Dani Fowkes, BSc (Hons) Psych., Dip Integrative Counsellor, MBACP
I specialise in depression and anxiety disorders and offer a focused CBT approach. This has also been very useful to clients who just wish to work on their personal goals, development or career.
I can help you to gain greater awareness for your mental behaviour that might have been cause for concern. This allows you to slow down and recognise unhelpful behaviour patterns, but also to develop new perspectives that lead to better decisions. My clients appreciate my flexible and practical approach and welcome my active contributions to face their challenges. However, my approach does not advocate the use of coping strategies, questionnaires or rigid structures. Instead the focus is mainly on your mind set that is expressed through your narratives.
My expertise lies with clients who have been affected by serious mental health problems reaching crisis point, traumatic childhoods, bereavement, work related stress or long term sickness and are finding it difficult to restore normality and focus. I have also worked extensively with clients with relationship problems who have been going through trial separations, traumatic divorces or have suffered from abusive relationships. My daily work routine includes working with clients who are in crisis situations and require psychological first aid as well as ongoing support. I have gained my experience by working for many years in the private and corporate sector as well as for a number of charities, meeting a broad range of clients with very diverse backgrounds.
As I am from an engineering background with many years of experience as a Quality Consultant and Trainer, I can also help with performance anxiety, fatigue and procrastination, if you are suffering from work or study related stress. I have also been working with principals, teachers, NQTs who have been struggling with the overwhelming demands of the teaching profession.
I am qualified to work with a number of counselling modalities which include humanistic approaches as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in order to meet your individual needs; I offer short-term interventions as well as long-term therapy. Please contact me, if you would like to discuss this further.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- Registered Member BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Professional Standards Authority - Accredited Register)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAP)
- Certificate in Bereavement Care (Ascentis/Cruse)
- BSc. Psychology (Honours)
- Ongoing – Certificate in Crisis and Trauma (Accredited through Glasgow Caledonian University)
I am an experienced therapist who works with adults from all backgrounds. I also work as a Counsellor/Case Manager for an Employee Assistance Programme in Oxford as well as in private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge £55.00 for a 50 minute face to face session.
I also offer concessions to students and individuals who are affected by financial hardship, but please contact me to discuss this. I have always managed to find an acceptable agreement for clients.
I can offer daytime and evening appointments from Monday to Saturday.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and as such I am committed to observe my client’s best interest at all times. I attend monthly supervision to discuss my professional approach with clients. I am also dedicated to my professional development through continuing further education and regular training workshops.
As a member of the BACP I abide by the guidelines within the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||German (native speaker)|
Appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1pm - 8pm available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|