Dani Fowkes, BSc (Hons) Psych., Dip Integrative Counsellor, MBACP
You can find my private practice in Oxford (Summertown, Cowley and Banbury). I specialise in depression and anxiety disorders. I have gained my experience over the past 7 years by working in the private and corporate sector as well as for a number of charities, meeting a broad range of clients with very diverse backgrounds from all over the world. My clients appreciate my flexible and practical approach and welcome my active contributions to face their challenges.
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 or a traumatic divorce or have suffered from abusive relationships as children or adults. My daily work routine includes working with clients who reach out from all over the world, who are in crisis situations and require psychological first aid as well as ongoing support.
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 aware that counselling can be expensive; therefore I always offer sessions for a reduced fee to those who are currently suffering from financial hardship.
In the first session I focus mainly on what suits your ways of thinking and working based on your presenting issue. This has been especially helpful for clients who are new to counselling or have experienced difficulties with previous counselling approaches.
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. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact me and we can arrange an initial session for you to meet me, so that we can decide, if I am the right person to help you.
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 West London 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)|
Early morning appointments from 9am onwards available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|