Hello! My name is Daniel and I am a therapeutic counsellor. I am passionate about empowering people to connect, support each other, and realise their potential.
As a member of the LGBT+ community myself, I know that everyone struggles sometimes. It can be difficult to live authentically and confidently, and cope with the things that life throws at you. However, I believe in your potential to adapt, grow and change!
There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach!
There are a variety of approaches to counselling: as an Integrative counsellor, I bring together elements of different therapies in my counselling toolkit. Each client is unique, and I believe the approach needs to be tailored to your specific needs and goals.
I have a background in equalities work and mental health services. I also have several years’ experience in working with various client groups, including people of trans* and non-binary experience, lesbian, gay and bisexual people, people in non-monogamous relationships, people with disabilities, and people living with HIV and other long-term conditions.
Following my qualification, I gained the experience and expertise to be recognised as a BACP Accredited Counsellor – this means that my practice has been deemed by the BACP to meet their “higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner”.
I am also a Pink Therapy Accredited Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversities Therapist, which recognises that I have met their standards in terms of specialist knowledge, experience, and reflective practice in order to provide a “truly welcoming, inclusive approach” to diverse client groups.
Therapy is a big step!
I recognise it’s a big step accessing counselling, particularly if you have never seen a therapist before. I offer a safe place to explore difficult feelings, thoughts, or experiences that you might be facing.
Whether it’s just a few sessions, or longer-term therapy, counselling can help you to take a step back, reflect, access your inner resources, and move forward.
I realise that my clients need a non-judgmental space where their experiences will be affirmed and explored sensitively, with compassion and empathy. I am committed to work in ways that are affirming and inclusive to the spectrum of individuals within the community, including dimensions of background, class, race, gender, disability, religion, immigration status and carer status. Your unique experience will be valued in our work together. I have a commitment to personal development, and educating and challenging myself on issues of structural inequality and oppression.
My qualifications and approach
- MA (Hons) Psychology
- MSc Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (ACTO Approved)
- Accredited Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities Therapist (Pink Therapy)
Approaches: Humanistic, Existential, Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural.
Take a look at my video below to learn more about me and my approach to counselling: