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Therapy offers you a safe, confidential place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. It allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things.
I offer counselling & psychotherapy to individuals from a variety of back grounds and different issues. I have flexibility in my appointment times and am able to offer early morning and evening appointments to fit in with your availability.
I am a caring, empathic, friendly and sensitive person. I have my own experience of mental health services and counselling. This helps me to understand first hand how life changing counselling and therapy can be.
I believe that the most important part of any therapy is to build a trusting relationship, where clients can feel safe and secure so they feel able to share their experience in confidence. This is why I encourage you to contact me before considering if I would be the right therapist for you - a short phone call may give you the information that you need about how well we may be able to work together. If you decide that you would like to work with me, then our first session will involve discussing your needs and expectations so that we can work out how best to achieve what you would like to get from this experience. I work in an integrative way which means that I can be flexible in how I work. It is important to note that I also work from a person centred core, which means that I will place you and your needs at the centre of the relationship and am guided by you throughout.
Usually it will take a number of counselling sessions before therapy starts to make a difference. Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £40. A course of 4 sessions is offered for £120, a saving of £40.
As well as Integrative Counselling, I offer:
- -Equine Assisted Therapy (Working in a safe environment with the ponies can help unlock your feelings, develop your sense of self, your ability to be in the moment and to listen to your intuition. This work all takes place on the ground with no riding involved. No prior experience of horses is required. NO RIDING INVOLVED.)
- -Reiki (Reiki is a Japenese system of healing that enhances the body's natural ability to heal itself. Reiki is totally safe and gentle and is not affiliated with any specific religion, faith, or belief system. It can be received by anyone who wishes to receive it.)
Training and qualifications
Danielle has been working in the field of mental health since she was 18 and specialises in working with children and young people and those affected by eating difficulties and disorders and body image and self esteem issues. Danielle has suffered from depression and an eating disorder herself and is now fully recovered. This personal experience of mental health difficulties has helped her in her professional life. She has experience of working within psychiatric inpatient care, community mental health settings, education settings and residential care within the statutory, private and voluntary sector. She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Freed Beeches - a service in Nottingham that provides clinical support to those affected by eating disorders. She is also a Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Derby
Dec 2015: Level 2 and 3 Safeguarding Training (Safeguarding Children)
Nov 2015: 3 day First Aid Training
Oct 2015: Reiki 2 training
Sept 2015: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner Training
Jun 2011: Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Derby College
Feb 2012: Empowering Families
Nov 2011: Personality Disorder Awareness Training
Sept 2011: Everybody's Business – Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Aug 2011: Delay Training - Teenage Pregnancy
Jun 2011: Suicide Awareness Training
May 2010: Mental Health Awareness Train The Trainer Training
Feb 2010: Advanced Motivational Interviewing
Nov 2009: Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 4 (PTLLS)
May 2009: NLP Practitioner Training
Jun 2004: BSc (Hons) Counselling and Therapeutic Studies-1st Class Leeds Metropolitan University
Integrative Therapy - £45 for a 50 minute session (free 30 minute consultation)
Reiki - £30 for a 40 minute session
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy - £80 for a 90 minute session (free 30 minute consultation)
£120 for a 90 minute session for 2 people
Groups - POA
Room based therapies are offered in Sandiacre, Long Eaton and near Burton - parking available
Equine therapies are based in Sandiacre and near Burton - parking available