Danielle is a Counselling Psychologist accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is also registered as a supervisor with the BPS.
Danielle views mental health as something that all human beings struggle with to varying degrees at various times. The extent to which this is experienced depends on the individual and their own set of life experiences, personal and family history, and genetic-biological make-up. Thus, she incorporates all of these elements into her work.
Danielle specialises in working with childhood trauma and conditions that involve symptoms of dissociation, for example, ‘ non-epileptic attack disorder/dissociative seizures’. She also works with conditions that struggle to be adequately treated in traditional medical settings, for example: ‘functional neurological disorder’. Such areas frequently have a strong basis in early childhood trauma whereby difficult early relationships with parents/caregivers adversely impact how an individual relates to their own body and mind, as well as with those around them.
Danielle worked with such clients in the neuropsychiatry ‘complex care services’ NHS for 5 years and she has additionally worked with individuals who struggle with hearing distressing voices. Danielle also has a private practice in East Sussex, where she sees individuals from all walks of life. She has much experience in working with a wide variety of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, addiction, phobias, ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’, anger management, bereavement, ‘obsessive-compulsive disorder’, abuse (sexual, physical and emotional), low self esteem, ‘eating disorders’, ‘personality disorders’, hearing voices, psychosis and dissociation.
Danielle’s position is one where she has always held a deep respect for the uniqueness and courage of each individual. She is compassionate, strong, safe and deeply caring. She is also skilled at shedding light into the darkest areas in a way that brings a clarity and newfound strength to the individual.
Before training as a Counselling Psychologist (Doctorate in Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy by Professional Studies, NSPC – Middlesex University), Danielle completed a BA (Hons) in ‘Psychology, Philosophy, Physiology’ (PPP) at the University of Oxford and an MSc in Psychology from the University of East London.”