Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS18-06222
For most teenagers and young adults, it's a difficult time of life. Studies show that they need as much emotional support as younger people. The problem is persuading them to access it..
Hi, I'm Daniel. I've spent the past ten years working with young people (11-25) across the Doncaster area. I was a health worker employed by the NHS, focusing on risk taking behaviour and now work as a counsellor in a secondary Academy, I'm fortunate to have been able to help so many young people through a variety of personal issues. I'm fully trained in safeguarding procedures and ensure every young person understands these limitations.
I consider myself an integrative practitioner, underpinned by a person centred approach, focusing on building a quality counsellor & client relationship. I qualified using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as my chosen theoretical model and, if you feel it useful, can implement some of the techniques during the sessions.
How do I work with young people?
Or should that be 'Why do I work with young people?' In my experience you have to work twice as hard to earn the respect (a word I hear a lot) from a young person. This barrier excludes many adults, and they fall at the first hurdle.
I've tailored my approach to avoid patronizing or condescending towards a young person, and seek to uncover & celebrate their potential. I currently have a 99% engagement rate (there's always one!)
Humour: this can often be overlooked in counselling, but I believe it essential to acknowledge it in the process of forming a relationship with a young person.
Do I work with Adults?
Absolutely. Prior to my work as a school counsellor, my experience in counselling was exclusively with adults, something which I have continued alongside my work with young people.
I offer online counselling via Skype at a discounted rate.
I work with: Abuse (sexual, emotional and physical), Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Child Related Issues, Depression, Gender (I run an LGBTQ group), Low Self Confidence, Self-harm, Low Self Esteem, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Relationship Issues, Self Harm, Stress, Trauma, Work Related Issues.
Please message me with any questions, I'm looking forward to hearing from you, and most importantly - helping you.
- Qualifications & ExperienceCPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Community Mental Health (Level 3)
Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA course)
CBT & Motivational Interviewing (course)
QCF Teaching (Level 4)
NCST Smoking Cessation (Level 2)
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- AIDS / HIV
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken