Who is Dan?
I am an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based in Kent, England, where I combine my private practice with a career as an academic. My counselling style is relaxed and client led, with a focus on bringing understandings of the past and present together to find a new way to navigate the future. My work in community counselling settings has given me experience working with clients from a range of backgrounds, focussing on a wide range of issues including stress and anxiety, trauma, addiction, bereavement and relationship difficulties. While I continue to welcome clients from all walks of life, I also specialise in working with academics, post-docs and PhD students.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP, member number 00963757). I am also a certified practitioner of The Rewind (an effective way of working with intrusive memories arising from traumatic events). I’ve also served in the past as a member of the Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (a voluntary registration body and network for the addictions sector) and as a Trustee of Ashford Counselling Service (a community counselling service based in Kent, UK).
You are probably not here to find out about my academic career, but if you’re interested… Alongside my private psychotherapy practice I am a Professor of Social Psychology, holding a personal chair at London South Bank University. My research interests include mental health, the role of identity in wellbeing (with a focus on addiction and addiction recovery), and the efficacy of counselling and therapeutic services and techniques. You can check out my publications on Google Scholar here.