A bit about Dan….

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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).

Academic Background:

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.