Danielle Brandon

Danielle Brandon


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
0781 7557385
Website

Contact Danielle

Therapist - Hitchin

Hitchin SG4
0781 7557385
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a fully qualified and registered integrative child and adolescent counsellor working in North London and Hertfordshire. I am currently offering online counselling and parental support. Where possible I can arrange to see children and young people within a safe space in their school environment. Before coming to this work 7 years ago, I was involved in Education, as a teacher, consultant and then advisor. I have always worked with children and families.

The counselling is of course completely confidential but where possible, with permission and agreement from my client I aim to work with parents where possible to support the issues that have bought the child or young person to therapy.

I use various media including art materials and sand tray work to help my client identify what is going on in their world in order to work though any painful feelings. This is a gentle and holding approach. My clients are aged 5-17 years. Of course some children are happier to sit and talk things through in a more direct way. 

Practice description

Currently due to Covid 19 my practice has shifted to online work. As lock down  eases I will be working from safe spaces within schools which I am happy to negotiate on your child’s behalf. I do not operate from any alternative premises currently. 

My first session

Before working with your child, it is important that you the parent (or the referrer) gives as much information as possible about the presenting issues. This also includes a thorough questionnaire to think over past events so we can ‘wonder together’ about what might be getting in the way for your child.

This initial session usually takes around 60 minutes and is a good opportunity for us to get to know each other and to see if you feel I would be a suitable match for your child which is a very important element to the work. After this we agree the finer details, sign agreements to proceed and work out suitable timings. We then meet around every 6 weeks for an update on progress. This can be done via phone calls where easier. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling