About

Dany DuBois BACP reg., BPS

In 2002, after completing a BA Philosophy degree, I trained for four years as an Existential Psychotherapist and Counsellor MA, then did a Psychology Post Grad Diploma. I have also undertaken a certificate in Integrative Supervision and have a certificate in Gestalt Adolescent Psychotherapy.

I have been seeing clients for one to one psychotherapy for 16 years and have had a private practice for 14 years. Having a 50 minute session once a week is usually found to be the most useful way to engage with therapy, as it is important to keep issues and new realisations in mind, to maintain momentum and change.

As I do not specialise in clients with only certain difficulties, I have been privileged to work with people with wide ranging issues, and anyone is welcome to contact me with a view to beginning therapy. Whatever you are struggling with, how you are managing will be related to coping strategies that you created when you were a child. We are very likely to think together about these survival strategies and see if they are still useful today, or if we need to find new ways for you to be.

My qualifications and experience are listed below, which include roles as a visiting lecturer at Regent's University in the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology; leading the BUPA Wellness Trauma Support team, including training BUPA counselling staff; working with teenagers in children's care homes and training staff in therapeutic interventions; and supervising trainee psychotherapists and counselling psychologists at MIND and the Claremont Project, London. 

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications

2017                        Certificate in Adolescent Psychotherapy - The Relational Academy, Cambridge

2007                        Certificate in Integrative Supervision - Metanoia Institute, London

 

2006                        PG Diploma in Psychology (Merit) - University of East London

 

2005                        MA Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling - NSPC, Sheffield University

 

2002                        Foundation Certificate in Integrative Counselling - Regent's College, London

 

2002                        BA (Hons) Philosophy (2.1) - Kings College, University of London

Experience

2006-Present

Private Practice psychotherapist and counsellor

2010-2012

 

Visiting Lecturer: Regent’s University.

  • Foundation course tutor for the School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology

2010-2011

 

Psychotherapist: Oak House, Therapeutic Young Women's Home

  • Providing psychotherapy for teenagers living in  children's home

2005-2011

 

Counsellor, Trauma Specialist: Bupa Wellness

  • Short term counselling for Bupa referred clients

  • Trained Bupa counsellors to work with trauma clients

  • Led the Bupa trauma team providing onsite crisis intervention and counselling

2010-2011

 

Supervisor: Claremont Project, London

  • Provided group supervision for trainee counselling psychologists

2007-2008

 

Group Psychotherapist: Sybourn Children’s Centre, Sure Start

  • Facilitated two weekly psychotherapy groups for asylum seekers and refugees

2006-2008

Group Psychotherapist: Private practice

  • Facilitated various time-limited psychotherapy groups for women and young people

2006-2007

Counsellor: Ceridian Lifeworks

  • Telephone counsellor

2005-2006

Director of Counselling: MIND in Waltham Forest

  • Held clinical responsibility for 15-20 trainee counselling psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors on placement, providing fortnightly group supervision

  • Formulated and provided training on client assessment, brief therapy, working with risk and suicide

2003-2005 

                      

Counsellor, Primary Assessor: MIND in Brent

  • Provided psychotherapy for adults referred by NHS

2003-2004         

              

Counsellor: Faces in Focus, Connexions, London

  • Provided counselling for young people, aged 13-25

  • Co-facilitated a weekly psychotherapy group for young women

2003-2004  

                      

Counsellor: Central School of Speech & Drama, London

  • Provided counselling for students

2001-2003     

                   

Counsellor: Childline, London

  • Provided telephone counselling for children and young people

1995-1997 

                      

Mental Health Support Worker: Rainbow-in Centre, London

  • Supported clients with long-term mental health difficulties

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