danielle Baillieu jpeg

Learn how to change your thoughts, change your life...
Individuals, Couples, Families, Children and Young People

Danielle Baillieu (MA, MSc, QTS, NASCO, AMBDA, MBACP, BPS)

About Danielle

We are all unique individuals and I think it is crucial to tailor-make the different therapeutic approaches for each person. My focus is on guiding you through the complexities of life to discover your authentic self, realize your potential, and find meaning and purpose in what you do. I offer short term and long-term therapy for individuals, couples, children and families. My counselling experience has been gained in the NHS, schools, charities and private practice. I also have extensive experience working with children and those with special needs (autism, ADHD, dyslexia, bereavement; self-harm).

I am an integrative and existential counselling psychologist. Existential therapy is a dynamic collaborative form of therapy where the therapist and client work jointly to trace the meanings of the client’s experience and find ways of tackling the challenges that life inevitably throws our way. We work as a team to find a way through dilemmas and crises. The therapeutic process is about creating order out of chaos and replacing the confusion with a new understanding and empowering perspective of life.

I studied psychology at UEL and Middlesex University/ NSPC and am a member of BACP and BPS. I am an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner & Trainer. I am also a qualified teacher and Inclusion Manager, having worked in schools for over 14 years specializing in supporting children with special educational needs (for example: autism; dyslexia; ADHD; bereavement; self-harm and low esteem etc).

I run Mindfulness sessions for children (and adults) and train teachers. I have run parenting classes in school for parents focusing on positive parenting and family dynamics.

Prior to becoming a counselling psychologist, I worked as a teacher in schools and an Inclusion Manager; a lawyer and consultant specializing in Franchising and Licensing; journalist writing for the national press; Editor of Fitness First magazine (and other magazines) and am a published author. It was in these roles that I realized that nothing was possible unless our ‘head’ was in the right place. While interviewing Anthony Robbins for my Evening Standard Column (he had launched Power Unlimited and Awaken the Giant Within) I became fascinated by the mind; the brain; pursuit of excellence and how to deal effectively with set-backs in life. I was hooked on how understanding our ‘thoughts’ could help us navigate the obstacles that life inevitably throws at us and how to create an authentic life. I am passionate about sharing this with others. Currently I am also working on a Doctorate looking at continuing bonds in bereavement and am planning another book.

I am a member of the BACP and the BPS; The British Dyslexia Association; The Society of Authors and The British Press Association.

  • Details

    • Counselling – individual £65 (50 minute sessions) Face to Face; Online Skype and phone
      Couples – £95 (75 minutes) Face to face
      Children with special needs – £75 (50 minute session) Face to face
    • Contact: danie@dircon.co.uk
    • Contact: 0790 3936379