Daniel is a Clinical Psychologist and works in our team with adults who are experiencing a range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD and low self-esteem. Prior to joining Beacon House, Daniel worked in NHS and charitable specialist services for individuals with drug and alcohol addictions and multiple complex mental health needs. Daniel continues to work in addiction services in the charitable sector alongside his role in our team.

Daniel has a special interest in working with adults who experience co-occurring mental health difficulties alongside substance use; and he is always curious and keen to take a trauma informed approach to understanding the needs individuals who are struggling. Daniel is conscious of the impact that mental health difficulties can have on an individual’s wider social network, and he will involve family and significant others where appropriate, within his clinical work.

In addition, as a Clinical Psychologist, Daniel is experienced in providing specialist consultancy, support, supervision, and training to professional staff teams around themes of mental health and substance misuse.

Daniel has a warm, empathetic and gentle therapeutic style, which facilitates him in building strong therapeutic relationships with the people that he works with. Daniel holds the individual at the heart of his clinical practice and works in a collaborative way to develop a shared understanding of the issue. He believes that the individual is the expert of their own experience and that everyone has the potential to make change with the right support.

Daniel likes to work in an integrative and client-focussed way, as he understands that there is no therapy approach which fits all individuals. His work is underpinned by a number of psychological models and theories, including, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), community psychology, systemic approaches and motivational interviewing.

Daniel is registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (membership number PYL04589) and is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (membership number 151804).

  • Advanced Motivational Interviewing
    6 day workshop, PMason Consultancy, 2014
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
    11 day workshop, Avon and Wiltshire Partnership NHS Trust, 2011
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)
    University of Exeter, 2008
  • Psychology (BSc)
    University of Coventry, 2002
  • EMDR Part 2
    Richman EMDR Training, 2nd April 2020
  • EMDR Part 1
    Richman EMDR Training, 18th-20th September 2019
  • The Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment across the Lifespan
    Dr Ben Grey, Dept of Attachment Studies, University of Roehampton, one day, May 2019
  • Safeguarding Children Level 3
    Tailormade Training Solutions, 2018
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Clinical Psychology
    Division of Clinical Psychology, 2017
  • Critical Thinking in Risk Assessment
    Croydon Safeguarding Children Board, 2017
  • Behavioural Couples Therapy
    2 day workshop, APT Training, 2014
  • Clinical Supervision
    Avon and Wiltshire Partnership NHS Trust, 2012
  • Cognitive Behavioural Approaches for Working with People with Psychosis
    3 day workshop, Avon and Wiltshire Partnership NHS Trust, 2012
  • Using the Behavior Change Technique Taxonomy v1 to conceptualize the clinical content of Breaking Free Online: a computer-assisted therapy program for substance use disorders. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 11(1), 26
    Dugdale, S., Ward, J., Hernen, J., Elison, S., Davies, G., & Donkor, D. (2016c)