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About Me

I'm an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, mindfulness-based therapist and EMDR therapist with a private practice in Totnes. I help people experiencing a range of issues, and I am warm, open, approachable and nonjudgmental. I am here to support you and encourage you to explore whatever you are dealing with. I work both face-to-face and online.

If you’re struggling or finding things difficult, you’re not alone. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), anxiety and depression are the greatest health issues facing us worldwide. Even mild symptoms can seriously impair our enjoyment of life and sense of wellbeing. Things don’t have to be really bad in order to seek help. Counselling can be hugely beneficial for simply being able to share whatever’s going on for you with someone who understands you and can support you.

Dannie Lee Counsellor in Totnes and Bristol
Therapy room Dannie Lee Counselling Totn

I work with a range of issues, including anxiety, panic, stress, burnout, depression, low self-esteem, fear of uncertainty, obsessions and compulsions (OCD), ADHD, loneliness, anger, relationship difficulties, family issues, childhood issues, life changes and transitions, trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, self-harm, eating disorders and addiction.

Maybe you're feeling stuck or overwhelmed; lost, alone or disconnected; frustrated or disillusioned with life; or that you lack purpose or meaning in your life. Maybe you don't really know what the problem is. Maybe you just want to offload onto someone, and that's fine too!

My aim is to provide a safe supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings or difficulties without being judged. It’s an opportunity to understand yourself better and see things more clearly. I can help you reconnect with your own personal strengths, values and goals, and work out what's important to you. I can help you start to make the changes you want to make in your life. I can help you work through difficult thoughts and feelings, understand how they affect you and your relationships, and find ways to manage them better so that they have less impact on your life and wellbeing.

We can often be quite unkind to ourselves – judging, blaming or criticising ourselves for things that have happened, or for the way we think and feel. The problem is this just makes us feel worse. I can help you find ways to ease your inner critic, so that you feel better about yourself and your worth as a human being. I believe we all have the capacity to grow as individuals, and to feel more content and at ease in ourselves and in our lives.

I can help you challenge self-limiting beliefs and behaviours. I can help you develop courage, resilience and acceptance, and encourage you to understand and support yourself and your difficulties with compassion. I will encourage you to view yourself as “stuck not broken” and that given the right support, attitude, strategies and tools, you can get “unstuck” and move forwards to live a happier, meaningful, rewarding and fulfilling life.

As an integrative therapist, I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy.

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Please note I work with adults only and do not offer couples therapy. 

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