Daniela Dentoni Counselling in Greenwich
Face to Face and via Skype

I’ve experienced how counselling can change your life

When I was in the final year of my BSc in Psychology and Nutrition, I had a very good friend who had used drugs recreationally, and who developed an eating disorder. I supported her through her journey and the experience changed my career goalposts forever.

At that point in my life, I began questioning human behaviour on a deeper level. I wanted to understand why some people dabble with drugs or alcohol while others develop an addiction. I questioned relationships, risky behaviours and social dynamics.

I also questioned the relationship I was in at the time and realised that there was a power imbalance. I believed I was being emotionally drained and manipulated. As I wasn’t able to discuss any of this with my family or friends, I sought help from the university counsellor. After six sessions, I ended my relationship and was determined to pursue a career as a therapist.

Now, I balance my counselling practice with my love for travel, which helps me to understand and welcome different cultures into my counselling room. I’ve run a marathon and I understand how important exercise is for both physical and mental wellbeing.

I also speak fluent Italian and I'm happy to see counselling clients who speak English or Italian.

My Training and Qualifications

  • MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling
  • BSc in Psychology and Nutrition
  • Accredited Level 3 CPCAB Counselling
  • National Domestic Violence Telephone Counselling
  • Dual Diagnosis and Addiction Counselling (Cygnet Hospital)
  • BPAS Counsellor
  • METRO LGBT Volunteer Counsellor

I'm a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (membership number 00926792) and the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) (membership number 2175).

Addiction Therapy

Helping people who are struggling with addiction is my passion. I specialise in issues related to addiction, such as substance abuse involving drugs and alcohol, as well as compulsive gambling, shopping, sex and relationship addictions.

I’m a registered member of the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) and I follow its ethical code of practice.

As an addiction counsellor, I have worked at drug and alcohol services where I helped clients across a range of issues. Now, I’m a counsellor at Gamcare, working with people who have been affected by problem gambling.

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