My name is Daniella Shalev (BA, MA, ADIP, UKCP) and I’m a fully accredited and registered UKCP Integrative psychotherapist. I trained for six years at Regent College London, gaining an M.A and Advanced Diploma (ADIP) in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling. I’ve also undertaken specialist training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), substance misuse, trauma, bereavement and brief therapies.
Since 2003 I’ve worked in private practice, for the NHS and in the charity sector.
As an integrative therapist, I work with a range of therapeutic tools and approaches, all tailored to fit your needs. I consider your needs, preferences, characteristics, beliefs and motivation levels before using my judgement to choose the best therapeutic approach, or approaches, for you.
By using elements from different schools of theory and research, I offer a flexible and inclusive treatment programme tailored to you. The therapies I draw on include humanistic, existential and psychodynamic approaches, as well as solution-focused work. I find that these therapeutic approaches can be helpful in allowing you to explore your personality and early life experiences, your relationship with yourself and others, as well as the choices you make, in order to help you live a fuller and more fulfilled life.
I believe that change and progress is always possible, so I have a keen interest in working collaboratively to empower you and help you get more of what you want from life.
When we work together, I will truly listen to you, and may also respectfully challenge you when that’s what I think you need. I’ll help you understand yourself, help you make sense of where you are in your life, and will help you get to the root of your issues so you can understand, overcome and challenge yourself through new ways of responding rather than getting stuck in repetitive cycles or negative thinking.
Clients say that I am approachable, warm, empathetic, open and dynamic.