Dan Owens-Cooper, Senior Psychological Therapistmeet the team Dan Owens

2014: Masters (MA with distinction) in Counselling and Psychotherapy – University of Manchester

2011: Graduate Certificate in Counselling – Salford University

2007: BA Hons degree (with 1st class honours) in Sociology – University of Nottingham

I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Work experience

I have worked as a counsellor with Oakwood since 2013. I also provide counselling for DePaul UK (a youth homelessness charity), and for a Manchester city-centre based private counselling practice. I previously worked as a voluntary counsellor at Ashville Medical Practice and at the LGBT Foundation in Manchester.

How I work

As a qualified integrative therapist, I am trained and experienced in a number of therapeutic approaches. I am a firm believer in the importance of the counsellor / client relationship as the basis for therapeutic change, and that only within a non-judgemental therapeutic relationship of mutual respect, trust and authenticity can further appropriate and effective therapeutic interventions (such as cognitive behavioural therapeutic techniques) be identified and applied with success. Thus I work from a person-centred foundation, prioritising this relationship, and allowing the qualities of the relationship to facilitate clients and I in working collaboratively with success.