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“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts”

– Marcus Aurelius

danny small - ABOUTI have over 15 years experience in helping people deal with life blocks and emotional problems such as anxiety disorders, work-related stress, anger-management, self-esteem and confidence issues, chronic pain conditions and more.

I work in private practice and for the Priory Hospital Bristol. I also ran successful clinics in London for more than ten years, was hired as a specialist by the Royal Brompton Hospital (where I treated a pain condition called Cardiac Syndrome X) and as a consultant by the occupational health division of Medicentre (part of HCA Healthcare), where I helped people deal with their work-related stress and drug and alcohol problems.

I hold a BA (Hons) in journalism and sociology and an MSc in rational-emotive and cognitive behaviour therapy. I also hold a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy and another (with distinction) in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy.

As a former journalist, I know a thing or two about stress, pressure and difficult deadlines. I write books and features and present regularly on mental health and wellbeing topics. I’ve lectured on college courses, delivered workshops and spoken at public and private events for The Lecture Club, Raising The Bar and for the Time to Change mental health campaign.

People often value the clear, concise, solution-focussed frameworks offered by both CBT and hypnotherapy, which is why they are excellent methods for both psychotherapy and coaching.

Having an experienced and well-trained professional offer you a safe and non-judgemental space in which to explore and manage your life issues can provide immense relief and is often instrumental in helping you to regain control.

I’ve helped hundreds of people either manage their lifestyle and work problems more effectively or to let go of them completely. I’d love to help you too.

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I’ve even accidentally turned my dog (a rescue from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home) into a semi-famous therapy dog. No, really, I have. A Staffordshire bull terrier, she has appeared in several magazines and website features of her own and is registered with the animal charity Pets As Therapy. You’ll often find her working with me both in my clinic and at the Priory.

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