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

– Marcus Aurelius –

danny small - ABOUTI have nearly 20 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 well as providing one-to-one therapy, I also deliver webinars, workshops, live presentations and keynote speeches on a number of mental health and wellbeing topics. I am the author of two self-help titles, write copy for a variety of sources and provide wellbeing consultancy to the hospitality industry via New Dog PR.

People often value the clear, concise, solution-focussed frameworks offered by both REBT 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 consider dogs essential to my mental health and wellbeing and I can provide animal assisted therapy (AAT) alongside psychotherapy. My current dog, Nuala, is a Staffy/American Bully Cross rescue from Battersea Dogs & Cats home and she works with me in my private practice. I accidentally turned my previous dog, Lara, (also a rescue from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home) into a semi-famous therapy animal. A Staffordshire bull terrier, she appeared in several magazines and website features of her own and was registered with the animal charity Pets As Therapy. I’m hoping that Nuala will follow in Lara’s soft and gentle footsteps although, at the moment, she is a puppy-in-training.

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