About Me

My name is Daisy Oaitse Horan.

I am a fully qualified accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with Ayanay Psychological Accreditation (APA), a Pre-Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist with the National Association for Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP).  I work within both the APA and NAPCP ‘Ethical Framework for Counsellors’, and also the Guidelines for Online Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I am dedicated to providing a caring and professional service.  People come to counselling for varied reasons.  Often, people have encountered distressing or stressful experiences or situations which they’d like to talk about in a safe and confidential setting.  These might include present circumstances of bereavement, separation, or other major life transitions, or experiences from the past, such as in childhood, or to cope with feelings of depression or anxiety.  Counselling can help to explore issues in your life and bring about more clarity in a supportive and non-judgemental clinical safe space.  

Qualifications:

B.A. (Hons) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2018).

Diploma in Traumatology & PTSD (2019).

Experience:

I have worked with TRUE COLOURS Counselling Service for over four years as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist providing low cost counselling to the local community in the area.  I have  facilitated clients through a process of self-discovery and I assisted the individuals to reconnect with their own true colours, the essence of their true self.  In most cases, the clients have in fact been my teacher, and I have learned much about the human condition from working in this clinic.  The experience I have gained have taught me that everyone needs support at some point in their life and I want to be part of reducing the stigma around getting support for mental health issues by making it part of the everyday conversation.  

I worked for 2 years with AWARE as a Support Mail Volunteer.  I supported anyone aged 18 years and over, who is seeking support and information about issues relating to their own mood or the mood of a friend or family member, or who experiences depression or bipolar disorder.

“We cannot selectively numb emotions, when we numb the painful emotions, we also numb the positive emotions,” Brené Brown. 

 

About you

If you like to talk to someone, please pick up the phone or drop me an email or text. Take your first steps today and make a contact. Don’t suffer in silence. I promise you listening ears, empathetic understanding and total confidentiality.

How will Counselling Help Me?

Have you tried counselling before with little success or are you wondering if counselling will be effective for you?

The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important elements in counselling.  You want to feel safe and comfortable with your counsellor.

Counselling can help you to talk to someone impartial in a confidential setting, to explore the difficulties you are experiencing such as a strong bottled up feelings of grief and anxiety that can become very intense.

Being able to express those feelings can help alleviate the stress they cause.

Sometimes, unhelpful patterns learnt in childhood are being repeated again and again.  Insight into this can be gained through counselling and these patterns can be shifted.

Counselling can also allow us to make the necessary changes in our lives and help us to move forward and be happier ourselves.  Often coping strategies are needed to enable us to deal with certain feelings such as stress, anxiety and worrying.