About Me

I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP, membership number: 00920584) and as such am guided by its ethical framework for the counselling professions. For further details please see: http://www.bacp.co.uk . I have worked as a counsellor at Riverside Counselling Service, and at No5 Young People’s Counselling Service alongside my private practice.

You may have noticed my unusual name, which is pronounced “Dasha”. Although I am British, I was born abroad, giving me some insight into the experience of being seen as an ‘other’. Partly because of this, I have always been drawn to so-called “outsiders”, and to embracing diversity in all its forms.

For more information on my style of therapy, please see “The Way I Work“, or do get in touch.


  • MA – Existential Psychotherapy – Regent’s University London, 2021
  • PGDip – Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy – Regent’s University London, 2019
  • PGCert – Counselling Skills – Regent’s University London, 2017

Recent Continuing Professional Development:

Workshop: ‘Trauma Workshop Series’ with Core Sentience, February 2023

Conference: ‘The Relationship Super Conference’ with Conscious Life, May 2022

Workshop: ‘Enhance Wellbeing by Embracing Vulnerability’ with Maureen Cooper, May 2022

Workshop: ‘Working with Men in Psychotherapy’ with James Have, April 2022

Workshop: ‘Single Session Therapy for Working with Regret’ with Windy Dryden, April 2022

Workshop: ‘Using Mindfulness to Access the Creativity of Emotions’ with Maureen Cooper, March 2022

Workshop: ‘Shifting Perspectives on Anxiety Using Creativity’ with Wheeler and Bachini, January 2022 

Workshop: ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ with Irvin Yalom, March 2021

Workshop: ‘Medicating Normal’, Society of Existential Analysis, April 2021

Workshop: ‘Anxiety; a First Aid Kit’, Society of Existential Analysis,  February 2021

Workshop: ‘Post Slavery Syndrome: Exploring the Clinical Impact of the Trans-atlantic Slave Trade’, Confer Online, July 2020 

Course: Counselling Children and Young People, No5 Counselling Service, October 2019 – June 2020

Course: Yoga Therapy Skills for Psychologists and Therapists, The Minded Institute, January – February 2020

Course: Online Counselling, Open University, BACP Accredited, April 2020.

Conference: ‘Therapeutic Perspectives and Practices with Alcohol and Love Addictions’, Regent’s University London, September 2019

Workshop: ‘How to Flourish as a Psychotherapist’, with Brett Kahr, Regent’s University London, February 2019

Workshop: ‘Working with Dreams’, with Toby Ingham, Riverside Counselling Service, January 2019

Workshop: ‘Working with People with Chronic Illness and Disabilities’, with Julia Segal, Riverside Counselling Service, November 2018

Workshop: ‘Time Limited Therapy’ with Gill Ingram, Riverside Counselling Service, November 2018

Workshop: ‘Where Angels Fear to Tread: finding a new approach to the body and sexuality in psychotherapy and psychotherapy training’, with Gabriella Otty, Regent’s University London, March 2018

Workshop: ‘We Are All Body Psychotherapists’, with Nick Totton, Brighton Therapy Partnership, September 2018

Conference: World Association of Sexology, Prague, May 2017

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