Learning & Development Lead & Counsellor
Daniel Alexandra Yartey
Daniel is a peoples person who makes a conscious effort in his interactions to understand the motivations and needs of others. As a result, he is accepting of others and doing his best to relate to people without judgement or prejudice. Daniel is interested in offering support to people, engaging with them to find meaning and fulfilment in their lives. He is a curious and enthusiastic individual with a commitment to accomplishing the goals that he has set himself through learning, reflection, planning and hard work.
Daniel is a registered member of the BACP having completed a Level 5 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma in August 2018. His desire to become a therapeutic counsellor was influenced by the positive and transformational impact counselling had on his life when he lost a significant other. He was inspired to offer others the gift of self-awareness and improved resilience he was afforded through therapy.
Daniel is also a qualified social worker with more than ten years of practice experience that has given him the privilege to safeguard children and support their families. The desire to see children thrive in nurturing and supportive care environments permeate his social work practice. The counselling qualification added value to his social work practice and sparked a desire to deepen his counselling knowledge and practice which has inspired him to enrol on a Master’s programme in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy at Salford University starting in September 2020.
Daniel even has a Private Counselling Practice and has worked successfully with a diverse group of people from many cultural and socio-economic backgrounds with a variety of issues. He is also skilled in providing support for individuals in helping professions like teachers, social workers and health professionals to enhance their resilience, enjoyment of their vocation and minimise burn out.
Sylvia Lee is a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapist (BACP) and has been a Person-Centred Therapeutic Counsellor for the past ten years. She provides effective, safe, and confidential counselling. Central to her practice is her fundamental belief in working only for the very best interest of the client.
Sylvia has successfully worked as a school counsellor and has supported children experiencing anticipated grief. As a private practitioner her specialism includes bereavement counselling in which she has had additional training with CRUSE Bereavement Service. Sylvia works in a variety of settings including the role of a counsellor at a training centre for trainee counselling students. Sylvia also specialises in areas of grief and trauma, common life, common mental health challenges, family counselling, domestic abuse, and work-related issues.
Having studied a BA(Hons) in Theology: Youth Work and Ministry at Nazarene Theological College, Sylvia understands the importance of being able to support others in need of pastoral care in the wider community. Sylvia feels privileged to join CAHN as part of the team offering vital support to the community through the Light Bereavement Service.