Darren HowellHi, I’m Darren and I’m an accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist based in Durham.

I have around 30 years’ experience working with children and young people in many settings including youth work, social work and in therapy. I have also worked with many adults including parents, and with community members through community development work.

I’m currently employed in the NHS as a psychological therapist where I mainly work with young people with mental health difficulties and I also supervise several low-intensity workers. I have a particular interest in stress management, coping with excessive worry, improving low self-esteem, and lifting low mood.

I enjoy supporting people through difficulties and like to adopt a creative and problem solving approach to therapy, drawing on all my experience in many settings, to develop therapy sessions which are tailored to the individual I’m working with.

Unfortunately, I cannot work with children under the age of 18 years if they have a Durham GP or attends a Durham school or college due to a conflict of interest with my NHS work.

I offer face to face appointments. For availability and price, please email:

Not available to accept clients currently

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