Dr Daniel Blackman CPsychol, AFBPsS


  • British Psychological Society (BPS), Chartered Psychologist

  • British Psychological Society (BPS), Associate Fellow

  • Health Care Professions Council, Practitioner Psychologist

  • Institute of Group Analysis (IGA), Foundation Course

  • Balint Society, Accredited Group Leader


I have specialised in adult mental health for ten years. Prior to establishing DDCP in 2017, I worked in a range of NHS settings. This included both primary and secondary care outpatient Psychology services. I am therefore familiar with mental health problems at varying levels of severity, from general wellbeing and stress management to complex trauma and longstanding interpersonal problems.

My broad experience of adult mental health not only means that I am equipped to respond to a wide range of difficulties. It also means that I recognise work that is suitable for independent practice and work that should instead be undertaken by a multidisciplinary team. This knowledge adds significantly to my ability to practice both safely and ethically.


  • Newcastle University: DOCTOR OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2013

  • Open University: BSC (HONS) PSYCHOLOGY (1ST), 2007

  • Teesside University: PGCERT PRIMARY CARE MENTAL HEALTH, 2009