“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

C.G. Jung

Dan Lawrence

Consultant Psychotherapist

In the psychotherapy and consultancy that I practise, I help people to clarify how they want to live, and how to live as they want to. I believe this approach is particularly relevant to working with Dallington mentees as they explore their unique context and approach the future.

Born and raised in the east end of London, my earliest memories are saturated with a curiosity for the nature of mind, inner life and outer reality. Following an initial career as a derivatives trader on the London derivatives exchange, I’ve developed diversely as a Consultant Jungian psychotherapist and contemplative consultant over the last eighteen years. Unusually postgraduate qualified in a range of psychotherapy approaches, I am experienced in leading and supervising clinical and project teams, as well as building reflective awareness and supportive networks. I have a long consulting history of synthesising post-Jungian, contemplative and Zen ideas with social dreaming methods, as a creative approach to enabling people and teams to think new thoughts and feel more connected together.

In my spare time, my three teenage children, two dogs and a never ending search for the perfect wave in Cornwall has long kept me honest enough in my pursuit of a meaningful life.


  • Postgraduate Diploma Jungian Psychoanalytic theories of Human Development - Birkbeck, University of London
  • Postgraduate Diploma Psychoanalytic theory of Child Development - Birkbeck University of London
  • Postgraduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Plymouth University
  • Post-qualification Advance Diploma Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (DIT) - Anna Freud Centre, London
  • Postgraduate Diploma Rogerian Psychotherapy - University of East Anglia
  • Post-qualification Diploma Integrative Sandplay Therapy - Association of Integrative Sandplay Therapy
  • Post-qualification training Compassion-focused Psychotherapy - Plymouth University
  • Full EMDR Therapy Training (EMDRIA) - The Trauma Institute, USA
  • 6.5 years of personal (x3 weekly) Jungian analysis with IAAP Jungian Analysts
  • BA Theology - Kings College, London
  • Warm Data Lab Host training

    Registrations / Accreditations:
  • Jungian Psychotherapist, British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • UK College of Psychoanalysts  (CP-UK)
  • National Advisor to the British Transpersonal Association
  • Confederation of Analytical Psychology (CAP)


  • Various Psychotherapy Clinical Lead roles in NHS psychotherapy settings
  • Consultant Psychotherapist and Reflective Practice Consultant - Various organisational clients
  • UK Clinical Partnerships Lead - Big Health
  • Primary Psychotherapist - Alice Smith International School, Kuala Lumpur
  • LIFFE Derivatives Broker and Trader - Credit Lyonnais / Banque Paribas