About Danuta

An independent trainer, consultant, supervisor, counsellor and action learning facilitator, Danuta has built a wealth of experience in supporting people with a dementia, their families and professionals who support them.

Currently, Danuta is a senior facilitator at My Home Life, an evidence based Leadership Support Programme for care home managers based at City, University of London. Danuta has now worked with over four hundred managers throughout the UK and has experienced first hand the inspirational work and exciting changes managers bring to their complex roles as a result of the Leadership programme.

Danuta continues to develop bespoke counselling services for people living with a dementia. She has developed dementia-specific counselling training for qualified therapists and recently was part of an innovative counselling service at Suffolk Mind.

As part of the Mangreen Trust ‘Living Well’ Programme, Danuta is the key contributor to the ‘Opening the Door to Memory Loss and Wellness’ community based workshops which seek to nurture conversations in a beautiful and relaxed setting with the focus on what works well and how we care for ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually, as well as those we support.

Danuta is a Reg.MBACP accredited and UKRC Registered Counsellor. A former qualified nurse in the UK and USA, she earned her BA Psychology and MA Counselling degrees at the University of New Hampshire. She was recently a tutor on the Norwich Centre Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, and regularly contributes to the academic field in both dementia and counselling.

Based in Norwich, Danuta has developed programmes of staff training and carer support and pioneered counselling services for older people and for those caring for or living with dementia. She is a published author and an international presenter. Danuta has been a counsellor and supervisor in private practice for over thirty years in the US and UK.

To contact, please get in touch via email.

Danuta Lipinska wins award at the 2018 National Dementia Care Awards


At this year’s annual National Dementia Care Awards, held in Brighton on 8th November, Danuta Lipinska and Sharon Harkin were recognised for their work with the East of England Co-op Funeral Services.

Winning the award in the Outstanding Dementia Care Innovation category, Danuta and Sharon developed and facilitated training for a first-of-its-kind dementia-friendly funeral service offering.

Speaking about the training Danuta said: “It was a delight and an encouragement to see and hear large numbers of compassionate, enthusiastic, open-hearted and open-minded women and men who are passionate about their work.

“With an impressive range of existing humanitarian and specific funeral skills, we had a very positive interaction and enthusiastic engagement.”

Read more on:

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Co-op News

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Recent Publications


Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing – Buy now
Currently featured within the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) latest guidance on relationships and sexuality in adult social care services

Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia – Buy now

Person-Centred Practice at the Difficult Edge – Buy now