David is an experienced person-centred counsellor & psychotherapist. He works short or long term with clients presenting with a wide range of issues, such as depression, anger, self-harm & LGBT issues.
I can help with...
- Anger management
- Gender issues
- Panic attacks
- Suicidal thoughts
Types of client I see
- Young people
- Older people
Languages I speak
- Contact me for details
Types of therapy I offer
- Person-centred psychotherapy
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist, and a registered member with the BACP. My modality of counselling is to facilitate a safe, non-judgemental space for my clients to talk through and explore their problems.
I work in a non-directive way, which means that my client is at the centre of the therapy and is free to explore their thoughts and feelings, with me supporting them along the way.
I currently also work in a voluntary capacity, providing counselling to clients aged 14–25, working with such issues as self-harm, anxiety, suicidal ideation and panic disorder.
With all the clients that I see my work is to bring a sense of understanding and compassion, which may provide reassurance to my clients, enabling them to have a greater sense of awareness, acceptance and empowerment.
My work includes one-to-one therapy, dealing with a broad range of issues that clients may present. Working together we can identify your sense of negative thinking and feelings and work on ways that may open your life to new possibilities.
Counselling can help to bring clarity to a confused and distressing way of being and allow for space to feel less overwhelmed by our problems.
Confidentiality and supervision
Confidentiality is a critical element of working with my clients; at all times your anonymity will be respected by me. This is a key component to the work that I do in counselling and is encompassed within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, to which I adhere.
As a registered member with the BACP it is important that I attend regular supervision, which is an essential part of working as a counsellor & psychotherapist and underpins my work to ensure that I work safely, effectively and ethically.
Supervision provides an environment to explore to a greater degree the relationship with my clients so that we can move towards desired outcomes. All client work discussed in supervision will also adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and is subject to the confidential agreement which is consistent with my clients.
Training and qualifications
- Higher Professional Diploma Level 5, Distinction in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Lewisham Counselling and Counsellor Training Associates)
Over the last 3 years I have added to this core training by attending continued professional development training such as:
- loss and bereavement
- working with clients on the autism spectrum (ASD)
- working with children and young people
- working with trauma
- anger expression
- substance misuse
- adult safeguarding
- child safeguarding
In the past 3 years I have been involved in providing counselling to vulnerable young people and adults in the voluntary sector.
I also have experience of cognitive behavioural therapy and existential therapy.
- I am registered with BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) (registration no. 355780)
- I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions
- Initial consultation: £25
- Sessions: £50 for 50-minute session
- Concessions on request