Truly Integrated Counselling - tailored to individual needs
I am a fully qualified (MNCS Ad.Dip.PsyC) psychotherapeutic counsellor and mentor registered with The National Counselling Society. I am able to provide a safe and confidential environment for you to speak, to feel and to be heard and valued as an individual, in what can be a scary and challenging world.
I am subject to the NCS's regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership, in addition to complying with their ethical framework and professional standards.
I have experience of working with people with a wide range of concerns. I find this work really rewarding and it's been a privilege to work with all of these people.
What do I do as a therapist?
My key skill is in listening…that’s really listening and hearing, seeing you, empathising with your feelings. It’s then my role to facilitate you in finding your own solutions, helping you increase your own self-awareness and realisation that you have choices.
My main way of working is based on the Integrative model and I am also able to use a wide range of techniques and theories, tailoring my approach to suit you. Some examples include Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamics, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy . In addition, I am a qualified hypnotherapist and find this can often complement our counselling / psychotherapy work.
I work within a Pluralistic framework which means I recognise that individuals respond better to a treatment plan that is tailored to their individual needs. The client is continually consulted and has complete control over the methods and process that works best for them, ensuring empathy, congruency and unconditional positive regard.
I offer my services on a face-to-face basis, online (via Zoom), telephone or via messaging services for short, medium or long term therapy. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
"I have been attending counselling sessions with David for 6 months. From my first session, with his guidance, I began to explore and understand the issues that were having such an impact on my life. David's attention and explanations taught me ways of dealing with what was probably one of the most challenging periods of my life."
"David has a calm and reassuring approach to his work which made me feel like I was safe to open up and share the things which at times were so painful, without fear of judgement."
"I would highly recommend David to anyone seeking help from a counsellor and will be forever grateful for his skills. He has brought me from a very confused and dark space to a place where I feel confident and equipped to understand and process any issue I have to deal with in the future."
"My sessions with David were always very relaxing and I found him very easy to talk to. It was like talking to an old friend yet at the same time he gave me all the tools to work with and help me with my problems."