David Keenan MBACP (Accred)
0161 225 6713 / 07887 564127
I am an experienced therapist having qualified in 1998. I qualified as a casework supervisor in 2001. Since that time I have also undertaken much additional training. I work in an integrative manner, using different tools to benefit your own individual needs. Over the years I have worked with a wide diversity of clients and issues although my subject specialism is working with sexuality. I believe it is important to work hard to quickly establish a sound therapeutic relationship to enable you to develop trust not only in me as your counsellor, but also in the counselling process. I work from home and am based in Fallowfield, about 2 miles south of Manchester city centre with easy road links from the city centre, M60/M56 and surrounding areas. There are also regular bus services to/from: Manchester city centre, Altrincham, Ashton-u-Lyne, Bolton, Chorlton, Didsbury, Eccles, Levenshulme, Longsight, Sale, Stockport & Wythenshawe. Burton Road tram stop is a 20 minute walk or short bus ride away and Mauldeth Road rail station is approximately a 25 minute walk or short bus ride away. I will consider making home visits as long as certain conditions can be guaranteed and my fee will reflect additional travelling time/cost. I also facilitate private training workshops to a variety of providers and trainees. Recent workshops/seminars have been delivered to - voluntary based counselling services, a local PCT and local universities. I am also a senior counsellor/manager in a third sector organisation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (1998)
Diploma in Casework Supervision (2001)
Essentials in Sexual Minority Therapy (2008)
Diploma in CBT (2008)
Introduction to Psychosexual Therapy for Sexual Minority Clients (2010)
Groupwork Facilitation (2012)
Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy (2013)
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP and am also listed on the BACP Register of Practioners
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have much experience of working with people from all backgrounds of society and with a wide variety of issues. Because of this I am able to work with a diverse range of issues. I have undertaken much additional training and have a wide experience of working with sexual minority groups - sexual orientation (i.e. gay, lesbian and bisexual and other alternative sexualities), cross dressers, transvestites, transsexuals, Kink/BDSM etc. I work with people from all sexual orientations to help them accept and embrace their difference. I also work with people who may want to discuss sexual problems such as erectile difficulties, premature ejaculation and other issues around sex.
I do not operate a fixed fee, rather I prefer to negotiate a fee that reflects your income but would usually anticipate something in the area of £40-£80. I am willing to negotiate reduced fees for people on low income/benefits. I would expect home visits, including travelling time/cost, to be reflected in the fee and so would be looking at somewhere between £80-£100. I also have a flat-rate fee of £30 for an Introductory Session.
Why not call or email to arrange an Introductory Session? We can discuss what you are looking to gain from counselling and how I can best help you to achieve your aims. Either email by clicking on the link above or call me on 0161 225 6713.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My main days for working are: Wednesday 14:00-19:00, Thursday 08:30-19:00, Friday 08:30-19:00. Other days may be available by prior arrangement.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I qualified as a Casework Supervisor in 2001 and since then have gained much experience working in a one-to-one capacity in my own practice, and as the counselling manager of several counselling services.View supervision profile