David Waters MA (Dist.) Registered MBACP (Accredited)

David Waters MA (Dist.) Registered MBACP (Accredited)

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26 Queensway

07989 584 993 / 07989 584 993

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26 Queensway

07989 584 993 / 07989 584 993

About me

I work remotely via Skype or FaceTime with couples and individuals and offer short term and open-ended contracts. You could be seeking help around anxiety, stress, anger, low mood, depression, addiction, sexuality, loss/bereavement, relationship difficulties, a sense of meaninglessness, work problems, bullying or low self esteem. This is not a definitive list. We will work together with what you need help with, whatever it might be.

In my work I use psychodynamic, C.B.T. (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness, and humanistic approaches to help you gain greater self awareness and relief from suffering.

After a positive experience of being in psychotherapy myself after the painful loss of a partner, I was inspired to train as a therapist myself and offer this potentially life-changing relationship to others.

I am also a writer and I have been on the teaching faculty of Alain de Botton's School of Life since 2010. At the School I teach classes and workshops on love and relationships, the art of conversation, calmness, death, confidence, work-life balance and realising your potential. My work at the School promotes growth through personal development and increased emotional intelligence.

My private practice is in central London, Bayswater, W2. My therapy rooms are just moments from Queensway and Bayswater tube stations.

Sessions are 50 minutes and are held at the same time and place each week.

Our first meeting (the assessment) will give you a sense of working together will be like. It will also give us the chance to help you find exactly the right therapy for you. We will then form a contract agreeing the time, day and number of sessions - this can be revised and adapted as our work together develops.

I bring all of my academic, clinical and rich life experience into the work that we'll do together. Therapy is a unique healing relationship that is profoundly important as it offers us the chance to manage our lives in healthier and more meaningful ways.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling was BACP approved training and I have a Distinction in my Masters Degree.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I work according to the BACP ethical framework. I am listed on the national Register of counsellors and psychotherapists.
I am a Faculty member of The School of Life (www.theschooloflife.com/) where I teach classes on how to be calm, how to make love last, spending time alone and how to realize your potential.
I have many years experience and have worked in the voluntary sector as a bereavement counsellor and in the NHS as a member of the Counselling and Psychotherapy team at Kings College Hospital. My continuous professional development (CPD) has recently been focusing on CBT for depression, addiction and working with couples.
I have written on love, relationships, addiction, meaning and families for many publications including the Guardian and Telegraph newspapers.
I have a rich life experience which informs my work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

The search for meaning. The loss of direction in life, looking to find a new map or model of how to live. I work with couples and individuals


First assessment sessions cost £65 for individuals, £75 for couples. Subsequent sessions are £55 between 10am - 5pm, £65 5pm - 7pm for individuals. Couple sessions are £75.

Further information

I am an experienced, calm and able therapist. In a quiet, safe, confidential environment I will help you explore those parts of your life which are causing you trouble and distress. We will work together helping you towards a place of greater self awareness and relief from pain. You are not alone.

Maps & Directions

London, W2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I work remotely with clients between 3pm and 9pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults