David England, MA, Dipl Psych, Dipl Couns, UKCP Accred
Accredited Psychotherapist on the UK Council for Psychotherapy National Register; Registered on NHS Commissioning.GP National Register of Qualified Allied Health Professionals; Couples Counsellor; Shamanic Practitioner. I provide a safe environment in which I can gently help you work through whatever painful or uncomfortable issues you face in your life.
These issues may relate to a specific problem, such as relationship or work difficulties. You may experience difficult feelings: anxiety, depression, sadness, grief, fear, anger. You may suffer or have suffered sexual abuse or emotional abuse. You may suffer low self-worth, low self-esteem, low self-confidence. You may experience loss of meaning, or be facing a spiritual emergence or spiritual emergency.
You may feel your life could be so much more, more joy, love, fulfilment, the realisation of whom you truly are. Whilst psychotherapy is partly about dealing with the impact of past experiences upon the present, psychotherapy can also include what is emerging in your life, what the future may hold for you.
Psychotherapy can be exciting, enriching and transforming. It can be a catalyst for profound change in your experience of life: by growing as a person and finding qualities in yourself you didn't know were there; by discovering and realising your potentiality more and more; by gaining insight into your unique purpose, the meaning of your life, and the values which inform and inspire it.
Soulfulness Shamanic Guide (davidengland.org.uk)
Soulfulness offers a way of relaxing to a drum beat and allowing the imagination to focus upon an issue which you struggle with. This is an inner journey into the world of the imagination. It is based on an ancient shamanic technique called a ‘shamanic journey’.
Perhaps you have some deep seated issues in your life which you need to explore. As a psychotherapist as well as a shamanic guide, I can help you to explore these issues using a form of shamanic journey called ‘soul retrieval’, the retrieval of lost soul energy, such as self worth or a true sense of identity.
When we find, retrieve and restore our lost soul energy, we become more whole, we expand our souls – our sense of whom we truly are – and we are better able to live more abundant and fulfilled lives.
Couples Counselling (davidengland.net/couple-counselling)
Couples counselling can help by providing time away from home in a neutral, welcoming and safe environment, where you, the couple, can explore your difficulties, and where you can be helped to clarify how you think, feel and act in your relationship.
For couple counselling, psychotherapists David England and a colleague work as a team. One of the couple has individual psychotherapy with David and the other has individual psychotherapy with his colleague. About every four weeks we come together for a ninety minute couple counselling session, attended by the couple and by the two therapists. The four of us explore together the issues which are challenging the relationship between you.
Bereavement & Grief Counselling (davidengland.net/bereavement-and-grief-counselling)
I can gently help you work through the painful feelings of grief which you may be facing in your life right now. Working through your grief allows you to come to terms with your loss, and to reach a place where you can let go the person you have lost and still hold them in your heart. I can help you to grieve, and I can help you to explore and discover what life can still hold for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA (Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy), Diploma in Psychotherapy, Diploma in Counselling, Accredited Psychotherapist with UK Council for Psychotherapy.
I have eighteen years post-graduate experience. I trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist at The Institute of Psychosynthesis, London. I qualified as a counsellor in 1996. I qualified as a psychotherapist in 1998.
I began seeing clients in Maidenhead, initially as a trainee, in 1994 and have continued in practice to the present day. I worked as a course tutor at The Institute of Psychosynthesis from 2005 to 2012.
Between 2011 and 2013 I undertook a Practitioner Training at the Eagle’s Wing College of Contemporary Shamanism.
Also, I am an author of Berkshire Folk Tales and Lancashire Folk Tales, and a professional storyteller working both with adults and children.
I am a member of the Association for Psychospiritual Practitioners. I am also a member of Equity.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Spiritual Emergence and Spiritual Emergency. Shamanic Soul Retrieval. Soulfulness.
My standard fee is £65 for a 50 minute individual session. I am always willing to agree a lower fee which reflects a client's financial circumstances. I have afternoon and evening appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My regular appointments are afternoons and evenings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and at other times by arrangement.
Types of client