Dave Greaves UKCP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist
07860 556513 / 07860556513
I am an experienced UKCP Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples.
I offer short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy. I can provide you with a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place for you to explore your concerns. These can be extremely varied, as we're all unique; maybe you're feeling some anxiety or depression.You may have relationship issues you would like to explore.
I believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is central to the therapeutic process. So, within this relationship you can explore your thoughts, feeling and difficulties, offering you the opportunity to become aware of patterns and ways in which you may be interrupting the flow of your life. Sometimes we may explore how your past may be impacting you now in the present.
Increased awareness can help you to better understand yourself and your needs, come to terms with your situation or find different ways of being. This in turn can promote new life choices, self-confidence, self-esteem, personal growth and change. This process may take a few weeks, or may involve longer term therapy.
I also provide Brief or Time-Limited counselling and therapy for local and national organisations and I have worked in the NHS as a Staff Counsellor. I now work with NHS staff within my private practice through an EAP provider..
I worked in residential treatment centres(Drug and Alcohol) for ten years. I specialise in working with people who have, or have had Substance Dependency issues.
As well as being a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor I am currently undertaking Supervision training and studying for a post-graduate supervision diploma and am able to offer supervision at reduced rates, which are negotiable, for psychotherapists and counsellors in North Yorkshire or via Skype and telephone if elsewhere.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor (fully qualified since 2010)
Graduate Associate of the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies (EUROCPS)
Member of Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute (SCPTI)
Supervisor in training (Currently accruing supervision hours to complete EUROCPS Supervision Diploma)
Within my private practice I provide staff counselling for NHS staff and also Brief or Time-Limited counselling for work based counselling and psychotherapy organisations
I have been in Private practice, offering long and short term work for 9 years
Experience with working long term with Psychotherapy and Counselling trainees
Ten years experience as an Addictions Counsellor in residential treatment centres, working individually and with groups.
I have previously worked within the NHS as a staff counsellor.
I’m a trainer in the field of addiction/substance dependency.
Co-facilitating workshop ‘Relationship and Addiction’.
European Integrative Psychotherapy Conference 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia
I have a Professional Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Fully qualified 2010).
I am committed to my own personal development and as such I take part in Continuing Professional Development workshops. I have recently attended workshops regarding 'Substance Misuse', 'Personality Styles and Disorders', 'Bodywork in Therapy', 'Trauma and the Body', 'Separation and Belonging' and 'Exploring forgiveness'.
I also work as a musician, singer and songwriter. Music has been an important part of my life for many years and informs my work as a therapist.
As a registered member of the UKCP, the professional and regulatory body for counsellors and psychotherapists, I work within their ethical framework and guidelines for good practice (please go to the UKCP site ‘ethics’ for further details).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Drawing on my extensive experience of working with substance dependency, I offer private therapy for people with substance dependency problems and for those who find themselves with issues ‘post-active’ dependency or ‘in recovery’.
I also offer training for substance dependency professionals, counsellors and psychotherapists which qualifies as CPD.
Other areas also include:
- Relationship Issues
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Life Changes
- Loss - Job - Partner
- School Related Problems
- Couples counselling
- Family issues
- Affairs & Betrayals
- Separation Issues ie; child access-long distance relating/offshore-armed forces-contractor workers etc.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
For Individual Therapy I charge £40 per one hour session. If you desire, I will meet with you for 30 minutes for £25, so you can decide if counselling or psychotherapy is right for you right now.You will be under no obligation to continue after the initial session.
For Couples Counselling I charge £50 per one hour session. If you wish, I will meet you both initially for a 20 minute session so you can talk to me about what you want from therapy. This first meeting will be free of charge and there is no obligation for you to continue.
A small number of concessionary places are also available for individuals.
My fee regarding supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors is £40 an hour for individuals and currently negotiable for the hour long session whilst working towards my diploma. For groups, one hour is available for each group member; for example four hours for a group of four people.
For an initial appointment or to enquire about what I can offer you, I can be contacted by telephone (mobile) or by email. See at top of page. Your enquiries are always treated with absolute confidentiality and you are warmly welcomed to discuss any issue that is concerning you at the present time when you first contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 9am-7.30pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|