Dave Latham Counselling/Kidderminster/Bewdley/Stourbridge

Dave Latham Counselling/Kidderminster/Bewdley/Stourbridge

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Kidderminster Youth House
Bromsgrove Street
Kidderminster
Worcs
DY10 1PF

Sanctum Therapies
1 Stourbridge Road
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 3TT

07541 948199 / 07541 948199

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Kidderminster Youth House
Bromsgrove Street
Kidderminster
Worcs
DY10 1PF

Sanctum Therapies
1 Stourbridge Road
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 3TT

07541 948199 / 07541 948199

About me

Life can sometimes be so complex and difficult that we do not always feel able to sort it out and get back to feeling "normal again".

The complexity of life and the hardships that some people have to endure has always fascinated me, and having experienced many personal losses and life changing events myself, my passion has grown, and I would like the opportunity to "make a difference" and support those when it is most needed.

Working in my current work environments I understand how the demands of daily life and major life events such as a Bereavement, Domestic Violence, Physical/Sexual abuse,or divorce can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused or even just sad.

I also have experience of supporting Family affected by MND, and emotional support around the journey they will be going through.

My role as your Counsellor is to help you to explore the feelings and emotions that are often related to your current/past life experiences. I offer you the opportunity to reflect on what is happening in your world and for me to support you therapeutically to explore alternative ways of copings and dealing with emotive issues, that impact negatively on your life and to family and friends that are dear to you..

I appreciate how difficult it can be to discuss personal problems or even where or how to begin, but I offer a safe place to express your feelings and concerns, listen to you without judgement, and give you the time and safety to explore your emotional concerns, and support you through your decision making process.

I work with a person-centred approach to Counselling which means I believe you are the expert on your life. You can talk over any issue(s) openly and honestly, so you feel heard and understood and most importantly you will learn to articulate what you are feeling in a way that gives you the clarity needed to resolve any issue(s) and the strength to move forward with your life.

DUE TO RECENT SUCCESSES AND AVAILABILITY I NOW OFFER SKYPE COUNSELLING -details upon request.

I have counselled clients from a wide range of ages, ethnicity and cultures. In particular I have experience of counselling clients through issues such as: depression, anxiety and panic (disorder), self-esteem, stress, bereavement, eating disorders, negative thoughts, childhood trauma, anger management, domestic abuse, abuse, self-harm, relationship issues, phobias, loss and change, PTSD/trauma, sexual orientation, suicidal thoughts and health issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

My professional development and training is ongoing; relevant qualifications include:

Diploma in Counselling 2007
NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care.
BACP-Certificate of Proficiency 2014.

Extensive training and work in : Schools-Children (and with Special Education needs) families with children Diagnosed with ADHD or Autism.

Pre/Post-Bereavement.(Including support of Children 8 years and above)
Families affected by the Condition MND -(Patients and Family members)
Relationship / Family Support Issues
Addictions-including Gambling
Mental Health
Child Protection Issues
Cancer Related Illnesses-(Patient and Family Members).
Single/Separated Fathers.

June 2015-Working in Partnership with Kidderminster Youth Centre offering Counselling and Emotional Support to Children and Young Adults in the Kidderminster Area.

April 2015-Working in association with Gordon Moody offering therapeutic support for individuals affected by gambling issues and other allied addictions.

April 2015 offering SKYPE Support for clients that have career commitments/disabilities making it difficult attending regular sessions on site.

I regularly look to expand and develop my skills and knowledge, I have also obtained many other qualifications and certificates as part of my continuing professional development, including:

Psychological First Aid
scientific and Applied perspective on Bereavement: Ways to bridge the gap.
Complex Issues: Delivering Best Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care.
An Integrative look at Trauma
Understanding Autism
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Multi-Agency Child Protection
Understanding Relationships
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


June 2015-Working in Partnership with Kidderminster Youth Centre offering Counselling and Emotional Support to Children and Young Adults in the Kidderminster Area.

April 2015-Working in association with Gordon Moody offering therapeutic support for individuals affected by gambling issues and other allied addictions.

April 2015 offering SKYPE Support for clients that have career commitments/disabilities making it difficult attending regular sessions on site.

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Fees

£35.00 Single Sessions.

£30.00 Concession for 5 session booked in advance.

£25.00 For Students/OAP's/Low Income.

£20.00 For Students/OAP's/Low Income 5 sessions booked in advance.

Payment by Cash or Paypal.

Further information

I also have experience with working with Elderly, Support Children ages 8 and above.
I can offer couples sessions
I have experience of running groups
I help facilitate a local bereavement support group.
Home Visits considered based on loacation and Safety factors.

I also offer 1-1  Support for Counselling Students during their study period.

Sanctum Therapies
I work from Sanctum Therapies, which is conveniently located in Halesowen Town Centre and easily accessed by public transport or car. Directions are available, however please contact if you require these in more detail

By Bus:
All major bus routes into Halesowen stop at the Bus Station. From the station, you will see the church spire (The parish church of St John the Baptist), head back towards the church and a 5 minute walk will follow the footpath around the church, over the pedestrian crossing (opposite the CofE school), continuing towards Stourbridge Road. The George Pub is in front of you on the corner, then turn left into Stourbridge Road and Sanctum Therapies is the first building on the left.

By car:
There is limited free parking, either directly in front of the premises (please see the Sanctum Website or call for further info) or there are a small number of spaces by The George pub with a 2 hour time limit.
The nearest Pay & Display car park is located in High Street, opposite the church.

Other Pay & Display car parks are located in Andrew Road, Birmingham Street, Mayfield House and ASDA

Maps & Directions

Kidderminster, DY10 1PF
Halesowen, B63 3TT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Evening 6-9 Week ends upon arrangement Home Visits considered Monday Mornings and Friday Afternoons. DUE TO RECENT SUCCESSES/AVAILABILITY I NOW OFFER SKYPE COUNSELLING -details on request.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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