David Latham

David Latham

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The Retreat
First Floor
28 High Street
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 3BB

Kidderminster Youth House
Bromsgrove Street
Kidderminster
Worcs
DY10 1PF

07541948199 / 07541948199

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The Retreat
First Floor
28 High Street
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 3BB

Kidderminster Youth House
Bromsgrove Street
Kidderminster
Worcs
DY10 1PF

07541948199 / 07541948199

About me

"Patients are being asked to wait several years for some specialist mental health treatment, figures obtained by BBC have shown.

While many patients with acute and chronic problems get treatment within weeks, some areas (psychological support)  have current waiting times of up to 50 months.

The British Medical Association in UK called the delays "unacceptable" .......................................

...........Don't be left to wait, when i can see you within a short period of time, and offer a reliable and non time limited support, that is suited to you, for you. 

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.

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.

as from today i have no connection with Sanctum Therapies, please use details as above to contact me.

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.

SAIF Bereavement Care Associate Counsellor

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.
Emotional Support for Carers-(past or current) the support for Carers is limited or non existent and i offer 1-1 support for anyone that is struggling to cope. If you are still caring then i can arrange home visits within the Halesowen or Wyre Forest Area.
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.

http://theretreatcounselling.co.uk/

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  • Halesweon/Stourbridge News
  • Business Card

Fees

£20.00 Initial Assessment
£40 per 50 min-1hr session                    
(Support packages available on request)

£30 per 50 min-1hr session for students  / reduced income
Counselling Trainees Support Package:
£120 for first 5 sessions
£30 all further sessions
Includes letter or record of attendance (if required by your college)


Payment by Cash direct payment into bank account.


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.

Kidderminster Youth House

Bromsgrove Street
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 1PF.

The Retreat Counselling,

First Floor, 28 High Street,

Halesowen, B63 3BB.

Location
The Retreat is located in Halesowen town centre so is easily accessible when travelling by car or bus from Birmingham, Stourbridge, Brierley Hill, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Oldbury.

Car Parking is available nearby and is currently FREE of charge for 2 hours parking.

Bus Routes travel directly into Halesowen Bus Station, which is only 2 minutes walk from The Retreat.

If you require directions or parking information, just get in touch with us. Alternatively for Bus travel please use www.nxbus.co.uk.

We are situated within a small row of shops between the church (St John the Baptist) and Halesowen CofE Primary School. You can access The Retreat via the staircase between the Clothing Alterations Shop and Harvingtons Hair Salon; you will see a sign for Pure Beauty so head for this and you will find us at the top of the stairs. Don’t worry if you’re unable to find us, just give us a call!

http://theretreatcounselling.co.uk/


Maps & Directions

Halesowen, B63 3BB
Kidderminster, DY10 1PF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday,Wednesday, Thursday Evenings, Friday Afternoons, Some weekend Appointments available. I NOW OFFER SKYPE COUNSELLING. Home Visits Considered where appropriate.

Types of client

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