David Abrehart MBACP
2a Glenbuck Road
London - South West
52 Old London Road
(Blue Door Next To Caffe Jax)
I practice both psychodynamic counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy from comfortable rooms in Surbiton and Kingston. I have a particular interest in working with men (and adolescents) in dealing with the particular challenges men face both relationally and emotionally. My approach is feeling-led, empathic and engaged.
Areas I help with include emotional difficulties such as social anxiety, excessive worrying, bereavement, abuse including sexual abuse, stress and mid-life crisis, as well as student mentoring. Or maybe your concerns feel less defined such as a sense of emptiness, a feeling of not knowing who you are or having lost your way, or maybe recurring problems in relationships in your life. Let's try together to understand you better, and help you to find your way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training was at Birkbeck, University of London which is highly respected for psychotherapy training. I was awarded a Merit in the BACP-accredited 'Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy'.
As well as my private practice, I also practice at a Surrey medical centre (since 2014) and I also have practiced at a centre in south London. I was also a mentor for Action for Children and am currently a university student mentor. I have experience in working with young people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome.
I am committed to onward professional development and continue to study at Birkbeck to further and enrich my work. I'm particularly interested in Jung and his principles of integrating parts of ourselves to heal and empower our vitality.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
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My fees are £55 per session (slightly more in my Kingston rooms). I can offer limited concessions for genuine hardship.
If you may be interested in seeing me, here's how the process would go:
You email me or leave a message and I'll either email you or call you back for a brief confidential chat at a mutually convenient time.
If together we think we may be able to work well together, then we will arrange to meet for a consultation which would be an opportunity to find out more about you and assess your needs. You're not committed to anything except that session's fees.
If we would both like to continue we will set up an arrangement for regular sessions. I can see patients up to twice a week. My work is clinically supervised as is required by my membership body.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I try to be flexible around your needs including mornings and evenings. Once we have agreed a time slot it is recommended we stay with it where possible.