Dave Castle Dip.CPCAB PGCE
0789 0288 345
I am a qualified Counselor with 15 years experience in the Therapeutic field. I specialize in Relationship issues for Individuals and Couples.My approach is holistic but practical, informal and caring. I offer a half price introdutory session.
I have studied with many wonderful teachers in the fields of Counselling, Personal Development, Relationship and Self-Healing.
I work gently and sensitively, but provide the firmness and strength in reflection, that is important to guide you compassionately through any issues .
Issues I frequently help with are :
* Improving communication, particularly in 'stuck' areas.
* Dealing with difficult emotions, helping to manage them,.
* Helping to identify issues behind long standing tension and helping to resolve it.
* Nurturing reconciliation
* Working with repeating patterns
* Intimacy and Sexuality
* Past history and issues that might effect the present.
* Support through break-ups or transitions.
I work with all areas of relationship.That could be existing issues with a Partner or family member, or your relationship with yourself, such as confidence, anxiety, purpose or self-esteem .
It can also be past issues that need help and support in moving through.
I work with male and female clients, everyone seems very comfortable in opening to me, i hope because they realize I really care about the people I work with.
I do everything I can to help resolve things,exploring new approaches and perpectives. I provide the reflection for things that are very difficult to see when you are in the middle of it, and help in the communication of issues that hold tension.
Impartiality and non -judgement are very important to me.
I create a triangle of communication, holding it safely. I encourage communication towards me as much as possible, to avoid tension, and so that you get the chance to listen to each others expression. This often allows each partner to express themselves, and to hear each other in a clearer way.
We then often work on new agreements to carry things forward.
The first meeting is half price, and gives you a chance to see how we can work together.
Sessions are then tailored to suit individual needs, such as times and frequency, which can be discussed and reviewed at any time
I am available for daytime and evening sessions.
Telephone sessions are available when necessary.
How much ?
£30 - £35, for individuals,
£35 - £40 for couples
First meeting £20/15
Income based, and negotiable
How to Contact
Please call 0789 0288 345 for completely confidential inquiries,or to get a better sense of how I work.
If i am not available, you can leave a message, and if you are comfortable in leaving a contact number then i will call you back a.s.a.p
Otherwise you can E-mail to the address shown.
Hope to hear from You !
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. - CPCAB
PGCE Plymouth University
Ba Hons Plymouth University
I also run Self-Development workshops, with small groups, focussing on ways to work with old patterns and blocks, and their creative transformation.
I was previously a family worker for several years.
I am a qualified Tai Chi and Chi Gung Teacher
I have an Enhanced CRB check.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|