David Edwards BA in Counselling (hons), Registered Member MBACP
15 Castle Street
Hello, my name is David and I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where together we can talk things through.
Our work together can be on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
I am experienced in helping clients with a wide range of issues.
Offering a humanistic approach, my theoretical orientation is Existential, integrating Person-Centred and Gestalt ideas.
This means my work is rooted in the ‘here-and-now’ of how we live our life. Past experiences and relationships are explored in terms of the impact they have on the person we are today.
Working this way encourages an honest exploration of attitudes and assumptions alongside the free expression of feelings and opinions. But for this to happen the relationship I develop with clients remains of the utmost importance throughout my work.
I have trained and worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for several years in a number of settings, for charitable organisations and in private practice. The work has given me the opportunity to meet with adults and young people presenting with a wide range of issues, and to support them in making the changes that can help improve their lives.
As well as working in private practice, I’m also a Director and therapist at Male Survivors Berkshire, providing support for survivors of sexual abuse and trauma, and working and volunteering at No5, an organisation offering free counselling for young people in the Reading area.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA in Counselling First Class Honours (University of Greenwich)
- Certificate in Counselling Young People (BACP endorsed)
- Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Humanistic Counselling (University of Greenwich)
- NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory, Level 3 Award
- NCFE Helping Skills, Level 2 Award
- NCFE Interpersonal Skills, Level 1 Award
- Advanced Counselling Skills NCFE Level 3 Award (BSY Complementary Therapy College)
- Basic Counselling Skills (BSY Complementary Therapy College)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £45.
Payment can be made on the day by cash or by cheque. I may charge the full fee for appointments that are missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
I am fully insured, DBS checked and a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I work within the guidelines of The Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My work is regularly supervised by a qualified supervisor.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday and evening appointments available.
Types of client