David Keighley

David Keighley

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Hove
East Sussex
BN3

The Rock Clinic
270 Eastern Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 5TA

01273 7354852 / 07867516760

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Hove
East Sussex
BN3

The Rock Clinic
270 Eastern Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 5TA

01273 7354852 / 07867516760

About me

A central paradox of modern life is that we have more choice than ever before, but with those choices often comes stress and personal angst. My aim is to work with you to provide the help and guidance you need to cope with those pressures and to achieve lasting success and happiness.

I believe that genuine self-knowledge – achieved through engagement in a mentoring relationship that takes into account all your needs, as well as a deep understanding of our basic natures – can radically transform your life for the better.

The way forward is multi-layered. It requires first of all an accurate audit of your current position, followed by empathic and focused work to establish the root of problems and achieve transformation. The goal is a work-life balance that allows enjoyment of life – and your abilities and relationships – to the full.

I work within established guidelines of psychotherapy, as laid down by my professional body, the British Association for Counselling and  Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. My career has included journalism for newspapers and the BBC, public relations at senior executive level for the BBC and former breakfast television station TV-am. For more than 20 years, I worked as a board level advisor to a wide range of leading media companies. I have also set up and run a range of enterprises. I thus have broad experience of 'life' and business and the pressures of working in difficult, stressful environments.

My training in psychotherapy is through a Postgraduate Diploma at Regent's University, London. I work primarily as a psychodynamic counsellor, but also draw on theory from existential and humanist approaches. I am particularly interested in attachment science, which explains human development. As part of my continuing professional development I regularly attend seminars by leading psychotherapy practitioners and academic theorists.  
 
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists (BACP) and am also currently studying and practising at Sussex University towards accreditation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£50 per session. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
 
I offer concessions to a limited number of clients who would not otherwise be able to afford or access relevant therapy.

Further information

I have a special interest in, and experience of, the stresses of the business world, and the work-life balance. Having worked in a senior executive environment for many years - and having personal direct experience of business start-ups, I have especially deep insight into the psychological issues involved.

I also work in the family court system and have specialist knowledge of the pressures of family breakdown.

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3
Brighton, BN2 5TA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-noon; Tuesdays and Thursdays all day and evenings

Types of client

Adults
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