David Peak

David Peak

Greater Manchester

0788 904 1432

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Greater Manchester

0788 904 1432

About me

I am committed to supporting you as you begin your journey to become the person you wish to be.

After a career in professional accountancy, I trained to become a counsellor and have been practising my new profession, helping to empower individuals and couples to live more at peace with themselves and with the world, for 16 years. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, anxiety, depression, Bereavement and loss, chronic pain, childhood abuse issues, addiction, and personality problems.

I provide you with a therapeutic environment which is safe and secure, and puts you at your ease as you work your way towards a more comfortable, resourceful and satisfying way of living. I do not influence your choice of what that may be for you, or the route you choose to get there.

Life is difficult for all sorts of reasons. But, using that yearning within each one of us to achieve our full potential, with the right help, at the right time, you can creatively turn what at first sight might appear to be catastrophe, into opportunity: for personal growth, for benefiting yourself and others and for contributing usefully to society.

I have supported many people as they took the first steps on their journey to becoming who they wish to be, and I have seen them continue to follow their chosen path using the power of their own resources.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a Person-Centred counsellor and hold a Diploma in Counselling;
I also trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing model of psychotherapy and have an EMDRIA authorised Certificate;
as a Further Education teacher and have a Professional Diploma in Education;
and I am a Registered and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

BACP accreditation means my knowledge, experience and skill have been endorsed by a leading UK professional counselling body.   To keep that accreditation, I am required to embrace the BACP ethical standards in my practice, have monthly clinical supervision and show evidence that I continue to develop my professional knowledge and proficiency.

Member organisations

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Telephone discussions are free of charge. These, enable you to get information about my services and to schedule an initial appointment.

Payment of my professional fee is due at the start of each appointment, unless my fees are covered by your private health insurance. If payment is to be made under a health insurance policy, this must be agreed in advance of our first appointment.

Appointments can be cancelled up to 24 hours before they are due to take place. If you cancel at short notice or do not attend an appointment, the full fee is payable.

My fees, depending on the venue are £50 or £75 per 50 minute appointment.

Some therapies require a 90 minute appointment and they are charged at 1½ times the 50 minute rate.

Further information

If you have been in therapy before and that experience did not resolve your issues, you should bear in mind that psychotherapy is a name for a very diverse range of theoretical models and treatment approaches, and individual psychotherapists apply the model and method in which they are trained in their own personal way.

Some people's issues may be susceptible to almost any model or approach, whereas others need a particular method that not all therapists use.

I am trained in a number of models and approaches and try to tailor the treatment I offer to your particular needs, rather than to expecting your need to be susceptible to a single treatment approach.

If you have long-standing issues, especially if you have experienced several episodes of therapy, the issues may be susceptible to an approach such as EMDR, which research has shown to be capable of resolving problems that had previously been treatment-resistant.

Lastly, because of my experience of life and the length of my clinical practice, I can bring a wider understanding to what brings you into therapy and sometimes see it from a different perspective.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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