David Petherbridge

David Petherbridge

175 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8UE

London
NW3

07950071809

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175 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8UE

London
NW3

07950071809

About me

I am a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist. With 18 years experience, I offer a skilled, ethical and confidential service. Each person I work with is a unique individual, I work towards developing a relationship with you where you feel met, understood and respected by me for the person you are now, even if you don’t always feel this way towards yourself.

I emphasise developing the relationship between us because extensive research* concludes that the quality of this relationship is crucial for achieving a positive therapeutic outcome. *(Lambert and Ogles 2004 p174)

Because each person who comes to see me is unique, how we work together will depend on you, on your goals and the sorts of difficulties you are experiencing.
 As we get to know each other, our relationship needs to become one in which you feel able to talk with me about the most difficult things – the issues that are really troubling you. Whilst we both need to play an active part in fostering such a relationship, I specialise in establishing and developing this process between us.

I work predominantly longer term although I have extensive experience of working short to medium term - 6 to 40 sessions.

I have particular experience and interest working in the following areas:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Self worth, self-esteem and confidence
  • Relationships with others/ family conflicts
  • Difficult family backgrounds
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Sexual orientation and identity issues
  • Body image concerns
  • Masculinity and men’s issues

  • Creative blocks and procrastination
  • Communication, presentation skills and performance anxiety
  • Life transition
  • Stress management and stress at work
  • Developing Mindfulness


Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and am also registered with BACP.

Qualifying as an Integrative psychotherapist in 1995, I trained in New Zealand (Auckland University of Technology) and I have practiced in the UK since 1996.

Since graduation, I have undertaken on-going professional development in a number of areas including, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy and a Certificate in Person Centered Supervision.

I am a member of the organisation Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR) and have presented papers and workshops at a number of conferences on the topics of cross cultural conflict and psychotherapy and politics. 

A tutor on the Introduction to Counselling Skills course, I also facilitate an Experiential Training Group on the Foundation Fast Track at the Minster Centre (a psychotherapy training organisation).

I am studying on the foundation year at The Institute of Group Analysis.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP
BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Developing a mindfulness practice
Politics and the impact of the political on the psychological

Therapies offered

Fees

My standard fee is £65 pounds per session.

Flexible and low fee sessions become available from time to time. If you genuinely can't afford my standard fee, please do discuss this with me.

Further information

I do some sessions via telephone and Skype/ Face Time when people need to be out of London but want to continue their sessions.

Maps & Directions

London, WC1X 8UE
London, NW3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Week day mornings and some lunch times available

Types of client

Adults
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