David Williams, MA (Coun. Psych.), Dip. (Coun. Psych.).
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I am very experienced as a counsellor, having qualified in 2005. I have a Masters degree and a Diploma in counselling and psychotherapy and currently work in private practice from my home and also for the NHS based in a doctors surgery where I receive referrals from GP's - I have an excellent track record for helping my clients reach recovery.
I will give you a warm welcome and will try my hardest to make you feel comfortable upon arrival. I will then (if you don’t already know) explain how counselling/therapy works, again in order to help you settle in and feel as comfortable as possible. I will then ask you to share your problem/s which will enable me to describe how I will be able to help you. We would also discuss what you would like to get from counselling/therapy and set goals to keep us focused and on-track. My aim is to help you reach your goals and leave counselling/therapy as soon as possible.
I would regularly review progress and find out if you’re getting what you need from counselling/therapy – I encourage an open and honest therapeutic relationship and do my best to make sure you feel safe to be open and honest. Being able to be fully expressive in a safe enough environment can be helpful.
I take a warm, non-judgemental and collaborative approach. I let you take the lead, but I keep an eye on your goals for counselling/therapy, to make sure we don’t waste your time and reach your goals as soon as possible.
In the final phase of counselling/therapy, I will help you to take away a synopsis of the work covered and an onward plan to help you keep on-track, post counselling/therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently works for the NHS, treating patients suffering with anxiety, depression, panic and phobia's and in private practice from home.
PG Diploma in Integrative counselling and psychotherapy (2005)
Masters degree in Integrative counselling and psychotherapy (2013)
PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2015 - on going - graduation due in 2017)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to address:
- Social Anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Low Self-Esteem
I charge £35 for the first session and subsequent sessions are £50: During our first session, I usually ask you for some details about your life, personal history and what you would like from therapy, to ensure I am an appropriate person for you to see and to consider how we could work together. If you might benefit from seeing a different therapist or another specialist, I will discuss this with you.
I hold a current DBS Enhanced Disclosure certificate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client