David Hamilton Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP (Accred). Counselling - Psychotherapy - Supervision

About me

COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
As an experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist, I listen without judgement in a confidential, honest environment. I work with individuals and couples on Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Abuse and violence, Sex and Sexuality, Sexual Abuse, Identity Issues, Bereavement and Loss, Addictive Behaviour, Low Self-Esteem, Work Related Issues and Personal Growth, to name some of the areas I have experience of.

I take an integrative approach, making use of a number of therapeutic models and techniques, including CBT, suited to your individual needs. I began my career as a counsellor over 15 years ago. To date, I have gained substantial experience in providing successful therapies in different counselling settings on a long and short-term basis; with a wide range of life problems and mental health issues in my private practice, the NHS and a number of established EAP and national organisations. I practice privately in Upper Tooting SW17 and Deptford SE8.  Both locations are close to underground, overground and bus routes. Both locations have disabled/wheelchair access and have metered car parking nearby.
If we arrange an initial consultation, you can discuss your concerns in confidence and decide if you feel comfortable in working with me. This also gives me the opportunity to find out more about you and assess your therapeutic needs. Having the professional, emotional support you need can help you to explore your difficulties from different perspectives, access more inner resources, providing new ways to manage and move forward.

COUNSELLING SUPERVISION
As a qualified supervisor, I also provide counselling supervision to trainee and qualified therapists individually and in groups.

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) I am fully committed to working within their code of ethics. I am also committed to ongoing professional and personal Development

Taking the first step towards counselling can be daunting, especially if you've never done it before. If you have any questions, please contact me by email in the first instance: david@dhtherapy.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. (Integrative)

CPCAB Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. (CBT)

Diploma in supervision and consultancy of individuals and groups. (Integrative) 

Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (BACP)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a qualified counselling supervisor/consultant (integrative) to individuals and groups.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information


Counselling fees for individuals: £60.00 per 50 minute session.

Couples: £80.00 per initial 50 minute consultation. Then £100.00 per 80 minute session thereafter.


Counselling Supervision: £60.00 per hour.

I offer reduced rates for counselling students and limited reduced fee places for those on low incomes.





When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I have also received specialised training in:
Transpersonal therapy.
Couples Counselling.
Anger Management.
Mindfulness practice techniques
NLP

Gender Identity including LGBTQ+
substantial experience in NHS, IAPT and EAP counselling.

I have a particular interest in and working with surviving abusive and other narcissistic relationships.

Giffin Street, London, SE8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Both practice locations are fully accessible for disabled/wheelchair users.

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a qualified counselling supervisor (integrative) of trainee and qualified counsellors.

View supervision profile