David Holden (Dip. MBACP)
Hello and thank you for looking at my profile, my name is David Holden and I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist...
Sometimes life throws obstacles in our path, and we are unable to deal with them alone, this is where counselling can be very helpful, together we can find the best way forward, and get your life back on track.
You may find it really helpful to talk things through with a qualified professional in a nurturing, non-judgemental, confidential space.
I can offer appointments every day, morning, afternoon or evening, seven days a week, so I am sure we can find a space to suit us both.
I have worked in many different settings - Primary Care [GP surgery], Bereavement agency, I have worked in schools, working with children form the ages of 11 to 18, and in Private Practice - which means that I have experience in a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, phobias, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicide, bereavement, relationship problems, work-related stress etc.
I am an integrative counsellor which means I draw from a number of theoretical approaches which include Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred, and more.
We can work long term or short term, home visits may be possible if mobility is a problem - please enquire, I can pretty much work around most schedules, there is nothing we cannot achieve
I also offer skype counselling, or telephone counselling for clients who would find it difficult to commit to face to face counselling
First time bookings can be charged if cancelled within 48 hours (counsellors discretion)
I have plenty of parking space and disabled access
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychodynamic / Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
12 step recovery program, various drug and alochol training
Bereavement training with Cruse
Anger management training
I am trained in anger management, using up to date theories and experimental tools to address all areas of anger and the root cause
I am trained in couples counselling, working together to get to the cause of your relationship problems, this may include seperate individual sessions as well as together, please contact me for more information
I work for various drug and alcohol organizations, who specialise in abstinence and recovery.
I also work for a bereavement oranization, and have done for many years,
people experiencing loss in many forms, and struggling to accept what has happened.
I was a school counsellor, working with children form 11 to 18, with problems around, stress, peer pressure, drug and alcohol abuse, relationships.
I work from home, in a safe and comfortable environment (please see website)
I also continue to train in the most up to date and effective therapies to keep myself able to facilitate our counselling sessions, adhering to the BACP ethical framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session
I charge £55 for a call out session
I charge £65 per couples session
I have some student rates available so please ask
I also offer skype/telephone sessions
I offer the opportunity to explore your feelings, needs and difficulties in a safe and confidential environment. In being listened to and understood, your values and life experience will be respected in a non judgemental way.
I will support you in your personal growth and development, which requires commitment from us both in what is a unique helping relationship.
I appreciate that it often takes courage to come for counselling and all enquiries are treated in confidence and with sensitivity.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm /Saturday 10am to 5pm/Sunday 10am to 5pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|