Hello and thank you for looking at my profile, my name is David Holden and I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist...
Struggling with anxiety, feeling low and having depression is affecting so many people today, especially with what we have all gone through with Covid. Physically and mentally Covid has caused so much harm to ourselves and family members, some of us have even lost loved ones. So if you are feeling any of the emotions above (social or health anxiety) or just want to talk to someone about how you feel and need some solutions/techniques to help you cope, then please email me or call me to book a session. I have worked with anxiety and depression for many years as well as bereavement, addiction and many other mental health conditions.
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 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 Currently work for 2 different organisations which deliver EAP (employee assisted program) wellbeing services.
Pam Assist which covers the whole of the country either by F2F or telephone counselling.
Curian Medical which are based in Wolverhampton and surrounding areas, which offer F2F and telephone counselling.
I work for various drug and alcohol organizations, who specialise in abstinence and recovery.
I also work for a bereavement organisation, 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
I charge £55 for a 50 minute session
I charge £65 for a call out session
I charge £75 per couples session
I have some student rates available so please ask
I also offer Skype/Telephone and Zoom sessions
Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm /Saturday 10am to 5pm/Sunday 10am to 5pm
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.