David Spicer BSc (Hons) UKCP Reg

David Spicer BSc (Hons) UKCP Reg

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About me

As an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor I offer a patient and open approach to counselling. For problems such as depression and anxiety, or problems with relationships, Integrative Counselling provides an holistic approach to counselling that embraces humanistic, psychoanalytical, and cognitive models of counselling to offer a talking therapy that respects the individuality of the client.

I also offer the option of Mindful CBT which is a way of working with some issues and suits individuals who wish to follow a more structured approach to therapy. The mindful approach to CBT emphasises the concept of the "compassionate mind" that the model seeks to develop in the client when exploring the issues that give rise to distress.

I provide peaceful rooms, with nearby parking, in the village of Banham which is a short distance from Diss and Attleborough. I also practice at the Norwich Wellbeing Clinic, Chapelfield, Norwich. I also offer sessions over Skype or FaceTime or, occasionally, in the client's own home.

I work with a number of Employment Assistance Providers (EAPs), including BUPA and can be found on https://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/mr_david_spicer

Counselling for individuals

Working at your pace I offer space, time and non-judgmental understanding to help you explore issues that give rise to:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Workplace stress
  • Feelings that things are just not right for you

Counselling for couples

Provides a safe space to allow couples to explore the "coupleness" part of their relationship in a safe non-judgmental environment. It's not about apportioning blame but about finding solutions to entrenched habits that couples sometimes fall into.

Counselling for the workplace

The value of counselling extends beyond emotional crisis and can help you to examine your goals in life. Counselling can be used to help organisations and individuals work with differences and to resolve frictions that occur in the workplace. As an independent counsellor I work with individuals and organisations and count among my past and present clients senior managers from the retail, technology and commercial sectors.

  • Career coaching
  • Coping with redundancy and career changes
  • Abuse
  • Anger in the workplace

Life Coaching

Life Coaching is offered as an alternative to counselling when appropriate. Barriers to success are not always found by exploring the past and how past experiences effect the present day subconscious, but may be found by being able to find clarity of purpose.

Life Coaching can be effective in exploring:

  • Career goals
  • Educational opportunities
  • Personal or professional development
  • Relationships
  • Life changes or transitions

Sessions are longer in duration than for counselling but are less frequent (typically 90 minutes rather than 60 minutes).  The purpose of each session is too focus on challenges and barriers, to explore the options and opportunities, and to set achievable goals. This might be a step-by-step process and the longer periods between sessions allows time for you to recognise and measure tangible results or to observe any barriers that present themselves. This places you at the heart of the process and empowers you to set the agenda for meetings.


I hold regular wellbeing workshops, including:

  • Managing anger with mindfulness
  • Coping with stress
  • Pure relaxation

Membership of Ethical Bodies

Registered psychotherapeutic counsellor with UKCP

Training, qualifications & experience

BCs (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Life Coaching
Couples Counselling Certificate
PG Diploma Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques Trainer
Post Graduate Certificate in Mindful CBT
Spiritual Companionship Course, Mangreen, Norwich
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS L4)
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling
Dip(HE) Integrative Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Training for Individuals and Organisations

  • Deaf awareness and improving accessibility
  • Communicating effectively
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mindfulness and its benefits to business

Personal development

  • Coming to terms with and managing hearing loss
  • Living with tinnitus
  • Coping with treatment for or life after cancer
  • Teenage and Young Adults affected by cancer and its aftermath
  • Exploration of spirituality


Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Individuals: £40 for one hour.

Couples: £60 for one hour

I do aim to accommodate clients according to ability to pay. You are welcome to phone without obligation to discuss your needs.

Student Personal Therapy: A limited number places are available to students at up to 25% discount, please feel free to enquire.

Life Coaching

£60 for 1.5 hours

Further information

Registered provider with BUPA:


Working with teenagers, young adults (16-25), and adults affected by cancer. Free sessions may be available through https://www.starthrowers.org.uk.

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR2
Banham, NR16

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


In Norwich, Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday late afternoon and evenings. In Banham, some Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and some Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme