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David Smart MA, MBACP (Snr Accred.), Member, FPC and BPC

London, SE24 9QP
07946722074 07946722074 Registered / Accredited

About me

Exploring feelings in a safe and supportive setting with a counsellor who listens without judging can help get clear what is important in your life.

Bereavement, redundancy, break-ups and other losses can lead you to take stock. The passage of time may bring unhappiness, dissatisfaction and uncertainty. For some the past has left a painful legacy that is hard to come to terms with on your own. As a parent, step-parent or carer you may be concerned about teenage or adult children; you may feel concern about family members who are growing older.

I offer a range of therapeutic help. Eight to twelve sessions of counselling can bring insight and change in relation to a specific issue. Wider-ranging exploration calls for a longer period of work. I offer weekly and in some cases twice-weekly appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

I originally trained in counselling with the Minster Centre and subsequently with WPF Therapy. I have continued my professional development through courses with, for example, the Tavistock Clinic, the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling and the British Psychotherapy Federation.

My background is in work with adolescents and their families. I have worked with young people and adults experiencing physical and educational as well as emotional and social difficulties in the public and voluntary sectors.

I have senior accredited status as a counsellor/psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am registered as a psychotherapist with the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

I aim to develop my sensitivity to all individuals, bearing in mind issues of difference in class, culture, ethnicity, gender, physical constitution and sexual orientation. I work to the BACP, FPC and BPC codes of ethics.

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 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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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 Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

coming to terms with disability and ageing in yourself and others important to you

Fees

My usual fee for individual sessions is £45-£80. Reduced fee vacancies become available from time to time. The initial consultation is usually an extended session with a fee of £60-£120.

Further information

My practice is readily accessible by public transport, car and bike. During the current pandemic I am holding sessions by video and phone.

68 Herne Hill
London
SE24 9QP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
David Smart MA, MBACP (Snr Accred.), Member, FPC and BPC

David Smart MA, MBACP (Snr Accred.), Member, FPC and BPC