Dave Caswell MBACP (Accred)
When I was younger I was helped through a difficult time in my life by some counselling. Years passed and slightly disillusioned by modern life and "big business" I took some time and studied counselling as a way to offer similar help to others. Travel forward to today and I am now a BACP Accredited Counsellor working in a small private practice.
My style is that of quiet patience. I am interested about the people sat with me and extend warmth and compassion in a gentle way so we can work together to find the right solution for you. Everyone starts somewhere and I'm here to help you start the way that is right for you.
"Just come and talk to me", you should use that as a catchphrase a client told be no to long ago. "Essentially that's what I do when I come to see you but it's not like talking to friends."
So, come and talk to me and lets see if I can help?
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling, studied at Guildford College of Further and Higher Education, awarded by Greenwich University. I qualified in 2008 and became a full BACP member.
My training in Integrative Counselling takes aspects of Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Transpersonal theories and allows me to offer the client a therapy that works for them and is individual to them.
I completed my BACP Accreditation in early 2011.
As a Professional Counsellor I take part in regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) days so my knowledge and experience is constantly updated. Some of the CPD days I have attended include;
Sand Tray work
Solution Focused Therapy
Borderline Personality Disorder
I am experienced with a wide range of client issues both from my work for The Counselling Partnership (a local charity, previously called the North Surrey Community Counselling Partnership) as well as my private practice. It's difficult to list the issues I have helped with as often the issues the client comes to talk about may progress into other, sometimes more core, issues.
Typical issues I deal with include Depression, Anxiety, Bullying, Loss, Identity, Panic attacks and anger management. Many of these are entwined so don't worry if you feel like you carry many of the above with you.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Any aspect of your life that doesn't "feel quite right" can be dealt with in Counselling. I am always happy to discuss whether I think I can help, either on the telephone or face to face.
My normal rate is £45 per 50 minute session during the day, £55 after 6pm, £65 for Saturday
If the above fees seem out of reach I am happy to discuss them with you.
If you are still unsure about counselling as the right course of action or me as the right counsellor I am happy to meet with you for 30 minutes to discuss this free of charge.
Counselling can sometimes feel very daunting so please call me to discuss any questions you might have.
“I was first referred for counselling by my GP, a few years ago, this is when I first met Dave.
The counselling I received has been so valuable and has given me new found strength. I now feel I have the tools in place to cope with events that life brings to me. Dave had an amazing ability to listen to my confused thought and make things a lot clearer for me. My counselling sessions with Dave have stood me in good stead, the knowledge he has is amazing and I have an immense amount of respect for him. Through working with Dave, my life is in better place.”
“I can’t really put into words the benefits I have got from my counselling with Dave”
“Having developed stress and anxiety due to workplace bullying, a friend who teaches counsellors recommended Dave to me. His friendly but professional approach, combining excellent academic knowledge and an empathetic style, proved highly effective. We soon identified what the underlying issues were and ways to resolve them. I am now well on the way to being my old self, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dave to others.”
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday 8:00AM - 7:00PM Thursday 8:00AM - 7:00PM Friday 8:00AM - 7:00PM Saturday 9:00AM - 11AM
Types of client