David Gowling, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist.
I have practiced for the past 32 years as a psychotherapist and have extensive experience of working with personal issues such as relationship problems, trauma, depression, anxiety.
My way of thinking about therapy is that we are deeply influenced by the environment we grew up in, both family and culture, creating patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour which can limit how we feel about ourselves and our place in the world.
In essence we are who we have been.
As a consequence when we are faced by pressures from our everyday life, which can challenge or potentially overwhelm our well established ways of coping, we can find support and understanding through an empathic, thoughtful and challenging therapeutic relationship.
This can be by understanding more deeply your historical patterns and begin to express more fully your thoughts and emotions, which may have been suppressed for a long time.
I suggest that we have an initial session for exploration of the issues that you are feeling challenged by, and to see whether we both think that the support I can offer is relevant at this time.
We could then agree to work for a short period of time looking at particular issues (for instance work challenges, bereavement), or for a longer period addressing how experiences from your earlier life continue to detrimentally affect your current sense of self.
Please don't hesitate to make an initial contact, and look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified in 1987 as a Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist.
Work in Nailsworth offering short and long term psychotherapy to individuals and couples.
Also offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Woodchester; £60 for a 50 minute session (individuals); £65 couples; with some concessions