Dave Davidson

Dave Davidson

London Natural Health Centre
46 Theobalds Road
London
WC1X 8NW

Alresford
Hampshire
SO24

07479 522775

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About me

I am a UKCP registered counsellor/psychotherapist offering sessions in Central London and Alresford (near Winchester), Hampshire.

I work integratively, influenced by Transpersonal, Jungian and person-centred approaches. In my work I aim to offer an experience of support, solace, reflection, exploration, imagination, and creativity. I have a special interest in assisting clients to access the guidance inherent in dreams.

I have several years' experience with the NHS, including as a one to one therapist and a group facilitator, and currently work as a Senior Psychological Therapist for Mind, the mental health charity. I am a trained Mindfulness group leader.

I offer short and medium term counselling work, as well as longer-term psychotherapy. Shorter term work (taking it a few weeks at a time in the first instance) would likely focus on particular distressing issues you are seeking to address, whilst psychotherapy tends to be open-ended and more exploratory in nature.

Psychotherapy may be suitable if you wish to take the time and space to reflect on your experiences more deeply - perhaps you feel the need for change but are not certain where to begin, or perhaps you have tried other, shorter-term forms of help which have not met your needs. Perhaps you do not feel you have a specific 'problem' but wish to invest in yourself and live more in accordance with your deeper values and goals.

Please get in touch if you have any unanswered questions about my background, way of working or fees, including low cost therapy.

If you would like to meet me and get an experience of how it might be for us to work together, likewise, please drop me a line to arrange an initial consultation.

Please note my London availability is limited to Tuesday daytime and evenings.

Training, qualifications & experience

4 year p/t Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, CCPE, London; completed 2013.

Specialist post-qualification training in Transpersonal dreamwork and advanced Transpersonal psychotherapy at CCPE, London: 2016 ('Essentials of Dreamwork' 1 yr course), 2017 & 2018 ('Advanced Dreamwork' 1 yr courses), 2019 (Advanced psychotherapy, 2 yr course in progress).

4 years' experience in NHS mental health, with formal 1-1 and group therapeutic work for 3 of these; one year as a Psychological Therapist in a Step 3 IAPT service. Currently working for Mind in Hackney as a Senior Psychological Therapist and as an assessor on the staff team at CCPE.

Qualified and experienced Mindfulness facilitator. Team lead for the Mindfulness group at Newham Psychiatric Acute Community Team for 18 months, 2013-2014. Undertook the 1-year 'Mindfulness in Mind' Practitioner training in 2017.

Fully trained EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) practitioner.

Qualified IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy - a NICE-approved treatment for depression) practitioner.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Spiritual crisis

Fees

The fee for initial consultations and regular sessions is £60 in London and £50 in Alresford.

Lower cost rates are available in a limited number of slots.  If you would like to investigate this possibility, we will have an opportunity to address this during an initial consultation, or over the phone if you would prefer. Together we can discuss your situation and see if I can offer a fee that will be viable for you.

Maps & Directions

London, WC1X 8NW
Alresford, SO24

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

London: Tuesday from 10am - evening Alresford: Wednesday evenings Thursday from 8am Friday from 8am

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults