Dave Greaves UKCP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Dave Greaves UKCP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist

N Yorks

07860 556513 / 07860556513

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About me

I am an experienced UKCP Counsellor and Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples in Scarborough and York.
I offer short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy.. I can provide you with a safe, confidential and non-judgemental place to explore your concerns. These can be extremely varied, as we're all unique; maybe you're feeling some anxiety or depression or feeling sad. You may have relationship issues you would like to explore.

I believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is central to the therapeutic process. So, within this relationship you can explore your thoughts, feeling and difficulties, offering you the opportunity to become aware of patterns and ways in which you may be interrupting the flow of your life. Sometimes we may explore how your past may be impacting you now in the present.

Increased awareness can help you to better understand yourself and your needs, come to terms with your situation or find different ways of being. This in turn can promote new life choices, self-confidence, self-esteem, personal growth and change. This process may take a few weeks, or may involve longer term therapy.

I also provide Brief or Time-Limited counselling and therapy for local and national organisations and I have worked in the NHS as a Staff Counsellor. I now work with NHS staff within my private practice through an EAP provider..
I worked in residential treatment centres(Drug and Alcohol) for ten years. I specialise in working with people who have, or have had Substance Dependency issues.

As well as being a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor I have undertaken supervision training and have completed this now for my post-graduate supervision diploma and am about to qualify as a supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor (fully qualified since 2010)

Assistant trainer (ATM) at Scarborough counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute - (Relational-centred counselling)

Graduate Associate of the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies (EUROCPS)

Member of Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute (SCPTI)

Supervisor (training completed and about to qualify) offering supervision to individuals/groups

Within my private practice I provide staff counselling for NHS employees and also Brief or Time-Limited counselling for work based counselling and psychotherapy organisations.

I have been in Private practice, offering long and short term work for 9 years

Experience with working long term with Psychotherapy and Counselling trainees.

Ten years experience in mental health as an Addictions Counsellor in residential treatment centres, working individually and with groups.

I have previously worked within the NHS as a staff counsellor and I am familiar with IAPT/CBT.

I’m a trainer in the field of addiction/substance dependency.

Co-facilitated workshop ‘Relationship and Addiction’. 
European Integrative Psychotherapy Conference 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

I have a Professional Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Fully qualified 2010).

I am committed to my own personal development and as such I take part in Continuing Professional Development workshops. I have recently attended workshops regarding 'Substance Misuse', 'Personality Styles and Disorders', 'Bodywork in Therapy', 'Trauma and the Body', 'Separation and Belonging' and 'Exploring forgiveness'.

I also work as a musician, singer and songwriter. Music has been an important part of my life for many years and informs my work as a therapist.

As a registered member of the UKCP, the professional and regulatory body for counsellors and psychotherapists, I work within their ethical framework and guidelines for good practice (please go to the UKCP site ‘ethics’ for further details).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Drawing on my extensive experience of working with substance dependency, I offer private therapy for people with substance dependency problems and for those who find themselves with issues ‘post-active’ dependency or ‘in recovery’.

I also offer training for substance dependency professionals, counsellors and psychotherapists which qualifies as CPD.

Other areas also include:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Conflict
  • Life Changes
  • Loss - Job - Partner
  • School Related Problems
  • Couples counselling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Affairs & Betrayals
  • Separation Issues ie; child access-long distance relating/offshore-armed forces-contractor workers etc.


For Individual Therapy I charge £40 per one hour session.

For Couples Counselling I charge £50 per one hour session.

A small number of concessionary places are also available for individuals.

My fee regarding supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors is £45 an hour for individuals. For groups, one hour is available for each group member; for example four hours for a group of four people. 

Further information

For an initial appointment or to enquire about what I can offer you, I can be contacted by telephone (mobile) or by email. See at top of page. Your enquiries are always treated with absolute confidentiality and you are warmly welcomed to discuss any issue that is concerning you at the present time when you first contact me.

Maps & Directions

Scarborough, YO11

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Tuesday to Friday 11am-7.30pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified supervisor (Ken and Jo Evans trainers. .

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