David Latham

Bromsgrove B61 & Kidderminster DY10
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Bromsgrove B61 & Kidderminster DY10

About me

With the outbreak of Corona Disease i am now offering support via Telephone and internet versions of face to face therapy, supporting people affected by the condition or illnesses that could be regarded as high risk during this tough period.

Life can sometimes be so complex and difficult that we do not always feel able to sort it out and get back to feeling "normal again".

The complexity of life and the hardships that some people have to endure has always fascinated me, and having experienced many personal losses and life changing events myself, my passion has grown, and I would like the opportunity to "make a difference" and support those when it is most needed.

Working in my current work environments I understand how the demands of daily life and major life events such as a Bereavement, Domestic Violence, Physical/Sexual abuse,or divorce can leave us feeling overwhelmed, confused or even just sad.

I also have experience of supporting Family affected by MND, and emotional support around the journey they will be going through.

My role as your Counsellor is to help you to explore the feelings and emotions that are often related to your current/past life experiences. I offer you the opportunity to reflect on what is happening in your world and for me to support you therapeutically to explore alternative ways of copings and dealing with emotive issues, that impact negatively on your life and to family and friends that are dear to you..

I appreciate how difficult it can be to discuss personal problems or even where or how to begin, but I offer a safe place to express your feelings and concerns, listen to you without judgement, and give you the time and safety to explore your emotional concerns, and support you through your decision making process.

I work with a person-centred approach to Counselling which means I believe you are the expert on your life. You can talk over any issue(s) openly and honestly, so you feel heard and understood and most importantly you will learn to articulate what you are feeling in a way that gives you the clarity needed to resolve any issue(s) and the strength to move forward with your life.

"Specialising in Bereavement and Patients/Families currently going through Cancer Treatment, curable or palliative".

I have counselled clients from a wide range of ages, ethnicity and cultures. In particular I have experience of counselling clients through issues such as: depression, anxiety and panic (disorder), self-esteem, stress, bereavement, eating disorders, negative thoughts, childhood trauma, anger management, domestic abuse, abuse, self-harm, relationship issues, phobias, loss and change, PTSD/trauma, sexual orientation, suicidal thoughts and health issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

My professional development and training is ongoing; relevant qualifications/experience include:

A.C.T Accredited (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) moves away from focusing too closely on ‘symptom reduction’ towards teaching how to live in a stable and rewarding way. So it teaches how to get in touch with your values, how to act in accordance with them, how to be aware of ‘the you that is always there’, how to see your passing thoughts and feelings for just that, how to accept thoughts and feelings you don’t like without over-struggling with them, and so how to live mainly in the present.)

Diploma in Counselling 2007
NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care.
BACP-Certificate of Proficiency 2014.

Currently working as a Cancer Speciality Counsellor-Patients/Families.

SAIF Bereavement Care Associate Counsellor

Extensive training and work in : Schools-Children (and with Special Education needs) families with children Diagnosed with ADHD or Autism.

Pre/Post-Bereavement.(Including support of Children 8 years and above).

Experience of working with.

Families affected by the Condition MND -(Patients and Family members)
Relationship / Family Support Issues
Addictions-including Gambling
Mental Health issues.
Child Protection Issues/Safe Guarding.
Cancer Related Illnesses-supporting (Patient and Family Members). Vast Experience of Working with Families/Patients of loved ones that are Palliative.
Single/Separated Fathers.
Emotional Support for Carers-(past or current) the support for Carers is limited or non existent and i offer 1-1 support for anyone that is struggling to cope. If you are still caring then i can arrange home visits within the Halesowen or Wyre Forest Area.


June 2015-Working in Partnership with Kidderminster Youth Centre offering Counselling and Emotional Support to Children and Young Adults in the Kidderminster Area.

April 2015-Working in association with Gordon Moody offering therapeutic support for individuals affected by gambling issues and other allied addictions.

April 2015 offering SKYPE Support for clients that have career commitments/disabilities making it difficult attending regular sessions on site.

April 2018 Counsellor in Partnership with  Our Way Self Advocacy,  providing one to one support for people with learning disabilities.

I also have experience with working with Elderly, Support Children ages 8 and above.                                                                                                                           

I offer couples sessions
Home Visits considered based on location and Safety factors.                         

SKYPE/FACETIME/ZOOM (other similar internet platforms) Counselling Sessions.

I also offer 1-1  Support for Counselling Students during their study period.

I regularly look to expand and develop my skills and knowledge, I have also obtained many other qualifications and certificates as part of my continuing professional development, including:

Psychological First Aid
scientific and Applied perspective on Bereavement: Ways to bridge the gap.
Complex Issues: Delivering Best Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care.
An Integrative look at Trauma
Understanding Autism
Cognitive Analytic Therapy
Multi-Agency Child Protection
Understanding Relationships
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. (A.C.T) 2019

C.B.T Skills 2019

Member organisations

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


June 2015-Working in Partnership with Kidderminster Youth Centre offering Counselling and Emotional Support to Children and Young Adults in the Kidderminster Area.

https://twitter.com/axisyouthhub/status/977200182805884928

April 2015-Working in association with Gordon Moody offering therapeutic support for individuals affected by gambling issues and other allied addictions.

April 2015 offering SKYPE Support for clients that have career commitments/disabilities making it difficult attending regular sessions on site.

http://theretreatcounselling.co.uk/

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Fees
Counselling:

£45 per session

£35 per session – Students*/Reduced Income.

Couples sessions £65.00

£200 per package of 5 sessions

£150 per package of 5 sessions – Students*/Reduced Income.

£300 per package of 5 sessions for Couples therapy.

*Student Fees/Packages include letter/record of attendance as required by your college or university

Payment currently welcome by cash, payment app or bank transfer and PayPal.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

Kidderminster Youth House

Bromsgrove Street
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 1PF.

St Johns Counselling Service.

9 Kidderminster Rd,

Bromsgrove

B61 7JJ

Phone: 07527 585011

The Retreat Counselling,

First Floor, 28 High Street,

Halesowen, B63 3BB.

Location
The Retreat is located in Halesowen town centre so is easily accessible when travelling by car or bus from Birmingham, Stourbridge, Brierley Hill, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Oldbury.

Car Parking is available nearby and is currently FREE of charge for 2 hours parking.

Bus Routes travel directly into Halesowen Bus Station, which is only 2 minutes walk from The Retreat.

If you require directions or parking information, just get in touch with us. Alternatively for Bus travel please use www.nxbus.co.uk.

We are situated within a small row of shops between the church (St John the Baptist) and Halesowen CofE Primary School. You can access The Retreat via the staircase between the Clothing Alterations Shop and Harvingtons Hair Salon; you will see a sign for Pure Beauty so head for this and you will find us at the top of the stairs. Don’t worry if you’re unable to find us, just give us a call!

http://theretreatcounselling.co.uk/.

Wolverley Medical Practice.
Wolverley
Kidderminster
Worcestershire, DY11 5TH
Tel: 01562 850800.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/search/wolverley+medical+practice/@52.411225,-2.2561984,17z/data=!3m1!4b1

KDYT
Bromsgrove St,
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 1PF

St Johns Counselling and Therapy
9 Kidderminster Rd,
Kidderminster
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 7JJ

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

At KDYT Yes, The Retreat is on the second floor making wheel chair access inappropriate. (Home Visits considered if this is an issue). Depending on Risk Assessment undertaken.

Availability

Monday,Wednesday inc Evenings, Friday, weekend Appointments available. I offer SKYPE/FACE TIME/ZOOM (and other similar platforms) COUNSELLING. HOME VISITS CONSIDERED WHERE APPROPRIATE.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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