About me

Hello, my name is Dave, I offer a warm therapeutic service for individuals who wish to explore their emotions and experiences in a safe, compassionate environment. 

I have been practicing for 4 years across various services throughout the Northwest working with both young people and adults. I have valuable practical experience working with trauma, abuse and addiction in a therapeutic setting and understand the importance of fostering a non-judgemental and empathetic relationship with my clients. This allows us to uncover meaning and resilience that you can carry forward and apply to your life.

I work in a person-centred way allowing you to feel in control during the sessions. Often when exploring traumatic events, a person can feel unsafe. I aim to provide a service where these feelings and events can be explored in a compassionate and productive way, taking every step at your own pace and working towards your personal needs. I have a catalogue of Humanistic, Gestalt and CBT interventions that can be used during sessions to help us navigate difficult issues as they arise. 

What to Expect 

The process of first engaging with counselling can often be daunting, but I aim to make the experience as comfortable as possible. You can either call or email to arrange our first meeting. I offer a free 30 minute session, either face to face or by phone so we can get to know a little about each other and what you’d like from our sessions. Following this, sessions can be arranged weekly or fortnightly to suit your needs.

If you happen to feel unsure about moving forward with me as a counsellor after our initial meeting, I am more than happy to signpost you towards suitable counselling services and private practitioners to help you find something more appropriate. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 3 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Msc Psychology Conversion at the University of Chester
  • Certificate in Bereavement counselling
  • Certificate in Complicated Grief and Therapeutic Interventions
  • Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Certificate in Dementia Awareness  

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 per 1 hour session - First 30 minute session is free of charge

Concessions for students and low income clients

£30 for online sessions- concessions still apply

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

Along side my counselling work I have worked for 9 years with adults with learning difficulties and complex behavioural needs. I understand the impact supporting loved ones with complex needs can have on families and caregivers and also have an awareness of the broader challenges individuals and their families may face whilst trying to navigating and secure support. Having someone to talk to who is outside of your network and understands these issues can often be a comfort. Please feel welcome to contact me if this feels relevant to you.

Chester
CH2

6 Stanley Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1

Type of session

In person
Online