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About me

I am a warm, personable and professional therapist offering a confidential and private therapeutic space for you to share and be heard.

I understand that making the decision to start or restart counselling can be a difficult one and finding the right therapist for you is critical to its success.

Everyone is unique, complex and has difficulties in their life. Whether it's a specific issue, a life event that has had a big impact on you, or a more general sense of not feeling 'ok',counselling can help.

I have experience working with a wide variety of clients and issues including;

  • Depression, Anxiety (including Generalised Anxiety Disorder),
  • Suicidal thoughts / ideation.
  • Low self esteem, confidence, worth, body image issues
  • Feelings of anger, fear and guilt
  • Relationship / marriage difficulties
  • Social anxiety and issues with relating to and building connections with others
  • Family issues
  • Study & Work-related issues
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Trans-related issues (LGBT+) such as identity, sexuality, alienation, shame, coming out, self-acceptance.
  • Loss, Grief & Bereavement


As a qualified integrative therapeutic counsellor, my approach brings together different elements / approaches to therapy which best fit you and your therapeutic needs as the client - making the counselling bespoke to you.

​The relationship between me and my client is at the forefront of the work. As well as talking about what is going on for you in the present day, we might explore your past and/or what is happening on a subconscious level, in order to enable you to understand yourself and your feelings better and start to make changes in your life.

I offer online sessions (via Zoom), telephone sessions and in person sessions from 2 North London locations.

Send me an email, give me a call or visit my website www.davesearlecounselling.com to find out more about working with me or to book your first session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling and I’m a registered member of BACP which is the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK. This is important as I am bound by both their Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct Procedure which centre on ensuring I work professionally, safely and ethically with my clients.

As well as private practice, I am a counsellor and assessor for mental health charity Mind and have worked previously as a student counsellor at London Metropolitan University and on the helpline for Stonewall, a leading LGBT charity.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Additional information

Online and telephone sessions - £50

In-person session at Finchley practice - £60

In-person session at Islington practice - £70


I see clients day and evening time throughout the week.

Further information

Both locations for in-person sessions are easily accessible by public transport and both have parking nearby

AASHNA Counselling & Psychotherapy, North Finchley, N12;

  • North Finchley Bus Station is 3 minutes walk away from the Practice.
  • Nearest tube is Woodside Park on the Northern line and only 8 minutes walk away.
  • Parking: Castle Road Car Park, 27 Castle Road, North Finchley, London N12 9EE is 1 minutes walk. www.barnet.gov.uk/directories/car-parks/castle-road-car-park


  • Angel tube station (Northern Line) and Essex Road are both a few minutes walk away.
  • There is pay and display parking on Prebend Street. You can park for free before 8:30am and after 6:30pm.

AASHNA Counselling & Psychotherapy
1 Castle Mews, Castle Road
North Finchley
N12 9EH

Brighter Spaces Islington
2A Prebend Street
N1 8PT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Dave Searle MBACP - Qualified Integrative Counsellor

Dave Searle MBACP - Qualified Integrative Counsellor