Dave Wakeham

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Newbury RG14 & Marlborough SN8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You may be suffering with feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression; or emotions which gush out disproportionately to what seems to have triggered them; struggling in relationships which cause you distress; or recent events may have brought to the surface painful feelings which seem hard to manage or which feel confusing. Whatever is troubling you, I offer a safe space to explore and work through it together. For me psychotherapy is not only for those with a diagnosable psychological issue, or for someone who can be labelled as having something 'wrong' with them, it can benefit anyone who wants to get more out of life.

My approach helps create insight into how you see the present through the lens of the past. It helps you make contact with the perhaps painful, rejected parts of yourself that have been impacting on your current distress, in a more compassionate, manageable way. I have a particular interest in working mindfully with the ‘felt sense’ of our pain in the body.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist, having completed my MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy as part of a 7 year training at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) where I remain a current graduate member. I have been working in private practise since 2014 and have also spent over 7 years working for NHS Southern Health and Andover and District Mencap with adults with mental health problems and learning disabilities, and a year working with mental health patients at an acute inpatient unit for NHS Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust (AWP).

Member organisations

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Further information

I’m aware that making that initial contact is often one of the hardest parts of the process so please get in touch to organise an initial session. During this we can meet in person and you can get a feel for what working with me is like and discuss whether this might be for you and what you might want to get out of the process.

47 Cheap Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5BX

Baydon, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8

Type of session

In person
Online
Dave Wakeham
Dave Wakeham