Dave Yaffey

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Llanidloes, Powys, SY18
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About me

I'm Dave Yaffey, an accredited psychotherapist registered with the UKCP, and I offer psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples. I also offer the Rewind technique for the treatment of PTSD, both within on-going therapy and in brief therapy.

Therapy allows you to talk freely about what you’re facing in life and deepens self-awareness. I will help you uncover the underlying causes of your stress or unhappiness and empower you towards the life you want. Healthier ways of coping often emerge as old habits are let go. It doesn't matter if you can't quite put it into words, I will work with you as you are, for as long as you want. 

I work with individuals, adults over 18, and with couples, from my comfortable therapy space. I trust in your wellness and hold the belief that we can uncover the original, best version of you by allowing it space to come in. Lots of the stuff that our minds cling to is exactly what obscures the healthy Self hidden within. Therapy can be seen as a journey back to our true selves, one that involves discovering what really nourishes us.

My role as a couples therapist to is to help you understand how your personal histories and communication styles might be bumping into each other. I will help you find better ways of relating so you can deepen into all that's good about your relationship, or I will help you navigate a respectful separation. Couple of course, means any two people in an intimate relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy

Advanced Certificate in Relationship Therapy

MPhil. Psychology and Philosophy

NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer

Rewind Practitioner

I am a trauma sensitive, accredited psychotherapist registered with the UKCP. I qualified from the Karuna Institute with an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy which included being in therapy myself for four years.

Since graduating, I have attended all sorts of courses and gained experience in several fields, including neurodiversity (ADHD and autism), trauma informed approaches, couples therapy and attachment. 

I have worked as a bereavement volunteer with Cruse and I have voluntary experience with young people (18-24yrs) who are struggling to cope.

In previous work lives, I have been development trainer, organisational consultant, coach and trainer of NLP. My favourite job, many years ago, was as an Outward Bound instructor.

As a therapist, I have mostly helped people with what seems to be called 'complex trauma' - the impact in later life of relational stresses suffered in childhood. These early life experiences often show up in relationship difficulties, family issues, feelings of loss and abandonment, anxiety including panic attacks, depression, anger, numbness and all manner of medical ailments. I use the Rewind technique with PTSD and phobias in a trauma sensitive way.

My role as a couples therapist is to help you understand your differences and to find better ways of getting along. Often there is a lot that’s right and good, it’s just that the parts of you that bump into each other are diminishing the whole relationship. We can work together to reduce the stress, appreciate more and bring some sparkle back.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Inter-generational trauma


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

After an initial free consultation, I charge £50 for a full hour with individuals. My fee for couples work is £55.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I am happy to work short-term if you feel you have a specific issue or a goal in mind. If, after a number of sessions I think you need more, or need something different, I'll be straight with you in a dialogue about your situation.

I attend regular supervision with an experienced UKCP registered supervisor and enrich my capacity to work with you through continuing professional development.

Llanidloes, Powys, SY18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My therapy space is on the ground floor, with one step to negotiate.

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