About me

Coming out of lock down I am returning to face-to-face therapy while continuing to offer sessions on zoom to clients who prefer not to travel.

If you’ve been thinking about therapy it might be that you feel anxious a lot of the time, you may experience low mood, it might be a relationship issue that’s bothering you, at home or at work. There may be a change that’s causing some difficulty, a change of role or status, a relationship breakdown or loss. Or there may be something, that you can’t quite name, that seems to be getting in your way. You may have a sense that some unresolved stuff from the past is playing out in the present. You may have worked out for yourself that something’s up or it may be someone else who has pointed you towards help.

My job is to listen deeply and to help you understand what’s really going on. I’ll work with you in a joint exploration of where you are and who you are becoming… it’s a collaborative inquiry. I’ll help you join the dots, go deeper and express what needs to be expressed. Sometimes I’ll reflect back to you something you’ve said so that you can ponder it’s meaning a little longer. Sometimes I’ll notice how we’re relating in the moment and get curious about how this is happening. I’ll be the caring witness and I'll validate your experience in a non-judgmental way.

I work with individuals, adults over 18, from my quirky therapy space in Llanidloes. 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an 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.

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

Over the past 10 years, I have attended all sorts of courses and picked up qualifications and experience in several fields, principally in yoga and meditation.

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. For some, a disconnection from the true self might be described as 'soul loss.'

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

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

Climate change anxiety

Inter-generational trauma

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

After an initial free consultation, I charge £45 for a full hour.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

My therapy space is on the second floor.

Online platforms

Zoom
Dave Yaffey

Dave Yaffey