Dave Yaffey

Dave Yaffey


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About me

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 create the space in which you can discover 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, always, I’ll be present and validate your experience in a non-judgmental way. I believe in your wellness and will always support your very best self.

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 completed my MA in Core Process Psychotherapy in 2019, which included being in therapy myself for four years. As well as being a registered member of the BACP, I am also a trainee psychotherapist with the UKCP.

I am 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 these days 'complex trauma' - the impact in later life of relational stresses suffered in childhood. To offer some more labels here, 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


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Climate change anxiety

Inter-generational trauma


After the initial free consultation, I charge £40 for a full hour.

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.

Maps & Directions

Llanidloes, SY18

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

My therapy space is on the second floor.

Types of client

Older adults