David Martin Bell [Dip] MBACP [Reg]

David Martin Bell  [Dip] MBACP [Reg]


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07423058146 / 07423058146

About me

Hi, I'm David

Skilled and experienced in working with a wide range of issues I qualified as a therapeutic counsellor in 2002, being awarded the CPCAB European Diploma in Person Centred / Integrative Counselling.

As a registered member of the BACP my practice is guided by the Ethical Framework For
Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy

I have nearly 18 years experience of working with local Alcohol Advice Services, offering specialised Counselling support to Individuals struggling with their alcohol use, and working through the many associated problems that can also arise including generalised anxiety, panic disorder, social phobias and depression

I am fully insured, attend regular Supervision to keep my clients and myself safe as well as meeting professional requirements, and ensuring that I am working to the best of my ability, and remaining within my capability. I believe that the relationship between client and counsellor is not only paramount in the counselling room, but vital for the client to feel safe enough to begin taking the first tentative steps towards moving forward with his or her life.

I draw upon my own personal experience and 18 years of clinical work experience, extensive training and continuing self development, [CBT diploma in 2017] utilising approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused, and the Person Centred Approach.

If you feel I could be of assistance to you please don't hesitate to contact me, call or email me to set up an initial appointment. If you decide to call we can discuss what you would like to get out of counselling, and then if you are happy to do so, we can arrange our first meeting.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have for many years provided both one to one counselling and group support for those affected, such as family members, by another's alcohol use. This was formerly known as RAFT [Relatives And Friends Together]
I am trained to the Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards [DANOS] and I continue to work with both Alcohol and Drug Services.

I have provided counselling on a voluntary basis within the CMH sector and at 'Hope Springs,' a support centre in Chesterfield, of which I was privileged to have been involved in it's beginnings.

I experienced severe dependence to alcohol during the 80's -90's which resulted in numerous hospital admissions, phobic anxiety and panic disorder, and further dependence issues with benzodiazepines. I believe these experiences have helped, alongside some first class training along the way, mould me into the passionate, caring and competent counsellor I am today

I have been kindly described by clients as being 'real', down to earth, and as someone who 'gets it',  and though I do not have all of the answers I strive to help people to find theirs.


I have over the years trained in Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Node Link Mapping, Solution Focused Therapy, Psycho-social Interventions and Community Reinforcement and Family Training [Craft], CBT {Dip].

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My fees are £40 for individuals / couples, family members, and each session is one hour in duration.

Concessions are available for student / placement counsellors, and those with a limited income.

Telephone counselling is available on request.

Further information

I have a counselling room in Bolsover where I can offer a safe, warm and confidential space, not far from junction 29 and 29a of the M1.

It would be possible to mutually arrange a nearer or more convenient venue if needed.

Maps & Directions

Chesterfield, S44

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

Parking available.


Daytime and evening appointments available, also some weekends.

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

Though not a BACP qualified Supervisor I have provided mentoring and Supervision duties within my Service for a number of years.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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