David Martin Bell [Dip] MBACP [Reg]

David Martin Bell  [Dip] MBACP [Reg]


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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 Diploma in Person Centred / Integrative Counselling.

I will provide a warm and accepting space where you can feel safe to explore any issues in your life without fear of being judged. I firmly 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 change, and moving forward with his or her life. For this reason I offer the first introductory session free of charge, to offer you the opportunity to discover if I am the counsellor for you.

I have been kindly described by clients as being 'real', being 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 aquired 20 years of experience  working with local Alcohol and various support Services in Derbyshire and within Community Mental Health.

If you feel I could be of assistance to you don't hesitate to contact me, please call or email me and we can set up an initial appointment

I welcome EAP and Insurance referrals.

I am fully insured, and meet all Supervision and Professional development requirements

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

Training, qualifications & experience


CPCAB Diploma in person centred /Integrative Counselling 2002

IANPC  Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy              2017

Trained to the Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards [DANOS] and I continue to work part time with both Alcohol and Drug Services.


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

Continuing self development


Specialised counselling support to Individuals struggling with their alcohol and drug use,and working through the many associated problems that often arise including generalised  anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobias and depression. I have also provided one to one counselling and group support for family members affected by a relatives alcohol or drug use.

I struggled for many years with my own addiction issues and came into counselling as a 'wounded healer' - There is nearly always something positive to be found from negative situations and my own struggle and subsequent recovery has given me an in depth understanding into the issues surrounding alcohol dependency, and the many associated conditions related to it.

I am currently supervising key workers from the Veteran Service 'Stand to' who offer support to all ex-service personnel in Derbyshire. and also providing counselling to these veterans when required.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • I have provided one to one and group family support for those affected by anothers substance misuse since 2001,

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Introductory / assessment session free of charge.

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. I also offer online counselling.

Further information

I have a counselling room in Bolsover where I 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: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

Parking is available.


Daytime and evening appointments available, also regular weekends.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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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