David Martin Bell [Dip] MBACP [Reg]
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 gained 18 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 clients when required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Family support for those affected by substance misuse.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Group therapy
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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 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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available, also regular weekends.
Types of client
|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.