Are you looking for a confidential, safe space where you can talk to a trained professional at a mutually agreed time on a weekly basis?
You may want to look at unresolved issues,old wounds,or any struggles or challenges you are experiencing.
I can offer perspective,feedback and an opportunity to understand more fully who you are and to make sense of life.
I offer you an opportunity in a supportive environment to look deeply and realistically at all aspects of yourself-body,mind,feelings and spirit including relationships with others and decisions about life and work.
We do this in the hope that it will make life more fulfilling and help enhance our lives and the lives of others.
The aim of therapy is to aid people in problems of living,to increase their sense of well being and reduce their subjective sense of discomfort or distress.
I began my professional career working with 0-16 year olds and their families in North Kensington in various settings.
This,I believe is the groundwork for psychotherapy as child/human development is the base for many counselling theories.It was also an invaluable introduction to working with people from all ages,backgrounds and life experiences within my own varied community in West london.
My current practice [see photo above]as a counsellor/psychotherapist is in Notting Hill close to Central London.[see map on this profile for exact location].
In the counselling session you,the client,can look at and take stock of various aspects of your life.You can also express feelings freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends and family.Bottled up feelings such as anger,anxiety,fear,grief,shame and embarrassment can become intense and therapy offers an opportunity to explore them with the possibility of making them easier to understand.
What you can expect:
What happens in the counselling relationship is complex,subtle,delicate.The confidentiality contract is a containing and supportive mechanism. I will aim to:
- Ask you about your expectations of therapy.
- Establish with you presenting issues.
- Work out a contract with you including confidentiality, timing, expectations, boundaries.
- Provide a safe and containing emotional environment for therapy.
- Respond to your uniqueness.
- Respect the pace at which you wish to work.
- Allow you to express feelings.
- Review progress and provide opportunities to to say your experience of therapy.
- Facilitate the ending for you.
- Discuss future plans with you.
- Work with adequate professional support.
- Be aware of issues related to client diversity.
- Practice in a non discriminatory manner.
- Act with integrity.
I am prepared to discuss the underpinning rationale of my work and I am keen to stress the co-operative nature of the relationship.
I am a B.A.C.P. Accredited Counsellor.
I offer a 60 minute session for each visit.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have fifteen years of experience of providing counselling/therapy to a diverse set of clients who bring a wide variety of issues.
I have twenty years of experience working with children and families in North Kensington.
I have twenty years experience working in the H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. field with a variety of client groups affected.
I have nine years experience lecturing in counselling at certificate level.
- Diploma in Early Childhood Studies with reference to Mulitiprofessional Co-ordination and Training 1983
- PostGraduate Diploma in Counselling 1997
- PostGraduate Certificate in Spiritual Guidance through Transpersonal Dreamwork 2007 - 2012
- Level Four Certificate in Further Education Teaching. Stage two. 2006
- Certificate of Accreditation awarded by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 2009.
As you can see from the above information ,I have many years of experience not only in providing one to one therapy but also in teaching counselling skills to adults and working in community based settings with a wide variety of clients.This experience has been invaluable in informing my practice.,
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Finding Meaning to life.
Attachment and Separation Issues.
Masculine and Feminine Identity.
Inner Child work.
Mental Defense Mechanisms.
Family Issues/Place in The Family/Family History.
Developing Self Awareness.
Fees are £45 - £60 for a 60 minute session..
Concessions are available negotiated between us
My practice is located centrally in Notting Hill served by three underground stations Notting Hill,Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove, and a large variety of buses [Nos.23,52,452,7,70,36].
The closest London Overground train stations are Shepherd's Bush and Kensal Rise.
The nearest British Rail station is Paddington.
Refer to my website for more detailed information on what you can expect from counselling,to read client feedback,and to find the exact location.I am also located on Google Maps.
The website address is www.davidbellamycounselling.co.uk