About me

We can all remember times in our lives when we have felt something was missing. Times where we’ve needed assistance, but not known where to turn. We’ve been overwhelmed or exhausted; confused or isolated; lost and in need of something more that we can’t put our finger on. I am interested in what has brought an individual to the point they’re at currently – what is working for them and what do they want to change. With a warm, person-centred approach I respect the individuality of my clients and help them to find ways to take more control over their lives without judgement or barriers.

My work is tailored to the individual. I am comfortable working with anxiety; loss; depression; loneliness; hopelessness; work related stress; lack of direction and abandonment alongside a wide range of other feelings that can lead to us feeling stuck; out of our depth or in need of human interaction.

I want to take the time to get to know each client individually and to walk a little in their shoes to help understand what has brought them to counselling. I work to unpick some of the issues they are facing and how they are manifesting themselves in their daily life. With this knowledge, together we work on understanding the root of these these feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy with a focus on Person-Centred and Psychodynamic counselling. I'm passionate about working with people and helping them to realise their potential; building relationships and working together at the client's pace towards a resolution to what has brought them to counselling in the first place.

Working with client's relationships and exploring how they connect with others, I help to find patterns that may re-occur; whether the client is aware of them or not in an open and collaborative environment.

I have worked within the NHS; for the Mental Health Charity Mind; Tower Hamlets Talking Therapies and IAPT service and Newham Bereavement Service as well having my own private practice.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to allow space for you to get an idea of what our sessions would look like and if my approach is what you're looking for at this time.

I work in person; via Video Link or over the Phone - Sessions are £60 and last for 50 minutes

I offer concessions for people on low or insecure incomes as well as NHS workers and Students.

Availability

I offer flexible working hours to suit my client's needs.

Further information

What I can help with:

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy:

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

How I deliver therapy:

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Hatherley Mews
London
E17 4QP

London
E17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

David Bevins

David Bevins