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About me

Borrill Counselling: “His honest, effective, and creative treatment makes therapy less daunting”

Thank you for visiting my page! I'm David, and I believe that mental health doesn't have to be complicated! Too often we see it as this undefeatable villain, but it doesn't have to be like that, with my simplified solutions and personalised treatment plans, you'll be shocked at how easy keeping on top of your mental health can be!

How can working with me help you?

  • Learning to manage your depression and start living the life you want to
  • Finding and understanding yourself
  • Dealing with anxiety or stress
  • Sleeping better and being able to relax
  • Developing your self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Working on your relationship(s)
  • Understanding how to develop as a parent.

Teaching as well as listening

I'm a therapist who specialises in Cognitive therapy. This means I focus on showing you how your mind works, the roots of your thoughts, and feelings and why you’re experiencing your negativity.

Once you fully understand your problem, I’ll teach you strategies to help you combat negative issues that are affecting your life, meaning that once you are finished, you will become your own therapist, knowing how to deal with your issues in your own way rather than someone else’s!

If you contact me today, what could I offer you?

  • Face to Face personal assessment session at one of my two locations.
  • Skype face to face assessment
  • Telephone initial assessment
  • Professional consultation
  • Professional supervision for other counsellors.
  • Support sessions for parents in crisis.

Training, qualifications & experience


I received my training through The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, with that body I studied for 4 years seeing clients in various setting and being educated in both cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred therapy, attaining my Level 6 (Hons Degree equiv) advanced Diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy through Derby University.


Children and young people counselling

  • I began my work with a children's counselling charity in Newark where I worked with children and young people. from 8-21 years old.
    There I developed group work and stress strategy workshops for GSCE age children to help them work through the stress and anxiety of their exams.
  • I worked as part of the children's mental health team with the NHS (CAMHS), working with young people of all ages offering more specialist support around anxiety, depression, bereavement and the general growing pains of being a Adolescent. As part of this role, I also taught strategy support groups for parents who were struggling with their children.
  • I have worked with a Paediatric Sexual assault service working with children and young people who have been sexually assaulted and who are going through the court process. Looking at how life can continue after sexual assault.

Adult Counselling

  • I have worked with volunteer counselling agencies in the Mansfield/Nottingham area providing support to people of all ages around difficult issues like relationships, suicide, sexual assault, homelessness and many others.

  • I currently work with the NHS in their sexual health department providing therapeutic support to people around gender, sexuality, unexpected diagnosis’ of long term life changing diseases and around certain sexual issues.

Anonymous testimonials from  previous clients: (provided with their permission)

  • David is a really understanding person and he makes me feel really comfortable during sessions.
  • David was calming and re-assuring throughout our sessions.
  • I found counselling with David very interesting.
  • I feel like David really listened to me, in a non-judgemental way that others don’t.
  • David helped me to learn more about myself.
  • Felt supported, not alone, someone to talk to help normalise what I’m doing so I don’t feel bad.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer counselling Supervision.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Photos & videos


Additional information

Initial session (assessment): £40
1 Hour session (both for individuals and couples): £50
Counselling Supervision (per Hour): £40

Block booking offers available (6 sessions for the price of 5)


weekday evenings and weekends.

Please note, due to Covid I am not currently practicing. 

Further information

More Anonymous testimonials from previous clients: (provided with their permission)

  • It has made me feel that there are ways that can help me and I feel a lot more confident things may get better.

  • I felt really welcome, I didn’t feel judged I was relaxed speaking about my issues I felt it really helped.

  • Talks to me like a human, engages and laughs with me. Understands me and doesn’t judge me.

  • It’s helped me a lot, I feel a lot more comfortable with things now I’ve had the chance to speak to someone.

  • Makes me think differently about the way I think. The way I deal with my life issues and the way I am with my life has improved. Its been good to speak openly and honestly.

  • Able to express myself in a non- judgemental environment and feel clearly understood.

  • Been able to talk about a lot of stuff I struggle to say to those I care about, things ive needed to say out loud in order for me to take action and resolve situations, making me feel better.

  • It was nice to talk to someone who listened to me and didn’t patronise me.

  • It helped me to get things off my chest that I had been struggling with for a long time.

  • It has helped to know that what I was doing was level headed and made things clearer as to what I was thinking and going through.


Kent Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Supervision available.

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David Borrill, MBACP (Accred), Dip.Couns, Adv Dip (CBT)

David Borrill, MBACP (Accred), Dip.Couns, Adv Dip (CBT)