David Boxwell BSc PG Dip Consultative Supervision MBACP (Accred)
I am a Dublin born counsellor/psychotherapist and consultative supervisor with a private practice in Canton, Cardiff. I offer confidential one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy to adults (16+). My core therapeutic training is from a humanistic and integrative standpoint but my work is also influenced by psychodynamic, gestalt and CBT approaches. I have extensive experience in the field as prior to my move to Cardiff I had a successful private practice in Dublin. In addition to my private practice, I work as a NHS counsellor. In 2018, I graduated from the University of South Wales with a Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision.
As a therapist and supervisor, I believe in the healing power of talking to understand the issues and difficulties we face as human beings. This can be used to identify positive steps to enable greater self-acceptance and confidence to work through the concerns that are causing anxiety and distress. To do this, my aim is to create a safe and supportive environment in which we can explore experiences, thoughts and relationships which may have led or contributed to your present feelings. By addressing your concerns and working collaboratively, we can harness the potential inside all of us to understand ourselves and have greater self-acceptance. I therefore see my work as a therapist as a collaboration in which I aim to support my clients in their struggle so that they can live life to its full and achieve the goals that are important to them.
I work with some of the UK's leading EAP (Employee Assistance Program) providers such as First Assist and Right Management.
I am a registered provider of psychotherapy with for healthcare companies including Aviva, BUPA, Pru Health and WPA.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) since 2012. I also have an extensive background of working with large corporate/global multinational businesses so I have an in depth understanding of the pressures of modern working life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Sept 2017 - May 2018
Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision
University of South Wales
Jan 2014 - May 2017
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 1
February 2011 - Workshop on Befriending My Sexuality
Awakening Counselling and Psychotherapy Services
October 2010 - Workshop on Alcohol, Drugs and Sex
November 2008 - Social Anxiety: A Cognitive Behavioural Approach
November 2007 - Workshop on Sexuality
Sept 2003 – May 2004
Certificate in Counselling Skills
National University of Ireland
Sept 2004 – May 2007
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy,
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Evening appointments Monday to Thursday available. Friday daytime also.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 I am only doing sessions via FaceTime, Skype, Zoom and WhatsApp video
I first met David when my wife suggested I spoke to someone with regards to some issues that we thought had stemmed from my being adopted.I was always apprehensive about speaking to 'a counsellor' but my first visit with David was very relaxed and from the moment I sat in front of him David made me feel very at ease with his calm and professional demeanour.After my initial visit I booked a further 6 sessions where David gradually deciphered where my demons lay. The sessions have changed the way that I look at stressful situations, it has made life so much more calm for me and my family.David conducts himself very professionally and has such a calm and peaceful manner that it is easy to discuss difficult issues. He just makes you feel comfortable and helps you to understand your issues.I can wholeheartedly recommend David's services