David Bradshaw, BA (Hons), Reg' MBACP
Are you looking for someone to talk to in confidence to explore or share your situation?
I'm David, an experienced person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist and I aim to provide a safe, trusting and confidential environment and relationship where you can talk about whatever you wish without the fear of judgement or rejection.
I will really hear and see you as an individual as I believe that each person and situation is unique; I am calm, accepting and understanding. I will work together with you to explore whatever is concerning you, helping you to gain insight, understanding and discover inner resources to do what’s right for you.
The initial consultation will provide an opportunity for you to talk about what you are hoping to gain from counselling, get a feel for how I work, discuss any concerns or queries you may have and for us to decide whether we would like to work together as it's important for you to feel comfortable with your counsellor.
Sessions last 50 minutes, generally at an agreed time each week, however the number required and frequency will vary from person to person dependent on their different needs.
Due to the restrictions of physical distancing imposed as a result of Coronavirus I'm currently only able to offer online counselling, however in my experience this can be as effective as meeting physically.
If you’re interested in exploring having counselling with me or have any questions then please get in contact by phone, text or email, I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with a wide range of people and issues in a variety of settings within Social Services and the Voluntary Sector. This includes working one to one, in groups, and with young people and adults. I worked in an overseas community setting for several years which gave me insight into different cultural perspectives.
Even if you don't find your particular situation listed below that doesn't mean I can't assist you, please contact me.
My key qualifications include:
- Qualified Counsellor
- BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
- DipHE Person-Centred Counselling
- Bereavement Care - Cruse
- Qualified Social Worker - CQSW (Certificate of Qualification in Social Work)
- Qualified Youth and Community Worker - Youth and Community Work Certificate
I’m an insured and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their ‘ethical framework’ and participate in regular supervision and ongoing training.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Chronic health conditions.
Individual counselling sessions (50 minutes) - £45
Initial consultation (up to 50 minutes) - £25
(Concessions considered for low income, please enquire)
Facing my own life challenges has led me to having an insight and empathy towards others who are facing their own situations, whatever they may be.