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David Bradshaw, BA (Hons), MBACP (Accredited)

Southampton SO30
07784 885537 07784 885537 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.

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

Chronic health conditions.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


Individual counselling sessions (50 minutes) - £45

Initial consultation (up to 50 minutes) - £25

(Concessions considered for low income, please enquire)

Further information

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.

The Salvation Army
85 White's Way
Hedge End
SO30 2GL

Underhill Centre
76 St. Johns Road
Hedge End
SO30 4AF

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Some Thai language spoken


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.

Wheelchair user access

I have 2 venues in Hedge End, both have car parks and sites are fully wheelchair accessible.


I'm available during the day on weekdays, please contact me to arrange a suitable time.

Types of client

Older adults
David Bradshaw, BA (Hons), MBACP (Accredited)

David Bradshaw, BA (Hons), MBACP (Accredited)