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Reg. MBACP

About me

Would you like support to make a change in your life? I will work with you to help you achieve your goals using the convenience of Zoom or telephone counselling.

Not sure if counselling is right for you? I understand that reaching out and seeking support when trying to cope with difficult feelings and life events can seem daunting. It is for this reason that I work to create an open and trusting alliance with you in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Whether you are struggling to cope in the present, troubled by events from your past or anxious about the future, I will support you so that you are able to explore these issues and enable you to move forward in a way that feels right for you.

I offer long and short term counselling to individuals drawing from psychodynamic, person centred and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) models and tailor my approach to support you in the most effective way.

I work with adults on a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression and relationship worries and have additional experience working with people recovering from addictions relating to drug and alcohol misuse. I also have experience of working in highly pressurised environments, where I witnessed the impact of workplace stress on both the individuals affected and those closest to them.

I have also been a Samaritan where I had the privilege of working as a member of the training team supporting and mentoring new recruits.

If you believe now is the time to make that change, I offer a free telephone consultation of up to 20 minutes so that you can ask questions and I can explain how I work. You can then decide if you would like to make your first appointment.

As the great philosopher Epictetus said "Nothing truly stops you, nothing truly holds you back, for your own will is always within your control".

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Certificate in Counselling Studies.

Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Samaritans - member of the training team.

CGL Drug and Alcohol training certification.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£60 per session. All sessions are for 50 minutes.

When I work

I offer daytime and evening appointments from Monday to Friday and morning appointments on Saturdays. Please contact me to check availability.

Further information

If you would like to make an enquiry, please send me a message and I will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

I look forward to hearing from you.

David

Bromley, Kent, BR1

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults