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MBACP (Accredited)
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st September 2022

About me

Hello, my name is David.

Thank you for visiting my profile.

It takes courage to seek counselling and you have taken the first step. Counselling can be one of the most valuable gifts you can give yourself.

Together we can sort out those things in your life which are not working. You may be feeling anxious or depressed? Or an important relationship is causing you distress? Or you have trouble forming and maintaining relationships? Maybe you feel inadequate? Or that you will never be good enough? Are finding ageing challenging? It might be that you have suffered a trauma at some point in your life – some form of abuse, or neglect, exposure to bullying or violence?

I can help with a range of psychological distress .... and …. I have had specialised training to work with trauma, and with survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I have written a book about the psychological aspects of ageing and I have worked with people recovering from the damaging experience of boarding school or early separation from home and family.

Do take time to think about whether I might be the right therapist for you…. and, before you make a decision, please pick up the phone for a free 30 minute consultation so we can find out some more about each other. That way, I can answer any questions you may have and we can talk about how we will work together.

Call or phone me now. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

·        BA and MSc

·        2000: Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from The Psychosynthesis & Education Trust, London. This diploma is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and validated by the University of East London.

  • 2003: NLP Practitioner
  • 2003: NLP Master Practitioner
  • 2006: NLP Coach
  • 2015: Understanding The Effects Of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Choices, Cambridge
  • 2015: Working With Suicidal Clients, Andrew Reeves, Market Harborough
  • 2016: Advanced Integrative Therapy Basics Training [AIT is an Energy Psychotherapy]
  • 2016: Working With Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse, Christiane Sanderson, Market Harborough
  • 2017: Rewind Technique - trained by Dr David Muss who developed the technique
  • 2017: Dissociation and DID, PODS, Peterborough
  • 2018: Advanced Integrative Therapy - Mastering AIT Practice
  • 2018: Working with sexual abuse and violence, Psychosynthesis Trust
  • 2018: Complex Trauma, Relate, Cambridge
  • 2020: Online & Telephone Counselling Training
  • 2020: Dream Completion Technique - resolving nightmares for trauma survivors
  • 2021: Trauma and Dissociation - Dr Valerie Sinason


It is important for you to know that everything we discuss in your sessions remains CONFIDENTIAL between the two of us. As a BACP Accredited therapist I abide by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework.

I am aware of the GDPR requirements and the way in which your personal data is handled and stored. I can send you an information sheet and / or talk with you to explain how this would apply to you.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

The FREE initial 30 minute consultation is important ... because it offers YOU the chance to decide if I am the right therapist for you.

When we start to work together, your sessions will take place weekly and will last for one hour.  I ask you make payment 24 hours before each session by bank transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday and Tuesday - first appointment at 10h00 and last appointment 17h00

Further information

During Covid-19 I am offering clients the option of working using video-conferencing or phone. You may be sceptical about working using these approaches, but I encourage you to give them a try.

My experience suggests and research shows they can be at least as effective as face-to-face counselling.

I have done over 80 hours of training in online and phone counselling.

Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, NN14 3DF

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms