David Buswell MBACP (Accredited)
For the moment I am only taking appointments for counselling by video conferencing (Zoom), phone, email, chat or text. I have completed an 80 hour training in Online & Telephone Counselling and I enjoy working online. Research has shown that online therapy can be as effective as working face to face. I encourage you to give it a try.
You have taken the first difficult step of deciding you would like counselling. How can I help you?
Are you anxious or depressed, confused or upset? suffering from unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviours?
Have you experienced bereavement? relationship breakdown or redundancy?
Or have you been neglected or emotionally, physically or sexually abused?
Or been the victim of traumatic boarding school experiences?
Talking with me will give you the opportunity to discuss your concerns with someone outside of friends and family. I will listen to you attentively and without judgement.
People contact me who are unsettled by a wide range of issues - anger; anxiety and panic attacks; the after-effects of abuse; bereavement; depression; family problems; relationship difficulties; redundancy and self-esteem.
You have taken the first step by reading my profile. Your next step is to contact me to book a free 30 minute initial chat. Call or message me now.
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
Confidentiality is very important to me. I abide by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework.
Everything we discuss in your sessions remains confidential between the two of us. As a BACP Accredited therapist I have monthly supervision to discuss aspects of my work to obtain another professional perspective.
I am conscious 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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
FREE initial 30 minute phone consultation so you can decide if I am the right therapist for you.
Sessions last for one hour and are charged at £50 per session.
Payment should be made 24 hours before each session by bank transfer.
Receipts / invoices are available on request.
Concessions offered for
During Covid-19 I am offering clients the option of working using:
- Video-conferencing (e.g. Zoom)
You may be sceptical about working using these approaches.
I encourage you to give them a try.
They offer benefits which face-to-face counselling does not and research shows they can be at least as effective as face-to-face counselling.
I am very flexible so, if one of the above methods does not feel comfortable, we can switch to an alternative.