David Buswell MBACP (Accredited)
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.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
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.
Monday to Friday - first appointment at 10h00 and last appointment 18h00
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.