David Buswell MBACP (Accredited)
Due to Covid-19 I am only taking appointments for phone or online video calls.
It takes courage to seek counselling and yet it can be the greatest gift you can give yourself. It can bring about significant, meaningful and lasting change.
Maybe something in your life is not working? Perhaps you are anxious or depressed, confused or upset? Or you may be suffering from unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviours? You may have experienced a difficult life event: a bereavement, relationship breakdown, redundancy, trauma, neglect or emotional, physical or sexual abuse.
Counselling helps you make changes to what is not working in your life; and it gives you the opportunity to discuss your concerns with someone outside of your circle of friends and family who is unbiased and uncritical. I will listen to you attentively with empathy and compassion, and without judgement.
People contact me who are unsettled by such things as ageing; anger; anxiety and panic attacks; the after-effects of abuse; bereavement; depression; family problems; lack of meaning and purpose; redundancy; relationship difficulties; self-esteem; sexuality.
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
- 2016: Advanced Integrative Therapy Basics training
- 2017: Rewind Technique - trained by Dr David Muss who developed the technique
- 2018: Mastering AIT Practice
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 Registered 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
Sessions last for one hour and are charged at £45 per session.
Payment should be made 24 hours before each session by bank transfer.
Receipts / invoices are available on request.