About me

I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor working in Hampshire. I will be offering counselling via phone or on-line (Zoom) while social distancing is in operation due to COVID-19 .

If you are experiencing issues with anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, abuse, relationship issues or a lack of confidence, I offer counselling where together we can get to the bottom of your difficulties and help you to understand yourself more clearly.

Psychodynamic Counselling can provide you with a confidential, non-judgmental 'space' to reflect upon and work through the issues you are facing.

Counselling requires commitment from us both, but gradually, over time, it can be a rewarding way to enable you to manage the issues that life throws your way.

In an Initial Consultation, we can discuss what has brought you to counselling and any relevant background information. We can also discuss what your needs and expectations of counselling are and determine whether psychodynamic counselling and me as your counsellor are suitable for you.

Confidentiality is integral to counselling and my aim is to provide you with a safe environment where you are not judged and free to discuss whatever is on your mind.

Our sessions take place at the same time, on the same day, in the same room each week and in doing so we hope to ensure safety and containment.

As part of our boundaries I will not answer direct questions, rather I will treat such questions like any other thought you may have.

Counselling can either be 'open-ended' long-term work or short-term with prior agreement.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP & BPC accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, having trained at Southampton Counselling.

I have experience counselling adults, older adults and young people suffering with anxiety and panic attacks, bereavement, abuse, loss, depression, personal development issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, self esteem issues, identity issues, men's issues, relationship issues, redundancy, stress, anger management and work related issues

Member organisations


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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The initial consultation is for 90 minutes and the fee charged is £75.

Thereafter, my fees are £50 for each 50 minute session.


Thursday 14.00 - 17.00 pm;

Further information

The sessions are your sessions, focusing on your agenda and I strongly encourage you to have autonomy over your counselling. Normally the ending of counselling will be by mutual prior agreement however you have the right to end your counselling at any time. If at any time I feel that counselling is no longer helpful or appropriate for you I will discuss this with you.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

On-line or telephone counselling available

David Chidgey

David Chidgey