Hello, my name is Dave Clogg. I offer one-to-one counselling and run therapeutic groups with associate counsellors and psychotherapists in central London.
During sessions I practice according to three main principles:
Non-judgemental - I work with a client’s reality, accepting them as they are and without judgement or prejudice, supporting them towards a journey of self-acceptance.
Empathic - I provide clients with a space to express complex or difficult emotions. People often need to be heard and acknowledged before they can understand what might be holding them back or keeping them caught in an unhealthy cycle.
Empowering - I work with clients to realise the best version of themselves, offering authentic connection, supporting you to realise and manifest your own potential. Authentic empowerment means having the ability to feel safe in your vulnerability, and knowing and accepting your limitations, as well as realising your strengths and developing your relationships.
My practice is best described as relational counselling. It is a non-directive form of therapy, which acknowledges that you are the expert on your life and that I do not claim to have any answers that you cannot find from within yourself. However, it can be helpful to be supported in finding these answers or a path which is where therapy plays an important part.
My part is to listen, accept and assist in enabling you to gain increased awareness of yourself, your environment and the implications of the choices you make, leading you to a more meaningful and fulfilling life. My method relies heavily on a collaboration, with me acting as a guide for you to explore what you need to.
- Addictive behaviours
- Stress and anxiety
- Depression/prolonged low mood
- Relationship difficulties
- Life transition
- Loss or bereavement
- Existential crisis
I run a private and confidential practice in North London.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a B.A.C.P (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) Accredited, National Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling (2011)
I am a member of the BACP and have worked in various settings within the public, charitable and private sectors of health for over 10 years.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£70 per 50-minute face to face, skype or phone session. I am also available for home visits if you are unable to get out but would like to meet face to face. These are charged at £120 per session.