David trained as an integrative psychotherapist so he has knowledge and experience of a number of different psychotherapeutic approaches and theories. All of these have therapeutic value and can complement each other when an integrative approach is taken.
Such an approach considers each person as a whole. David's view is that there are many ways in which a person's experience can be explored and understood. Therefore he seeks to take the mental, physical, emotional as well as social and spiritual needs of each individual into account and to promote wholeness in all aspects of a person's being.
David sees clients on both a short term basis (usually 8 to 12 sessions) and on a longer term basis, with opportunities for review.
Training, qualifications & experience
David trained at The Minster Centre and has an MA and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, from the Minster Centre & Middlesex University. He is a registered psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) follows their ethics framework and is subject to their complaints procedure.
He has been seeing clients in both long and short term settings since 2008, and has worked successfully with adults of different ages, class, ethnicity, sexuality and physical ability. He aims to value and respect the unique experience of each individual. For three years David was a counsellor at the Metro Centre in Greenwich working in their Counselling and mental health service.
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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
From £65.00 to £80.00
Sessions cost range from £65 to £80 depending on location and whether a daytime or evening appointment. (Rates are reviewed annually). I understand financial circumstances can be challenging. Therefore wherever possible I try to keep some concessionary rates available appropriate to financial circumstances. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs. I will do my best to accommodate differing financial circumstances where my practice diary allows.
In Central London, David is based within short walking distance of Oxford Circus.
In Horsham, David is based in Bishopric, very close to the centre of town.