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About me

Why Counselling?

There are times in all our lives when we feel we have lost our way, we need a listening ear or we simply want somebody to work together with to help us reach the next step in our journey, whatever that may be. Maybe that sounds like you and you're looking for someone to help you take that first step, or maybe you simply want somebody to share your concerns with, in a safe space and really feel heard. My focus is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customising a treatment plan.

How can I help?

Whilst many counselling services are restricted to one style of therapy, as an integrated counsellor, I offer an holistic service which incorporates a variety of techniques and modalities, uniquely combined to match your presenting issues. Of course, counselling is a collaborative process, but this time is all about you and you will have complete control.

Taking that first step

To arrange your initial consultation please contact me by phone, email or via my website.  This introductory session is always free and is a way for us to get to know each other, exchange a few details and discuss what you hope to achieve from the counselling process.  If you are then happy to continue we can book your next session which will continue on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

The Journey

I always see the counselling process as a journey that we will take together. We can go at your own pace, one step at a time or we may wish to take greater strides. And on the odd occasion we can even take a step backwards. However we travel, you can be assured that I will be there for you, as your counsellor, throughout the entire journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

I am a fully qualified and NCS accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor and mentor, trained to Level 5 Professional standards. I have also gained extra training and certification to work online and by phone.

Professional Status and Ethics

I am subject to the National Counselling Society's regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership, in addition to complying with their ethical framework and professional standards.

Experience

I have worked in private practice for 3 years and I also volunteer with the probation services providing counselling to offenders that require rehabilitation.

I have experience in counselling both adults and adolescents in areas such as depression, anxiety, counselling for suicidal feelings, for bereavement and loss, loneliness, difficulty with relationships, family issues, self- esteem and confidence issues, anger management, stress, alcohol and substance abuse, physical, emotional and narcissistic abuse, eating disorders, O.C.D and many other issues.

Methods and Style of Counselling

Whilst many counselling services are restricted to one style of therapy, as an integrated counsellor, I offer an holistic service which incorporates a variety of techniques and modalities, uniquely combined to match your presenting issues. Of course, counselling is a collaborative process, but this time is all about you and you will have complete control.

I always see the counselling process as a journey that we will take together. We can go at your own pace, one step at a time or we may wish to take greater strides. And on the odd occasion we can even take a step backwards. However we travel, you can be assured that I will be there for you, as your counsellor, throughout the entire journey.

My methods are 'Eclectic' which means I also offer Mentoring to assist with general growth and personal development and life and career transitions.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in Relationship and Family counselling and have further experience counselling for Narcissistic Abuse

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Initial Assessment Session - 30 mins to 1 hour - Free

Individual Counselling -1 hour - £40
(suggested min of 6 sessions)

Couples Counselling - 1¼ hours - £55
(initial assessment - £25)

Group Counselling - 1½ - 2 hours - £25 (per person) / min' 5 people
(via Zoom/Teams or offsite at client designated location)

Corporate - Individuals - 1 hour - £55

Asynchronous Counselling - max of 3 messages per week - £15 per text or email

Hypnotherapy - 1 hour - £50
(including tailored screed)

Concessions - 1 hour - £25
(I offer a few low cost spaces for those not in employment)

- Any client wishing to pay in advance for 6 sessions will receive the sixth session free.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

I have now able to return to Face to Face sessions whilst following all Government safety guidelines.  I continue to offer sessions  to all clients via online platforms such as Zoom or Teams and also conduct sessions via phone.

My private practice is based is South Essex but I always offer my online services to clients throughout the UK.

6A First Avenue
Billericay
Essex
CM12 9PT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I am available for session bookings between 9am and 7pm on weekdays and 9am to 12.30pm on Saturdays

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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David Cooper - Ad.Dip.PsyC MNCS - Integrative Counsellor - Anxiety UK Approved

David Cooper - Ad.Dip.PsyC MNCS - Integrative Counsellor - Anxiety UK Approved