David Cox

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(BACP registered)
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Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire, BS37 9UQ
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You may be here because you want to feel better. It could be that you are struggling with an immediate life problem such as a specific anxiety, depression or life situation that you need someone to help you with. Or it may be a general feeling that something in life doesn't seem right and you want to explore it. Making sense of it can be difficult on your own. Through counselling, I can help you make sense of what is happening so that you can start to feel more like the person that you want to be.

It can be difficult opening up to someone; I’ve been there, I understand. As an open, caring and trustworthy male therapist, I am uniquely positioned to give you a safe space to talk, to be seen, heard and understood. I will support you to look beneath the surface and see things you haven’t seen before and help you find a way to move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, which means I utilise a range of therapeutic models in my work. I have experience in a wide range of areas including: Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Co-dependency (or unhelpful relationship patterns), Cancer and illness, Depression, Personality Disorders and Life Transitions. I have been working with clients for over 5 years.

I have specific experience on the difficult impact addictive behaviours and compulsions can have, having worked within this field though my counselling career at The Swan Project, an Addictions charity in Bristol.

My work (and my entire life) has been changed and informed through a personal journey I have had following a cancer diagnosis and subsequent (successful) treatment. This experience has deepened my experience of the world and my capacity to hold complicated and painful experiences in my clients. I understand how changes to our health or the security of our circumstances can have a wide-ranging impact on all physical, emotional and relational parts of life. Sometimes life can try to knock you down - and we can do a lot to hold these existential challenges in a way that can bring more richness and meaning to our lives moving forwards.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Male issues

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Session are 50 minutes long with sessions costing £60.

I offer a free 20 minute consultation to better understand your needs and see how we can work together.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My private practice hours are from 9am - 3pm weekdays and from 9am to 8pm on Thursdays. I have limited availability, so please contact me with your preferred times.

Further information

I offer face to face sessions at the Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton, online sessions from my cosy "counselling shed" in my garden as well as outdoor walking therapy from various locations in the Frampton Cotterell, Yate, Winterbourne area of north Bristol.

The Old Rectory Clinic, High Street, Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire, BS37 9UQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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