David Cuff (PGDip, MBACP)
I am a qualified humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor with a faith in the human potential to develop in a positive direction. Its not easy being a person and I believe we have our own unique path to cut through the woods in the life journey we are in. In counselling with me, I will be a confidential, supportive companion for you in a process that can help make meaning of where you are now and potentially help you navigate some of the tougher life challenges, transitions and painful experiences. As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I practice within their ethical framework. I hold the BACP professional qualification at Post-Graduate level in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton.
My Approach: I take a non-discriminatory, LGBTQI+ affirmative, experiential Person Centred counselling approach. This is a non-judgemental, relational, holistic approach, which is alive to all aspects of self and factors outside self; supporting a person’s forward momentum in simply being a person. This approach is a gentle process that follows the client’s lead as to what is discussed, that is curious about felt senses and learning from what we are experiencing in the here and now.
Other people can and do help us feel loved and valued yet also the reverse. My approach recognises feelings of aloneness and how in our interior life we can agonise over our behaviours, choices and the quality of our relationships. Much as I recognise how what has happened to us affects our way of being in the present, I support clients in drawing on their own internal resources to live in the present and find closure to unfinished business.
First Session: I offer a free 30 minute consultation (via Zoom or Telephone) for prospective clients to confidentially discuss the expectations for counselling; and whether we feel it is good to enter the process together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling (University of Brighton) Level 2 Person Centred Counselling Skills (Sussex Downs)
Counselling and Bereavement Support CPD (Martlets Hospice)
Working At Relational Depth CPD (https://www.caracounsellingtraining.co.uk ) Online Counselling CPD - A Corona Virus Primer (Open University/BACP) Moving Your Practice Online CPD (Online Therapy Institute) Child Protection in Education CPD (Educare part of TES) FIRO-B Qualifying Programme (The Myers Briggs Company, formerly OPP https://eu.themyersbriggs.com )
PGCE Social Science (University of Keele)
BA Hons Economic and Social Studies (University of East Anglia)
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
authenticity; career transition; creative blocks; dysregulation; motivation; procrastination; sadness; uncertainty.
£50 per session (50 mins): some concessions available