David Dickey-Collas UKCP, EAP Reg.
Welcome to my profile page. If you are currently seeking a psychotherapist or counsellor in Waterloo SE1, then perhaps I can help?
I have over 25 years’ experience of working with individuals and couples at a number of agencies, charities and in private practice whereby there is a sense of unease with a past or present situation, a crisis has occurred which feels daunting, or meaning ascribed to aspects of day to day life has changed.
My therapeutic orientation is integrative, influenced by existential-phenomenological thinking. In practise I aim to create a compassionate, safe and confidential environment in order to develop a working partnership, thus allowing my clients to better understand and clarify their views and values about life and experience of living. This journey calls for personal honesty and reflection on responsibilities. I believe psychotherapy creates opportunity for insights and extends a capacity for choice and decision, within the context of the unique dilemmas being considered. It is a space where my clients can consciously embrace and change how they would like to live.
Each person has individual needs and I have experienced using a short-term brief therapy model (6–12 weeks) and an open-ended long-term basis with a wide range of presenting issues to support my clients in finding their solutions. These have included (but not limited to) affairs and betrayals, bereavement, expatriates, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, relationship unease, sexuality, shopping addiction and work-related stress.
I offer therapy face to face, via skype and telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
Membership of professional bodies
UKCP-registered (1998 – Present)
Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College
Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology
European Certificate of Psychotherapy (EAP)-registered (2009 – Present)
Nederlands Gilde Voor Health Counselling en Psychotherapie (NGVH)-registered (2009 – 2012)
The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Certificate in Existential Group Work (2004)
Certificate in Existential Supervision & Training (2001)
Regent’s University, School of Psychotherapy and Psychology
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (1997 – 1998)
Diploma in Counselling (1995 -1997)
Introduction to Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy (1994)
Certificate in the Fundamentals of Psychotherapy and Counselling (1993)
Camberwell School of Art
BA (Hons) in 3D Design (1985)
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Individual sessions last 50 minutes - £80.00
Couple sessions last 60 minutes - £95.00
Some concessions available for students in psychotherapy training.
Payment by cash or internet banking. Cancellation policy – 48 hours’ notice, otherwise payment is required.