David Gibbons

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Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 2BU
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My counselling experience includes schools, colleges, universities, mental health organisations. Abuse; physical, sexual, emotional. Substance misuse. Repetitive behaviour. Bereavement and Loss. Anger and passivity.  Depression. Esteem issues. Couples counselling; relationship issues, parenting problems, families in distress. Gay identity issues. Sexual identity issues. Suicidal and self harming clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm MBACP registered, over 20 years of practice. I'm a RELATE trained relationships and family therapist, Solution focused, Transactional Analysis and Person-centred counsellor, and CBT.

I work in both community independent sector and local authority providing an intermediate psychological care service bridging hospital and home care provision to people with immediate, short-term and long-term mental health needs.

I have extensive experience working with children, young people (CYP), young adults, adults', relationships, and families in a wide range of educational, health and social care settings including providing support, advice, supervision and training for parents, carers, teachers, and other mental health professionals. 

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

Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 - £200.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

  • Payments to be received prior to each session.
  • Six sessions can be paid in advance with a 10% reduction for advanced block payments.
  • (DNA's) Did Not Attend - payment in full.
  • Cancellations or postponements with 24 hours notice (exception where unexpected family emergency occurs).
  • Lower fees are available on request in certain circumstances.

Further information

I have been a certified Advanced Safeguarding professional since 2015. Also have specialism's and long history of working in the field of complex social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) difficulties including autism, learning difficulties, and trauma.

My experience includes IAPT assessments and interventions to meet complex needs.

I am an expert witness for court proceedings. And I also offer consultation and supervision to other professionals either face-to-face, online or asynchronously. 

26 Mill Lane, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 2BU

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

I have therapy rooms in many of the Greater Manchester area - ask about a room closest to you.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I offer supervision and consultation to other professionals and organisations either face to face, online, telephone, and asynchronously.

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