David Gilmour PG Dip, MBACP Registered.
I'm all too aware that picking up the phone or sending an email and asking for help can be really difficult. In fact it can be a truly overwhelming experience for someone to take that first step and if you are reading this, then you're nearly there..My approach focuses on providing you with a confidential space where you can feel safe, understood and trusted as you start to explore the reasons why you feel the way that you do.
I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy in both Sissinghurst, Kent, and Wimpole Street, Central London. I use an integrated approach which draws on Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural theory and I like to draw on the strength of the therapeutic relationship which for me, has always been pivitol for the client to experience a shift in the relationship with themselves and others..
I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP) and subscribe to their ethical code of practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
My principle qualification is a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University.
I have worked for a large charity providing therapeutic support for individuals on low income and I also work in private practice. I founded the company Recover-now in 2006 which provides advice and support for people looking for help around their own or a loved ones addiction. I am also the co-founder of The Recover Clinic (2010) which is an out patient therapy clinic in Kensington, London.
I work with all types of addiction such as Chemical (drugs, alcohol etc..) and behavioral (relationships, sex and gambling). I work with families or concerned friends to encourage addicted individuals to get help, sometimes involving an intervention and referral to a residential rehab clinic, either here in the UK or abroad. I also help clients coming to terms with their adoption and their subsequent feelings of Low self esteem and potential feelings around shame.
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
My fees are £60.00 per 50 min appointment in Sissinghurst for individuals, and £80.00 per 50mins for couples. I charge £110.00 per 50 minute appointment in Central London for individuals and £120.00 for couples.
I am able to see clients during the week up untill 9pm and on certain weekends.