David Hamilton - MBACP
I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment in the city centre. This is space where you can explore your deepest pain, hopes and concerns. New understandings of self emerge, allowing the development of inner resources which can be utilised for personal growth and the implementation of coping strategies.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am skilled and experienced using a model of counselling called Psychosynthesis. This approach allows me to work with you in versatile and creative ways specific to your needs.
I have extensive experience and knowledge working with individuals with a wide variety of concerns including those living with chronic and life liming illness and those who are bereaved (including after the death of a child). I also work regularly with those from the L.G.B.T community exploring issues around identity and sexuality.
Depending on your needs, I am able to offer short or long term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, East London University for 4 years obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma in counselling (BACP accredited). I also am a BSc graduate form King College, London where I studied Palliative Care (the holistic care of those at the end of life and their families). A large part of my professional life has been based in health and hospice care. I currently lead the bereavement support in a children’s hospice. Thus I have wide experience and knowledge working with individuals with serious illness and the bereaved.
I am experienced working with those from the L.G.B.T community and provide weekly counselling for members of the community. I have awareness and knowledge of gender dysphoria and issues around sexual identity.
I have worked in private practice for over eight years and have confidence and experience of working with clients with a variety of needs from a diverse set of cultural and religious backgrounds.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
An initial assessment session is free of charge. Sessions last for 60 minutes and cost £45.
Psychosynthesis emerged from a psychodynamic perspective. However, it embraces a wider range of theories including humanistic, trans-personal, behaviouralism, spiritual and integrative approaches. It utilises a wide range of psycho-therapeutic models and has a strong perspective that we all have the potential to grow further into fullness of life and to discover values and meaning.