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MBACP Accredited Counsellor

About me

Counselling can be sought for many reasons and I believe a close supportive collaboration between therapist and client is of great importance to a successful outcome. Whilst the process of counselling is not about offering advice, it is compassionate and accommodating and moves forward at a pace that you, the client, finds comfortable. Whether addressing short and specific issues, or longer journeys to rediscover your sense of well being, most of my clients achieve a greater perspective of their difficulties when empowered to do so in counselling.

I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, trained in integrative counselling, which means I can draw on many theoretical approaches to offer you the type of counselling that suits you best. I offer a confidential service in a peaceful environment for an open ended or agreed length of time on a weekly or two weekly basis. The first session is free and explores whether you are happy for us to work together.

With work experience including five years at an NHS Health Centre, I am used to counselling people, young and old, from a diverse range of backgrounds and with many different types of difficulties, including depression, anxiousness, lack of self-confidence, anger, loneliness, bereavement and relationship difficulties to name a few.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical guidelines. My practice is based in Penge SE20.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Accreditation with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Counselling Diploma (with Distinction) Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies

Certificate Course in Counselling Skills

Volunteer Counsellor NHS Primary Care Lewisham Health Centre

Part-time Schools Counsellor London Borough of Bromley on behalf of Bromley Behaviour Service

2007 Volunteer Counsellor for Place2Be children's counselling charity, Croydon hub

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Your initial session is free, thereafter all sessions will be £40 whether taken at weekly or two weekly intervals.

When I work

I have re-introduced face to face counselling following the relaxation Covid restrictions

Two weekly, 8.00am and evening appointments possible

Further information

I provide personal counselling within easy reach of Crystal Palace, Beckenham, Bromley, Croydon, Norwood, Anerley, Sydenham, Forest Hill and Lewisham, which are all served by Train, Overground, Bus, or Tram.

My practice in Penge has two mainline stations connecting to Central London; Penge East connects to Victoria via Brixton and Herne Hill, and Penge West connects to London Bridge via New Cross and Forest Hill. The Overground line at Penge West also runs between West Croydon and Highgate & Islington.

I offer flexible appointments to fit around your commitments at intervals of one or two weeks.

You may find it useful to visit my website for further information on www.davidhargreavescounselling.co.uk

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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