David Hargreaves MBACP Accredited Counsellor
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Your initial session is free, thereafter all sessions will be £35 before 6.00pm or £40 at 6.00pm onwards, whether taken at weekly or two weekly intervals.
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Two weekly and evening appointments also available
Types of client