David Harrison MA Couns.Grad.Dip.Couns.Dip.Couns.Reg.Member MBACP (Snr.Accred)
I am a warm hearted non-judgemental genuine therapist who believes in, and is strongly committed to growth and change through personal therapy. I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor with over 25 years experience during which I have helped many people who have suffered emotional and physical distress.
I counsel individuals and couples and am experienced in both long and short term work, working with a wide variety of issues with people from widely varying backgrounds of all ages and cultures.
I provide a trustworthy, safe place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and resolve any difficult situations/relationships, moving forwards in your life in a way most suited to you.
I work integratively aiming to provide therapy most suited to your individual needs.
My practice is based in Burnaston, Nr. Derby and Burton-on-Trent which is easily accessible from the A516, A38 & A50. My counselling rooms are on the ground floor in a confidential setting, there is ample parking available.
I offer an initial no obligation session free of charge to ensure that you would feel comfortable working with me and to ensure my experience meets your needs and to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding counselling.
Counselling aims to provide a confidential opportunity for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in private and safety.
My role is to support and help you to achieve this without judgement or by being prescriptive.
Through careful, sensitive listening I may offer an explanation of reactions and behaviours to people and situations.
Many people have a clear understanding of their problems, others come just knowing they are unhappy and that something is wrong in their life.
Self understanding and insight leads to informed choices and to feeling calmer and in control.
My experience has taught me that with sensitive, patient and careful therapy significant healing and recovery can occur.
I see the counselling relationship between clients and myself as crucial to successful therapy.
I conform to the BACP Ethical Framework - BACP Website www.bacp.co.uk
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Clinical Supervisor and have 19 years experience of giving supervision to both qualified and trainee therapists.
EXPERIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
I have completed 8 years of in-depth training in several key disciplines of counselling and psychotherapy as well as numerous short courses.
My counselling approach is integrative drawing upon person centred, psychodynamic, psychosynthesis, logotherapy and transpersonal theory.
Integrative counselling is not linked to just one particular therapeutic approach; it draws on specific therapy types most suited to the client in their situation.
Working in this way I aim to provide therapy most suited to you.
I have experience of working with a range of problems, and have particular experience in a number of areas including:
Men’s mental health
Anxiety (inc. social and health anxiety)
Bereavement and loss
Health related issues
Transitions and change
In addition to private practice I have been a Trustee, Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor in a Counselling Service and also a Hospice counsellor.
Anything you bring to counselling sessions remains confidential unless it is believed that you or someone else could be at significant risk or harm.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A. In Counselling (1995) University of Nottingham
Graduate Diploma (1997) University of Leeds
Diploma in Counselling (1995) University of Leicester
Advanced Cert.In Couns (1994) University of Leicester
Certificate in Couns (1993) University of Leicester
CQSW (1993) Nottingham Trent University
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist 1998
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist 2005
BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor 2013
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate
BUPA Recognised Therapist
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Employee Assistance Programmes
Insurance Work Undertaken
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
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My current fees are £50 per hour
Couples Counselling £65 per hour
Counselling Supervision £50 per hour
If you are unwaged or in a difficult financial situation I am willing to negotiate a reduced fee.
Whatever your situation you are welcome to phone or e-mail me.
Ample roadside and private drive parking.
Daytime and evening appointments available.
If you would like to contact me please call 01283 730919 or 07974 094 205
Or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Maps & Directions
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Supervision & training
I trained as a Supervisor in 1999 and have been offering Counsellor Supervison since then.View supervision profile