About me

I am a warm hearted non-judgemental genuine Psychotherapist 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.


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
Eating Disorders
Health related issues
Transitions and change
Self esteem
Suicidal thoughts
Counselling Supervision

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Counselling Supervision
Employee Assistance Programmes
Insurance Work Undertaken

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Additional information

My current fees are £55 per hour

Couples Counselling £75 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.

Further information

Ample roadside and private drive parking.
Daytime and evening appointments available.

Ty Croeso
Etwall Lane
DE65 6LF

If you would like to contact me please call 01283 730919 or 07974 094 205

Or Email info@davidharrisontherapy.co.uk


Counselling Privacy Statement

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) any personal information you send via this website will only be used in order for me to contact you.

I only retain the information for the period we are in correspondence and then it is deleted. Your personal details will not be shared with any other organisation.

By contacting me you are agreeing to me holding your information for the purposes of contacting you only.

Ty Croeso
Etwall Lane
DE65 6LF

Type of session

In person

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Ample Parking Downstairs Toilet


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I trained as a Supervisor in 1999 and have been offering Counsellor Supervison since then.

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David Harrison

David Harrison