About me

Is it time to talk?

Are you feeling anxious, depressed or struggling in your relationships? A talking therapy could be of help to you. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I have over 25 years experience working within NHS and Social Care. I can provide you with a safe, empathic and confidential space to explore and work through the difficulties that you feel ready to challenge. Please feel free to contact me via email or telephone for an initial 10 minute consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work as a psychological therapist in the NHS. I have extensive experience of providing counselling to adults and young people. I have a BSc. Hons Degree in Short Term Psychodynamic counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My training experience included two years under the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and two years with the West Essex alcohol advisory service (ADAS)

Locations also available in IG10 and EN11 areas.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Additional information

£60 for first assessment session then £60 per session payable via bank transfer or cash.


Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:00PM to 8:00PM and Saturday 9:00AM to 1:00PM

George Lane
South Woodford


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
David Hollyer

David Hollyer