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About me

"It is a joy to be hidden, and a disaster not to be found" (D.W. Winnicott)

I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Addictions Counsellor offering confidential treatment in Stratford Upon Avon.

I offer a relationally warm therapeutic presence and would describe my style as attuned, responsive and supportive.

I understand, respect and embrace peoples individuality and uniqueness, therefore i take special care in offering individualised treatment to meet the needs of each client.

I work from a relational framework as i understand the need for relationships as a primary motivation and drive in human beings.

I have a wealth of experience and knowledge in treating various addictions and understand addiction to be a self destructive strategy that is often used to medicate, manage, sooth, comfort and anaesthetise deeper Relational/Developmental issues.

I have worked in many well respected Residential Treatment Programmes both in the UK and overseas where i have held numerous Senior positions.

I work with a wide range of emotional, psychological and relational problems and offer a confidential, safe and supportive environment to discuss and explore personal issues.

I am experienced and skilled in working with various presentations of trauma and offer a clinically effective and ethical approach when working with the integration of past traumatic experiences.

I integrate a body focused approach into my practice as i understand trauma to be an embodied process where past traumatic events can often be experienced for years as distressing physiological symptoms. Therefore working with the embodied physiological symptoms of trauma is essential in moving towards the integration of past traumatic experiences and in healing past relational wounds.

I work with a wide range of presenting problems including:

  • Trauma.
  • PTSD.
  • Attachment Disorders.
  • Personality Disorders.
  • Eating Disorders.
  • Addiction (s).
  • Alcoholism.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders.
  • Anxiety Disorders.
  • Panic Attacks.
  • Stress.
  • Burnout.
  • Depression.
  • Grief & Loss.
  • Relationship Difficulties.
  • Personal Development.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FDSc Addictions Counselling:             University of Bath (CATS)
  • BSc (Hons) Addictions Counselling:     University of Bath (CATS)
  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy:       Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI)

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

UK Council for 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

  • Addictions Counselling
  • Addictions Treatment
  • Alcoholism Treatment
  • Sober Escort
  • Sober Companion
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Rehab Advice
  • Referral to Residential Treatment
  • Aftercare services
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Equine therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Transactional analysis

Availability

Weekdays (Day & Evening) Weekends (Day & Evening)

Stratford Upon Avon
Warwickshire
CV37

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
David Hoskins MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, BSc (Hons) Addictions Counselling

David Hoskins MSc Integrative Psychotherapy, BSc (Hons) Addictions Counselling