David Housham

David Housham

Hitchin
Herts
SG5

The Bagnall Centre
71-79 Waterside
Chesham
Bucks
HP5 1PE

07393535796 / 07393535796

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Hitchin
Herts
SG5

The Bagnall Centre
71-79 Waterside
Chesham
Bucks
HP5 1PE

07393535796 / 07393535796

About me

If you are thinking about starting to see a counsellor, you can talk in confidence to me about how it might work for you - so you can decide if it feels right for you. It may feel like a big leap to make - but it can begin with a simple step.

Just begin by making a phone call, sending a text or an email - to arrange an initial face-to-face meeting where you'll have time to explain what help you want to get from counselling, and you'll learn how I work with my clients. This usually involves us meeting in my practice room in Hitchin once a week.

Good, professional, ethical counselling should offer you a safe, confidential place where you are not judged or made to feel like a freak or a time-waster.

It should be a place where a counsellor with experience, understanding and empathy can help you untangle and make sense of  whatever relentless, chaotic mix of confusing, frightening thoughts and emotions is weighing you down, making you feel depressed, anxious, isolated.

If you feel like that, if you feel as though your life is spinning out of control – then counselling can give you somewhere to slow down and  discover the way to get back on track to a new, more fulfilling way of being.

I believe in offering “talking therapy” that is tailored to your needs as a unique individual – whether that is open-ended work that explores long-term issues or short-term work that is focused on a particular – perhaps only temporary – problem.

Deciding to have counselling involves making a commitment – both in terms of time and money – and in my practice I make an equally serious commitment to making your counselling as helpful as possible for as long as you want it to - to take you where you want to go in re-starting your life.

I work privately from my home in Hitchin, North Hertfordshire. I also see clients in the Chesham/Amersham area of Buckinghamshire as a member of the Chiltern Counsellors Network

Training, qualifications & experience

Since 2014 I have worked as a counsellor with several agencies in Hertfordshire; last year I set up my own practice for North Hertfortdshire, New You Counselling. Currently I am also a member of the Chiltern Counsellors Network and work with clients in the Chesham/Amersham area.

I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from The Counselling Foundation, and have also trained in CBT skills and Mindfulness. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Before beginning my counselling training, I worked for several years as a volunteer for Samaritans.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • David Housham / New You Counselling

Fees

My fee is £50 per weekly session. Counselling sessions at concessionary rates are sometimes available.

Maps & Directions

Hitchin, SG5
Chesham, HP5 1PE

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Availability

8 am - 8 pm Monday - Saturday

Types of client

Adults
Older adults