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 approaching a counsellor, you can talk in confidence to me about how it might work for you - so you can decide if counselling can help you.

It may feel difficult - but it can begin with a simple step.

You can phone me, send 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 ask me questions about how I work.

I usually work with adults (including LGBTQ+) and their mental health problems relating to depression and anxiety - including general anxiety and panic disorders - the stresses, losses, loneliness and disappointments that make life hard to bear.

I offer short-term and open-ended types of therapy that are tailored to your needs as a unique individual: open-ended work that explores long-term issues relating to general depression and anxiety, or short-term work that is focused on a particular – perhaps only temporary – problem like a phobia.

In most cases I meet with my clients on a once-a-week basis - but this is flexible, depending on my clients' needs. My typical fee for counselling in Hitchin is £25 per weekly session.

Good, professional counselling should offer you safe, confidential breathing-space 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 combination 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 everything is falling apart – then counselling can help you  understand how to put your life back together the way you want it to be.

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, based in Chesham. See below for Chesham fees.

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 Hertfordshire - David Housham 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
  • Introduction To Counselling

Fees

My counselling fee in Hitchin is £25 per weekly session.

In Chesham - as a member of Chiltern Counsellors Network my fees vary from £30 - £45 (including room hire): an affordable weekly fee is discussed with clients during an initial meeting at the Bagnall Centre in Chesham. Counselling sessions at concessionary rates are available in special circumstances.

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

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

8 am - 8 pm Monday - Friday; 8 am - 5 pm Saturday

Types of client

Adults
Older adults