David Humeniuk MA, Adv Dip Couns, MBACP
Little Priory Offices
It can take a great deal of courage to talk to someone about your private thoughts and feelings. If you decide to work with me I will offer you:
- Warmth, respect and freedom from judgement
- A compassionate focus on your strengths
- Help to find alternative ways of looking at your situation
- A ‘feet on the ground’ approach to finding solutions
- A challenge to self-defeating thoughts and beliefs
Who am I?
Aside from being a counsellor in private practice:
- 25 years’ experience in support/care work, largely in the field of mental health
- A tutor with Devon Counselling College
- Former manager of South Devon Carers’ Consortium's Counselling for Carers service
- I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and can be found on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- I have considerable experience as a counselling client
The issues I work with
I work with individual adults, couples and young people aged 11 and over. I’ve worked with people who have faced a wide range of issues, including:
- Relationship difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Sexual orientation and gender identity
- Being a carer
- Family problems
- Affairs and betrayals
- Sexual issues
How I work
I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor.
As an integrative counsellor I use my knowledge of a range of counselling theories and techniques to tailor an approach that works for you.
My humanistic approach derives from a fundamental belief that we all have an innate drive towards health and well-being, the capacity to take control of our lives and to make positive changes. Sometimes however we can get ‘stuck’, troubled by feeling that we don’t have control or can’t change our situation. That’s where my role as a counsellor comes in - to get alongside you and to help you to get back on track.
As a BACP member I undertake to work in accordance with a rigorous ethical framework. This gives you assurance about the standards that I work to, and safety in the knowledge that I am accountable for the quality of my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently studying for a Diploma in Supervision
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited)
Certificate of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills
MA Sociolinguistics and Language Variation
BA (Hons) Drama and English
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Each counselling session last for one hour, unless we have previously arranged otherwise.
£20 is my charge for an initial session.
£35 is my standard charge for subsequent sessions.
£20 is my charge for an initial session
£40 is my standard charge for subsequent sessions
£30 is my standard charge for counselling diploma trainees at all locations.
I believe firmly that an inability to pay standard counselling fees should not be a barrier to a person receiving counselling - but I balance this belief against my need to earn a living. I therefore offer reduced fees to a maximum of six clients at any one time. If I do not have a reduced fee space when you contact me and you would like to start work with me when one becomes available I will gladly add your name to a waiting list.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer hours between 7.30am and 10pm, Tuesday - Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
During my career prior to becoming a counsellor I gained many years experience supervising the client work of support workers and team leaders. I am therefore accustomed to working alongside helping professionals, supporting them in reflecting on their work with the aim of improving their practice. As manager of the Counselling for Carers service I was reponsible for the managerial supervision of counsellors, which inevitably involved a significant degree of informal clinical supervision. At present I provide one-to-one supervision to a number of counsellors and other helping professionals as well as running supervision groups for two counselling agencies.