David Humeniuk MA, Adv Dip Couns, MBACP
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, kindness and freedom from judgement
- A compassionate focus on your strengths
- Help to find alternative ways of looking at your situation
- A challenge to self-defeating thoughts and beliefs
Who am I?
I am a counsellor, supervisor and trainer in private practice. Prior to becoming a counsellor I spent over 25 years’ experience working in social care, largely in the field of mental health. In recent years I have been a tutor with Devon Counselling College specialising in diversity issues and for three years I managed 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 Psychotherapist. I have considerable experience as a counselling client.
The issues I work with
I work with individual adults, couples and young people aged 14 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 issues
- 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
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
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Each counselling session last for one hour, unless we have previously arranged otherwise.
£20 is my charge for an initial session.
£40 is my standard charge for subsequent sessions.
£20 is my charge for an initial session
£45 is my standard charge for subsequent sessions
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|
Neither of the venues I work from offer level access. If you would like to work with me but need to meet at a more accessible location I will make arrangements for us to do so.
I offer hours between 8am and 9pm, 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 in social care services.