David Kelly

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Harlow, Essex, CM19
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About me

I am a well established and highly experienced counsellor/psychotherapist that has been working in private practice for some years now.

I am a fully BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with a wide range of experience in both the charitable and private sectors. I work with both individuals and couples. 

I have been trained to work with what is called Integrative Counselling. This simply means that my training included various established and effective methods and theories of counselling. All clients are different and come with their own history and unique set of specific issues and concerns. This approach allows me to use different techniques and ways of working with clients, that are best suited to meet the specific needs of each individual. 

Additionally, I have undertaken specialist couples training and trauma training.  

Counselling sessions are an opportunity to explore things in depth together.  Perhaps there are repeated patterns of behaviour or difficult feelings. Perhaps you don’t even know what your feelings are. Perhaps there are difficulties with relationships or past events in your life. Whatever the reason or issue, the aim of counselling is to enable clients to gain an awareness of what is happening... what might be holding them back, or getting in the way of resolving their problems and making choices to create change in their lives.

With an honest and open approach, I provide a confidential, supportive and safe space - where people can discuss and explore their personal issues, their choices, their behaviours, their thoughts, their beliefs and feelings - without fear of criticism or judgement.

It’s common for most people to experience emotional difficulties at some point in their lives. Counselling with a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist practitioner can often help with understanding and resolving these difficulties. Helping clients to address and resolve difficult areas in their lives, I offer confidential short-term or longer-term counselling. 

I work with a wide range of personal issues or difficulties including:

Couples Counselling, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Anger Management, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Self Harm, Stress, Bereavement, Personal Growth & Development, Sexual Identity/Sexuality, Loneliness, Work Problems, Bullying, Low Self-Esteem, Self Confidence, Lack of Motivation, Self Identity and all deep-seated difficulties that may possibly have their roots in years past. However, people come for counselling for many different reasons - each person’s issues are unique.

Please see my website for full details.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling CPCAB (BACP Accredited Training - London)
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills (London)
  • Certificate - Working with Couples (London)
  • Certificate - CBT (London)
  • Certificate - Trauma Therapy
  • Certificate - Trauma Focused CBT
  • Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy (London)
  • BSc Hons Social Sciences

I have worked with clients within the charitable and private sectors, helping them to address and resolve difficult areas in their lives, thus enabling them to make more choice in how they live their lives.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

  • Individuals £50 (for 50 mins)
  • Couples £70 (for 60 mins)

I am sometimes able to offer concessions to those on very low income.

Further information

How do I know if counselling is right for me?

I offer an Initial Consultation at £50 (£70 for couples) where we can discuss if counselling is right for you at this moment. This is a ‘fact-finding’ session, so that you can decide if you are comfortable working with me, and I can establish if I think there is therapeutic work we can usefully undertake together.

How often and where?

Counselling sessions are usually at the same day and time each week. All sessions last 50 minutes (couples 60 mins).

How many sessions do I need?

This very much depends on several things… It depends on you as an individual, the work we do and the complexity of the problem. Deep-rooted problems may require weekly sessions for many months, while some other problems can be addressed much more quickly. 

Harlow, Essex, CM19

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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David Kelly
David Kelly