David J. Kelly MBACP (Accred) - BACP Registered & Accredited

David J. Kelly  MBACP (Accred) - BACP Registered & Accredited

Moot House
The Stow
CM20 3AG

07534 900467

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About me

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

NOTE: BACP accreditation is a quality standard for experienced practitioners who can demonstrate their capacity for independent, competent and ethical practice. It shows that the BACP has assessed their practice as exceeding the minimum quality standards required for registration. Accreditation involves a detailed application and assessment process that takes several months to complete and is renewed yearly.....

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.

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 therapy from a private consulting room in The Pinnacles Harlow.

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 at www.davidjkelly.co.uk

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)

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


Accredited register membership


Individuals £45     (for 50 mins)
Couples £65         (for 60 mins)
EAP £48               (for 50 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 £45   (£65 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 at the same day and time each week. All sessions last 50 minutes (couples 60 mins) and take place in a comfortable private consulting room in Harris House, Cawley Hatch, The Pinnacles, Harlow.

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. My minimum contract period for counselling is 8 sessions.

Maps & Directions

Harlow, CM20 3AG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme