Dr David Kaposi (BPC & BACP Registered)
Welcome to my site. I am an established psychotherapist, counsellor and psychologist, committed to closely follow wherever my clients' stories, feelings, memories take us. To help you achieve lasting change, I offer an approach that is also rooted in my clinical experience as well as contemporary research.
I find that to understand what my clients’ feelings and experiences are, often we together need to look behind the surface. These feelings have usually been present for a long time and they are expressed or suffered in many different ways. Yet, it is often difficult to put them into exact words. This may be why you too are looking for a therapist: to help talking about what you have, in a way, always known but have never quite been able to say.
Alongside my qualification as a therapist, I also hold a PhD in psychology. Working as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Open University, I am the Research Lead of the Psychology of Health and Wellbeing cluster, and the co-editor of the textbook 'Understanding Mental Health and Counselling' (2020, Sage).
Following an initial consultation meeting, I offer once- or twice-weekly 50-minute sessions. Therapy then is open ended: whether in the shorter or the longer term, it will conclude whenever you feel ready.
Training, qualifications & experience
PhD in Psychology (Loughborough University)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF/Roehampton University)
MSc in Psychological Sciences (ELTE, Budapest)
Certificate in Counselling (WPF/Roehampton University)
BA in Literature and Linguistics (ELTE, Budapest)
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feeling empty and overwhelmed
The fee for weekly sessions is £70-90. In case of more intensive psychotherapy, this may be renegotiated. Please contact me to arrange an initial consultation or discuss alternative fee arrangements.
Also available outside working hours