David Keighley MBACP (accredited) MA (Cantab)

David Keighley MBACP (accredited) MA (Cantab)

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East Sussex

East Sussex

01273 734852 / 07867 516760

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About me

Are you looking for help in areas such as feeling sad, anxiety, depression and panic disorder?  Struggling with addiction, a bereavement, or separation or divorce? My aim is to work with clients to provide the help and guidance needed to cope with life's pressures and to achieve lasting success and happiness

The way forward is multi-layered. It requires first of all an accurate audit of your current position, followed by empathic and focused work to establish the root of problems and achieve transformation. The goal is a work-life balance that allows enjoyment of life to the full.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and  Psychotherapy and work using a number of techniques including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Schema Therapy, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing).

Training, qualifications & experience

I was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and have extensive experience in the business world as a communications executive and as the originator and developer of business ideas. My practice as a therapist is thus rooted in extensive 'real-world' experience and knowledge.

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy from Regents University, London. I work primarily as a psychodynamic counsellor, but also draw on theory from existential and humanist approaches, as well as CBT, EMDR and Schema Therapy. I am particularly interested in attachment science, a fast-developing field which explains human behaviour, needs and development in unprecedented ways.

As part of my continuing professional development I regularly attend seminars by leading psychotherapy practitioners and academic theorists.  
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists (BACP) and in the academic year 2014-15 completed training at Sussex University in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I have more recently also trained in Schema Therapy and am a member of the International Society of Schema Therapists (ISTC) together with EMDR, having completed in 2020 training approved by EMDR Europe.

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£60 per session. Each session lasts 50 minutes.
I offer concessions to a limited number of clients who would not otherwise be able to afford or access relevant therapy.

Further information

I have a special interest in, and experience of, the stresses of the business world, and the work-life balance. Having worked in a senior executive environment for many years - and having personal direct experience of business start-ups, I have especially deep insight into the psychological issues involved.

I also have extensive knowledge of the family court system and have specialist knowledge of the pressures of family breakdown.

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3
Brighton, BN2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Flexible, depending on availability

Types of client