Dr David Mair, Senior Accredited BACP Counsellor
If you're struggling with emotional difficulties, talking to someone who can listen and hear you without judging may be helpful. I have over thirty years' experience of working with individuals and couples who have reached a point of realising that they need support in facing some of the challenges that life brings.
I work with broad range of issues and difficulties, but have particular experience in supporting people in the following areas:
- sexuality/sexual identity
- relationship problems
- study and work-related issues
I work integratively - which means that I draw on a wide range of therapeutic theories and techniques including psychodynamic, cognitive, existential and humanistic. Rather than trying to make you - the client - fit the theory, I believe in working the other way round, ensuring that I am working in a way that you find helpful and supportive.
Contact me for an assessment session where we will think together about the concerns that you are facing at the moment, and about how I may be able to support you in responding to these situations. I offer face-to-face and online sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University.
Other qualifications include:
- MA Counselling (University of Birmingham)
- Certificate in marital and couple therapy (RELATE)
I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including universities, with employee assistance programmes, charities and private practice.
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The fee for individual sessions is £60 and for couples £75.
At the moment (March 2021) I do not have any spaces for ongoing sessions. If you would like to be put onto my waiting list, I can, however, offer an assessment slot.