David McLean

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Letchworth, Hertfordshire, SG5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

When life is feeling overwhelming and things are out of control, it can be easier, quicker and more manageable to navigate when you have someone supporting you.

I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting, and you might feel unsure. These feelings are completely normal and valid. It is normal for us to face challenges. These can be temporary or they may have been ongoing for some time. These challenges may feel like a heavy burden or too overwhelming to face alone. Whatever the challenge might be, therapy may be able to help.

With so many unique personal experiences in the world, there’s no single therapeutic approach that works for everyone. Your experience is unique to you and I’m here to listen to your story, support your journey, and work with you and your intuition to find the path forward that feels right for you.

My approach is warm, compassionate and supportive. Together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings to help you gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening for you.

What I Can Help With:

There are many areas we can explore together. As a guide, here are some of the areas we could cover that might be relevant for you:

Abuse, Addiction, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Autism, Bereavement, Career, Child Related Issues, Cultural Issues, Depression, Disability, Health Related Issues, Family Issues, Feeling Sad, Identity Issues, Infertility, Lack of Meaning or Purpose, Loneliness, Low Self-Esteem, Low Self Confidence, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Loss, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Parental Issues, Personal Growth and Development, Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD), Redundancy, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Sexual Identity, Sex-Related Issues, Social Anxiety, Stress, Suicide & Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, Work Related Issues.

The Therapy Process:

Through the understanding, and processing of the unique events that shape your life experiences, we will explore how you can free yourself from feeling trapped and unlock your full potential. I believe that personal challenges not only offer opportunities for growth and development, but also offer the opportunity to evolve into a more resilient, compassionate, and fulfilled person. After all, a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

Next Steps:

After you make contact we can find time for an initial 50-minute discussion.

The initial session is free of charge and an opportunity to discuss your situation and your expectations of therapy. We will explore your reasons for seeking therapy and how therapy might be able to support you. It will be an opportunity to address any questions you might have, and for you to discover if you think I am the right therapist for you. There will be no obligation to continue with further therapy.

Weekly Sessions:

Ongoing sessions are scheduled once per week on the same day and time, and last 50 minutes. The number of sessions we have is open ended and determined by you.

I am based near Letchworth, SG5/SG6 postcode.

I am available to see clients in person, by telephone and by video call.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a background in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and will adapt this approach based on the needs of therapy work.

Clients I work with: Adults

Professional Practice:

As a member of the BACP, I adhere to their ethical framework and uphold the highest standards of professional practice. I am committed to ongoing professional development, regularly participating in additional training and supervision to ensure that I provide the best possible care for my clients.

Member organisations

BACP
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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Letchworth, Hertfordshire, SG5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Whatsapp
Zoom
David McLean
David McLean