David Nia

EMDR - Relate - Trauma - Stress & Anxiety - BACP - Accredited Member

About me

My name is David Nia and I am offering therapy and training services. I work mostly with first responders, such as police officers and police staff, as a trauma therapist using EMDR and a PolyVagal approach.

The polyvagal approach focuses on calming the nervous system, alongside methods such as EMDR, in treating stress and trauma related symptoms in the quickest and most effective way.

I am EMDR qualified, as well as an integrated therapist, which means I use a range of techniques to treat issues based around stress, trauma, anxiety, depression and bereavement. In order for me to practice EMDR I have to be an accredited therapist with the BACP. This ensures both experience and quality of practice. Please make sure anyone offering EMDR has accredited status with the BACP.

I currently use EMDR both face to face or online. If online I use a remote application that allows the same, if not better interaction between client and therapist, as face to face. This means you will receive the same high standard of therapy, but in the safety and comfort of you own home, especially in these times of COVID19. The application allows for visual and auditory BLS (Bilateral stimulation) using your laptop and headphones.

EMDR Europe - https://emdr-europe.org/about/what-is-emdr/

I am also a Relate qualified therapist, which means I also work with couples and families using relationship therapy. I also work together with my wife Rebecca Nia using conjoint couple therapy, where as a couple, we work with other couples offering therapy individually and together. This type of therapy has many advantages over individual couple therapy, in that each participant has an advocate in the session and when needed, someone of their own gender, who you may feel has a better understanding of your needs.

We will provide a video on this soon but please contact us if you have any questions and we can provide a free consultation if needed.

Rebecca Nia also works with adults, children and families - 07532 754733

I am a qualified teacher and offer a range of workshops and online courses as well as bespoke training to suit your personal, professional or organisational needs.

Please contact us or see our website for more details -  (Currently being updated)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited Member of the BACP
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • EMDR Therapist
  • Professional Certificate in Education

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Covid Related Stress

Conjoint couple therapy


From £50.00 to £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • EMDR - £90 - (90 minute session)  - £60 - (60 minute session)
  • Couples - £90 - (90 minute session) - £60 - (60 minute session)
  • Conjoint couples therapy - (couple to couple) - £120 - (90 minute session)
  • Therapy - £50 - (60 minute session)


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Evening and weekend appointments available

Further information

Currently I am offering Zoom or telephone appointments for all types of therapy.

Limited face to face sessions available.

I also offer Remote EMDR

I am open-minded regarding spiritual/religious views


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

David Nia

David Nia