David O'Hara M.A., UKCP Registered.
The Maple Leaf Clinic,
20 The Green,
I am a fully qualified and UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in Twickenham, South West London. My practice is located in a warm and welcoming private clinic overlooking Twickenham Green.
My style of therapy is relaxed, warm and supportive. My aim is to really hear what it is you want to share and to help you move beyond any sense of stuckness in your life. In my experience, the process of change mostly takes place through participating in an open and honest dialogue. A dialogue where we can gently challenge the unquestioned beliefs which we hold about ourselves and our lives.
I regard therapy to be a unique opportunity; it is a rare and special form of relationship where our genuine thoughts and feelings can be safely expressed and explored within a confidential setting. Through our work together, we would seek to clarify both the nature of the problems you face and the ways in which you are choosing to live your life. I believe that it is through this process of exploration, that other more rewarding and nourishing possibilities for living can begin to emerge.
Academic research in the field of Psychotherapy repeatedly demonstrates that fundamentally, it is the relationship between the therapist and the client, which is the key indicator of therapeutic success. I would agree wholeheartedly with these findings, as I strongly believe that it is only through a genuine sense of care and compassion that the process of therapy can achieve its goals.
Please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you, so that you can decide if I am the right therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully registered clinical member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of The Society for Existential Analysis (SEA).
My qualifications include:
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
Masters Degree in Race and Ethnic Relations
Certificate in Solution Focused Therapy.
I have previously worked both as a school counsellor and as a voluntary psychotherapist and counsellor within mental health charities and the NHS. I also work for a NHS IAPT service in South West London.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
I charge £20 for our initial consultation. This session is a chance for us to meet and a chance for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you. There is absolutely no obligation to commit to further sessions after the initial consultation if you choose not to.
For subsequent therapy sessions I charge £60 for the fifty minute session. I do charge for sessions missed or re-arranged without a minimum of 48 hours notice.
I currently have spaces available on Thursday afternoons.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have daytime and evening slots available on weekdays throughout the week.
Types of client