David Pender

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MBACP, Integrative Psychotherapy | Anxiety Specialist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London W6 & E14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Have you felt stuck at any time in the past year, perhaps longer than this? If you could conquer your challenges, what kind of person would you like to be? How would you begin to view your world?

I'm an experienced therapist offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults who may be experiencing issues related to anxiety, trauma, chronic stress, social anxiety, panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and addiction issues.

Sometimes, personal circumstances can feel like the end of the world instead of an opportunity for growth and development. Counselling really can be just the boost you need to change your life.

If you are feeling discomfort, guilt or shame, lack of clarity, have lost sight of your goals due to not knowing where or how to move forward, or that you are living up to the expectations of others, then I can help you.

In today's world of insecurity, as an experienced counsellor my professional role is to help you develop the confidence to feel good about yourself. 

My skills and training:

  • Integrative counselling
  • Anxiety specialist
  • Trauma practitioner
  • Addiction trained
  • BACP Registered.

How you see your problems in life is rarely the outcome you must settle for. You can overcome much uncertainty once you equip your mind with positive skills. A large amount of anxiety (fear) comes from developmental styles or bad adult relationships that can include abuse. 

The key to a better life is to discover your authentic purpose and overcome the insecurities others have placed in your life from bad experiences. I help you overcome the obstacles that may be holding you back. I will explore with you the root cause of your behaviours and thought patterns so that you can transform your experiences as you reconnect with yourself.

Anxiety specialism

Anxiety comes from not feeling good enough and being stuck in limiting beliefs. Often, you may have been criticised and led to believe you could do better. As a result of high expectations, you may have become caught up in the desire for perfectionism, causing a lack of confidence and low self-esteem. Distressing side effects are often felt but can be better managed once you know how to ease unwanted feelings and work with anxiety instead of fighting it. You will never address anxiety by talking alone. There is a very physical side to anxiety that leaves you feeling wiped out from functioning in survival mode.

Until you take time to learn how to meet your own needs, you will live a stressed life of anxiety and other associated issues. It is not until clear boundaries are established and growing in confidence that the battle will ease.

Over the years, the clients I have helped have been so caught up in the pressure of day-to-day life that they have long forgotten where and when anxiety began for them.

Creating a safe space is essential to discovering who you truly are. Engaging in counselling, you will be met with unconditional, non-judgmental support. You will decide how to proceed and what to bring to your weekly session.

In my experience, after feeling validated, many clients begin to grow, feeling supported in letting old thoughts go. This makes room for a new, more confident mindset. Watching clients emerge out of survival mode and find themselves able to make decisions better than ever before is a great experience. It leads to a secure, confident future in living.

I am qualified to help you make the journey out of stress and anxiety. Remember to save this page. Please click the website at the top of the page for full details on how I can begin helping you today. 

Please get in touch to book a free consultation, which is available if you feel ready for empowerment in 2024. You can book this at a convenient time here or give me a call on 07391 279680 or 02036 217 939 or send me an email.

* Please note that I work online across London and the UK  face to face appointments in London by arrangement for many anxiety sufferers, access from home is a tremendous benefit.

My  Psychotherapy begins with a introduction session to discuss your requirements. We work on an open-ended basis where all that is required is seven days' notice of termination when you feel you would like to take a break.

  • Appointments are priced at a very reasonable £60 per session.
  • Payment is by BACS weekly in advance before each session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA(Hons) Integrative Counselling
  • Registered on B.A.C.P Register 
  • Gold Standard Trauma Informed Practitioner
  • Certificate of Online Telephone & Internet  Competency 
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Psycho social Studies)
  • CP CAB Lv2 Counselling Skills  Lv 3 Counselling Studies
  • Certificate of Facilitation Skills
  • R.A.P.t Addiction Training 

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

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Published articles

London, Greater London, W6

London, Central London, E14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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