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? 

"Welcome to Anxiety Counselling Support, your trusted partner in navigating life's challenges. Anxiety is a natural response to perceived threats designed to keep us safe. However, frequent or inappropriate triggers can lead to chronic stress and anxiety disorders. To break the anxiety habit loop, recognising triggers, understanding patterns, and learning new coping mechanisms become key.

When we feel anxious, we tend to worry about things spiralling out of control and bad things happening. We often have a lot of "what if" thoughts running through our minds. We may avoid certain situations or activities altogether or strive for perfection. Unfortunately, these avoidance and perfectionist tendencies often backfire, leading to even more anxiety. We may procrastinate, worry excessively, or even withdraw from social situations. Anxiety disorders can be caused by a variety of factors, with several elements often combined to contribute to their growth. Some of the common causes of anxiety are past experiences or childhood traumas such as physical or emotional abuse, neglect, losing a parent, or being bullied.

Additionally, current life situations such as exhaustion, financial difficulties, or significant life changes can lead to increased anxiety levels. Physical and mental health problems, including chronic illness or depression, can also contribute to anxiety. Genetics may play a role in an individual's susceptibility to anxiety, with family history being a significant risk factor for developing an anxiety disorder. Finally, the use of drugs, alcohol, or caffeine can cause or worsen anxiety symptoms.

Anxiety can have a wide range of effects on both the mind and body, and it manifests in various forms as different types of disorders. You will find me qualified to assist with anxiety, trauma, chronic stress, social anxiety, panic attacks, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and addiction issues. Additionally, current life situations such as exhaustion, financial difficulties, or significant life changes can lead to increased anxiety levels. Genetics may play a role in an individual's susceptibility to anxiety. 

At Anxiety Counselling Support, everyone deserves peace of mind. I specialise in providing compassionate, personalised counselling solutions for individuals struggling with anxiety. I employ evidence-based strategies. Working from a supportive and understanding perspective, treating you as the expert on your unique and individual experiences that have brought you to this point.

Whatever your perspective on life, anxiety or personal relationships, your views will be respected while I listen without dismissing your feelings, offering a calm and non-judgemental safe space for you to explore your feelings within your comfort zone. Start your journey towards a quieter, more balanced life today. Discover the difference that professional anxiety counselling can make.

The journey of self-discovery is a thrilling adventure filled with moments of profound insight and exhilarating breakthroughs. It's like uncovering hidden treasures within oneself, each revelation bringing a sense of wonder and the joy of understanding who you are. I offer my anxiety counselling across professional, academic and personal aspects of life nationwide.

 This is the essence of living your best life, filled with peace, joy, and the freedom to be one's true self. If you want a different future, you have to change the story. The story that got you here can't take you to a different future. If you continue with the same stories, you will get more of the same experience. Amid the chaos, opportunities can be found.

Effects of Anxiety: Anxiety can cause numerous physical and psychological symptoms. Physically, it may lead to a churning stomach, headaches, rapid heartbeat, and sleep problems.

Psychologically, it can result in feelings of dread, tension, and a constant state of worry.

Chronic anxiety can also have long-term effects, such as depression, digestive issues, and chronic pain conditions.

 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 find that you are living up to the expectations of others, then I can help you.

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

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

* Please note that I work online for many anxiety sufferers; access from home is a tremendous benefit.

My Psychotherapy begins with an introduction session to discuss your requirements. We work on an open-ended basis, and 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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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

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London, Greater London, W6

London, Central London, E14

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Types of client

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

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