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David Petherbridge

London WC1E & NW3
07950071809 07950071809 07950071809 07950071809 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist. With 20 years experience, I offer a skilled, ethical and confidential service. Each person I work with is a unique individual, I work towards developing a relationship with you where you feel met, understood and respected by me for the person you are now, even if you don’t always feel this way towards yourself.

Because each person who comes to see me is unique, how we work together will depend on you, on your goals and the sorts of difficulties you are experiencing.
 As we get to know each other, therapy needs to become a place and time in which you feel able to talk with me about the most difficult things – the issues that are really troubling you. Whilst we both need to play an active part in fostering such a relationship, I specialise in establishing and developing this process between us.

Working predominantly longer term I do however, have extensive experience of working short to medium term - 6 to 40 sessions.

I have particular experience and interest working in the following areas:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Self worth, self-esteem and confidence
  • Relationships with others/ family conflicts
  • Difficult family backgrounds
  • Self-destructive behavior
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Sexual orientation and identity issues
  • Body image concerns
  • Masculinity and men’s issues

  • Creative blocks and procrastination
  • Communication, presentation skills and performance anxiety
  • Life transition
  • Stress management and stress at work
  • Developing Mindfulness


Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and am also registered with BACP.

Qualifying as an Integrative psychotherapist in 1995, I trained in New Zealand (Auckland University of Technology) and I have practiced in the UK since 1996.

Since graduation, I have undertaken on-going professional development in a number of areas including, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy and a Certificate in Person Centered Supervision.

I am a member of the organisation Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility (PCSR) and have presented papers and workshops at a number of conferences on the topics of cross cultural conflict and psychotherapy and politics. 

A tutor on the Introduction to Counselling Skills course, I also facilitate an Experiential Training Group on the Foundation Fast Track at the Minster Centre (a psychotherapy training organisation).

I have recently qualified with a Diploma in Group Work Practice from the Institute of Group Analysis

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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.

UK Council for 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

Developing a mindfulness practice
Politics and the impact of the political on the psychological

Therapies offered

  • Integrative

Fees

My standard fee is £70 pounds per session.

Flexible and low fee sessions become available from time to time. If you genuinely can't afford my standard fee, please do discuss this with me.

Further information

I do some sessions via telephone and Skype/ Face Time when people need to be out of London but want to continue their sessions. Please note I only offer this to existing face to face clients.

Gower Street
London
WC1E 6HH

London
NW3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Week day mornings with some lunch times and evening appointments available

Types of client

Adults
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