My name is David Phelps, I am a person-centred counsellor, specialising in all aspects of anxiety (Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, panic attacks, phobias etc.) I also specialise in all aspects of depression (clinical, bipolar etc.) and addictions.
I also have extensive knowledge in many other varied issues - please see list below.
I have a higher graded degree in Psychology and a Level 4 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling.
The person-centered approach helps both you and I learn to recognize and trust human potential, providing you with empathy and unconditional positive regard to help facilitate change. I avoid directing the course of therapy by following your lead whenever possible. Instead, I offer support, guidance, and structure so that you can discover personalised solutions within yourself.
When needed I integrate other aspects of counselling to tailor my approach to your specific needs.
I work in Truro but I am more than happy to visit you at your home if preferred.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Ba/Bsc Psychology (duel)
- CPCAB Acc. Level 4 Diploma Person-Centred Counselling
- MIND Proficiency Certificate
- ASIST Suicide Prevention Certificate
- NightLInk Telephone Counselling Accredited
- AllOut SouthWest (GamCare) Accredited Counsellor
- Penair School Volunteer Counsellor - 11-16 year old pupils
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Covid 19 support - anxiety related issues or general questions
£30 phone/online session - 50 minutes
£35 for the first introductory session (in person) - 50 minutes
£45 per session thereafter (in person) - 50 minutes
£60 couples/families (in person) - 50 minutes