BSc upper class, Dip. Counselling CPCAB, MBACP
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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)
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
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
Concessions offered for
£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
When I work
9-8pm seven days a week