David Phipps - Online Skype Therapy
I am an Accredited Counsellor who has worked supporting people for 10 years. I have a rich and diverse experience of working in NHS, private and charity organisations as a counsellor. I currently work for a NHS IAPT Service and offer private Online Skype Counselling appointments.
I have experience of enabling people to move forwards with many different concerns such as anxiety, depression and other long standing difficulties. As well as supporting people to build confidence, resolve conflicts and make life style changes.
I have developed what is called an Integrative approach, which means I draw on various models of therapy to support people make changes in their lives. My integrative approach incorporates Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Emotion Focused approaches, as well as elements of CBT and Mindfulness.
The way I practice is informed by the idea that our current struggles and difficulties can be further understood from exploring our life experience so far, the types of relationships we have had and have currently. By considering our past and current relationships, it is my experience that people can identify patterns of behaviour and feelings which they can take more control over, this leaving life more manageable.
As mentioned above I offer Online Skype Counselling appointments, which entail speaking with people on a weekly basis for 50 minutes, at an agreed time and day. We can have an agreed number of sessions, which is called short term therapy and can be between 6 and 8 appointments, focusing on a particular issue. Alternatively we can work in an open ended way, which is called long term therapy, where many aspects of one's life and issues can be explored.
To discuss the way in which you would like to work please contact me via email or phone to arrange an assessment appointment. In the initial assessment we can discuss what is bringing you to counselling and if we agree to work together, how we will continue to talk together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling for Depression Practitioner training, NICE Recommended Treatment for Depression
Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling, PgDip (BACP accred).
Psychology with Counselling, BSc Honours Degree.
Introduction to Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Counselling, Diploma Level.
Awareness in Bereavement Care, CRUSE, National Bereavement Care Service.
Bereavement is Normal, CRUSE, National Bereavement Care Service.
I am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I adhere to its ethical framework and guidelines.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My Assessment appointment fee is £35. An assessment appointment is an opportunity to discuss what is bringing you to counselling, your life experience so far and what you want to be different. It is also an opportunity to see whether I am best placed to support you and whether Skype Counselling is the best medium for you to have counselling.
My Counselling appointment fee is £50. Counselling appointments are 50 minutes in length and are held on a weekly basis at the same time and on the same day.
I do have some reduced fee appointments, which can be discussed upon initial contact.
I am Registered with AVIVA Health Insurance and I am familiar with Healix Health Insurance provider, meaning that if you have cover with either, I can provide therapy via your provision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday Mornings and Early Afternoon. Saturday Mornings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|