David Phipps

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Online Therapist Accredited by BACP, EAC, AECO.
Available for new clients
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Royston SG8 & London W8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

How can Counselling and Therapy Help? 

It can provide a sanctuary and space for people to reflect on themselves, their lives and relationships, in order to overcome and understand many challenging experiences, including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and loss.

How will we meet?

I work online using online video platforms, such as Zoom and also offer sessions via telephone, having undertaken specialist training in these forms of therapy.

About myself.

I have been practicing counselling since 2008, having started my counselling training in 2004. My counselling experience includes working in UK healthcare services, before moving to Northern Spain, where I continue to work with people from around the world online or via telephone.

Type of Therapies and Specialities 

I have trained in therapies called "Person Centred" Counselling and in "Psychodynamic" Counselling.

Put simply....."Person Centred" Counselling is informed by the idea that we have the potential to be our best form of ourselves, but that we can lose our way and may need to find ways back to fulfilling our potential..... "Psychodynamic" Counselling places an emphasis on our current lived experiences and how our past influences them, with the hope of having more choice and awareness today. I also practice "Integrative" Counselling which brings together both forms of therapy.

I am a specialist counsellor in physical health conditions, in particular with respect to cancer, mobility issues, chronic pain, rare diseases and conditions.

I am trained in a therapy called "Counselling for Depression" (CfD), which is a NICE recommended treatment for depression, and for a number of years I practiced using this therapy model as a counsellor in the UK National Health Service (NHS).  

I am also a Clinical Supervisor and provide supervision to Counsellors and Psychotherapists. If you are a professional requiring supervision, please contact me directly to discuss what may be possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

My career and trainings span over a period of 20 years.

After attaining my degree in psychology and counselling, I gained valuable work experience as an assistant psychologist in a psychiatric hospital, whilst completing further formal training as a counsellor.

After qualifying, my experience includes working in therapeutic communities, NHS primary and secondary care therapy services, including NHS IAPT services. I completed my training in CfD, a NICE recommended treatment for depression, when working for NHS IAPT services.

Subsequently, I began working online with people from around the world, mainly with people suffering chronic life limiting health conditions, including those with rare disease and conditions. 

In recent years I have trained as a supervisor and work with counsellors and psychotherapists to consider their work.

I am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I adhere to its ethical framework and guidelines.  As well I am accredited by the European Association for Counselling (EAC) and the Spanish Association for Counselling (AECO).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Rare disease/condition therapy.


Additional information

All sessions last 50 minutes.

My fee is £80.00 per session.

I do have some reduced fee spaces available, please email me to explore what is possible.

Please note that any enquiry in relation to rare diseases and conditions needs to be made via the RareMinds website, thank you. The web address is here: https://www.rareminds.org/project/private-therapy/ 

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Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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A therapist for the last 15 years, offering an opportunity to consider one's therapy work. Based in Spain, working with therapists around the world.

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David Phipps
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