David Phipps - SKYPE Therapy
Why Skype therapy instead of face to face therapy?
I have offered Skype therapy for a number of years and it definitely works and has many benefits. Firstly Skype therapy in my experience does not impact on the connection and depth of relating between myself and my clients.
Through using Skype with my clients I have found that they can somewhat feel alleviated from anxiety and develop a freedom to speak more freely in sessions.
The clients I speak with have told me how helpful it is to speak in their own home or work place and at a time convenient to them during their hectic weeks.
In particular clients with health and physical limitations, meaning travelling is a difficulty, have conveyed how therapy would not have been an option without being able to use Skype. It really has made the difference to peoples lives.
Therefore Skype therapy for me is an incredibly convenient and helpful way to bring about change and to feel understood during a difficult time in one's life.
How we will speak
Sessions are online via Skype and entail speaking for 50 minutes, at an agreed time and day. I am flexible and do accommodate clients changing weekly schedules, but it is customary to speak once a week or sometimes fortnightly.
I offer open ended therapy, which means having no fixed number of sessions, as well as offering short term therapy, which means having between 8 and 24 sessions and focusing on a particular issue.
To discuss the way in which you would like to work please contact me via email to arrange an assessment session. The initial asseasment session is an opportunity to see how using Skype feels and to start to become more familiar with each other.
On the day of your session I shall be waiting ready for your call at our agreed time.
My way of working
I have developed what is called an Integrative approach, which means I draw on various models of therapy to support people cope with difficult feelings and make changes in their lives. My integrative approach has at it's centre the building of a safe and supportive relationship, incorporating Psychodynamic, Person Centred and elements of Mindfulness models.
I have worked for over 10 years as a therapist. Being accredited means I have reached a high standard of proficiency according to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am highly experienced in offering supportive and exploratory therapy addressing Depression, Anxiety and Relationship concerns.
My experience is rich and diverse, with currently working in the NHS and privately. Previously I have worked for charity organisations, private hospitals and holistic therapy centres as a therapist. I live and work in Spain, so therefore have a cross cultural experience, which I find invaluable in doing my work.
My locations registered on this website, are premises I know personally and were chosen as it is a requirement to have locations in order to register on the website.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling for Depression Practitioner training, NICE Recommended Treatment for Depression. (Enables eligibility for Senior Status within the BACP)
- Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling, PgDip (MSc Level, 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
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have expertise in cross cultural experiences, this being both personal and professional. Therefore difficutlies and concerns relating to migration, Brexit and identity are other issues I can support people with.
How to pay
All sessions need to be paid for unless I am ill or on annual leave. I am flexible and can find an alternative time for a session if you can not talk at your scheduled time, however, it has to fall within the week of the scheduled session.
I am currently taking payment via bank transfer and I shall share these details with you after agreeing your assessment session as this shall need to be paid for up front. For ongoing sessions I invoice clients at the end of the month for all sessions in that particular month.
My Assessment session fee is £35. An assessment session is an opportunity to discuss what is bringing you to therapy, your life experience so far and what you want to be different.
Ongoing therapy appointments
My therapy session fee is £50, but I do offer some reduced fee places in my practice, which can be discussed when initially making 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.
Please click here to send me an email for more information, or to arrange an assessment.
"I have appreciated your patience and sensitive understanding"
"By talking I have learned that I am good enough and do not have to be harsh on myself"
"I have found you open minded to my experience"
"I was doubtful of Skype therapy, but through taking the leap of faith, I have really felt the benefit of talking with you and am looking forward to getting on with my life".
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Monday to Saturday and am flexible.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|