David Rawson CTA

David Rawson CTA


07747 021168

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07747 021168

About me

I've retired from a 27yr professional career as clinical director of an NHS funded, residential therapeutic community, and have achieved successful outcomes with many deeply troubled people.

I was a trainer and supervisor of student therapists for many years, but now prefer to focus on the work I've always found most satisfying, which is the growth and personal development of my clients.

I'm not ready yet to put away the skills and knowledge acquired so far, so I've continued to work with clients in private practice who are much more capable and motivated, and can still benefit from my hard won experience.

Clients find in me a gentle and sympathetic listener and my role as a therapist is to facilitate problem solving, personal growth and self knowledge. The direction of travel in therapy is always towards psychological health and clarity.

Psychotherapy was my main qualification, and I also include creative work, especially painting and role play, which are among the many skills I've learned for the exploration of problems and confusions when words just won't come. Clients may well be invited but never expected to participate in creative work.

I work from a comfortable room in my home that's dedicated to therapy and separate from my private living space.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications are; BA Hons (Modern Studies) 1976; Post Graduate Teaching Certificate 1979; Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) 1998 Zurich.

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I offer a short, no strings, introductory session of about 30mins with no charge. This is so that we can check each other out and you can ask questions about what to expect. Also I can make an assessment of whether it looks like I can be helpful.

After that I charge £46 for a therapeutic hour and £56 for a one and a half hour session involving creative work, usually painting. If you're unemployed or otherwise in need of a concession we can discuss that in the short introductory session.

Like most therapists and counsellors I have to charge for missed sessions, although I'll make exceptions for illness and other serious circumstances if I get 24hrs notice.

A group therapy session lasts for two and a half hours and individual fees for inclusion are £46 per session.

Maps & Directions

Leek, ST13

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I'm available Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 4pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme