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David Rawson CTA

Leek, Staffordshire, ST13
07747 021168 07747 021168 Registered / Accredited

About me

I'm retired from a 27yr career as therapy director of an NHS funded, residential therapeutic project. So I'm very experienced and now offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy to clients in private practice, helping with the kinds of problems that can arise in anyone's life. For instance, bereavement or a relationship breakdown can feel overwhelming and there is no need to be embarrassed about seeking help.

Some clients are mainly interested in their own personal growth and I'm happy to work with that as a goal. I believe learning and growing is a lifelong project. None of us are fully realized people even in old age.

I have a special interest in issues arising from anxiety and stress of all kinds at work and contribute to Employee Assistance Programs sponsored by client's employers.

Mindfulness meditation is something I do for myself and also teach.

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 all about problem solving and personal growth.

Clients find in me a gentle and sympathetic listener and my role as a therapist/counsellor is to help and guide towards psychological health and clarity.

I work from a comfortable room in my home that's dedicated to counselling and therapy.

It's hard to make that first step when you're feeling vulnerable and confused, I understand that and do my best to make it as easy and comfortable as possible to get started.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKATA

UK Association for Transactional Analysis

UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

I offer a short introductory session of about 30mins with no charge. This is so that you can ask questions about what to expect and I can ask some basic questions about the problems you might be facing.

After that I charge £46 for an hour and If you're unemployed or otherwise in need of a concession we can discuss that in the short introductory session.

Leek
Staffordshire
ST13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

mostly normal office hours but I can be flexible depending on what’s needed.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
David Rawson CTA

David Rawson CTA