David Rawson

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Leek, Staffordshire, ST13
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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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.

UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

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 £50 for a session and If you're unemployed or otherwise in need of a concession we can discuss that in the short introductory session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

Further information

My working space is at the back of the house and accessible in and out with an independent doorway. I’ve evolved a covid safe routine so can now work face to face again. Some times people still prefer to work online which I can do, but I think working in the same room with social distance is preferable.

Leek, Staffordshire, ST13

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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In person

I qualified in Transactional Analysis supervision many years ago. As I retired , students would not now be able to add the hours to a training log.

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David Rawson
David Rawson