David Reay MSc, BSc (Hons), PGDip.
Tyne And Wear
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
My Experience as a Psychotherapist
Hello! My name is David and I am work as a psychotherapist in both the NHS and private practice in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland.
I have worked in secondary care mental health services within the NHS for over twenty years now, offering therapy to individuals and groups using an integrative theoretical approach. The nature of this work involves assessment and treatment with individuals suffering a wide range of mental health difficulties, from those that are mild to those that are extremely severe and disabling. The remit of my NHS role is to enable the establishment of helpful and supportive working relationships in order that understanding, increased awareness, and meaningful engagement in life and relationships can be forthcoming.
As well as the direct clinical work I also have over twenty years of experience in facilitating personal and professional development in staff colleagues via clinical supervision, case discussion Balint-style groups, consultancy, and teaching. These occur within the remit of ongoing professional requirements for clinical supervision, and education for various professional groups, both qualified and in training, within existing NHS structures (e.g. MRCPsych training for junior doctors, clinical and counselling psychology trainees, and nursing and OT staff).
I am registered with the UKCP as an Integrative Psychotherapist and have been continuously since 2004. I am also a qualified practitioner of Cognitive-Analytic Therapy (CAT) and I am a practitioner member of ACAT, the governing body of CAT in the UK.
How Therapy Can Help ...
One of the most important initial considerations when seeking therapy is feeling able to trust, relate and communicate with the therapist, and feeling heard and understood. Indeed being able to make a success of therapy depends on these factors continuing as the process of therapy proceeds. As a therapist I seek to establish and maintain honest and robust communication so that the therapy can start on strong and stable foundations.
The focus of my clinical practice is in using the relationship between therapist and client to help the person achieve understanding and address the difficulties they are struggling with. I enjoy working with individuals seeking help in the hope that together we can achieve some meaningful changes in their lives, and in doing so I work in a fundamentally collaborative manner. I see people as having their own histories, experiences and resources, and I work holistically in a manner that takes these into account as a fundamental aspect of the work of therapy.
Availability and Fees
I am currently able to work with individuals on either a long-term and a short-term basis in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland on a Tuesday morning and afternoon, a Wednesday evening, and a Thursday evening. The cost per session is £55.00 for Sunderland and £60.00 for Newcastle, and the difference in price reflects differing cost overheads in providing the sessions. There is ample parking at both venues, and also local transport links are good with the metro rail network close to both.
What to expect if you wish to make contact ...
I always suggest having a discussion by telephone prior to meeting and this can allow you to ask questions, and decide if you feel I might be someone you might potentially be able to work with. At this point I will ask you about the issues you are seeking help with, and I will discuss with you if I feel I am able to be of help, or if not I would potentially suggest an alternative model of therapy to pursue.
Thanks for taking the time to read through my profile and hopefully I can be of help if you feel you would like to make contact. I look forward to hearing from you in this respect, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in possibly working together, or if you would like to discuss things more generally. Please either send an e-mail or you can give me a call on 07515-564961.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons): Occupational Therapy: July 1996
- MSc: Integrative Psychotherapy: July 2004
- Diploma in Psychotherapy: July 2004
- CAT Practitioner: Diploma: October 2014
- PGDip: CAT Practitioner: December 2014
UKCP Registration Date: 14/09/2004
CAT Practitioner Registration Date: 10/10/2014
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£55.00 per session: Sunderland
£60.00 per session: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday morning and afternoon, a Wednesday evening, and a Thursday evening. Other times can be considered via discussion.
Types of client