Shining Light Counselling
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My name is David.
I am a level 4 counsellor; I have trained for 4 years and I am qualified and registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy). I work within an ethical framework, building a professional relationship within the counselling room where we can work together. I have my own practice and provide a safe and confidential environment.
I am an integrative counsellor which means that I use a person centred approach, integrating a variety of specific therapies in addition to addressing social and spiritual aspects. This allows you to explore your own conscious thoughts and find answers that will unlock the underlying difficulties you are experiencing and move forward with a better understanding of yourself.
I have had a lot of experience with the Richmond project and Cruse, this has given me invaluable experience and knowledge of loss, grief, bereavement, separation anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, self-harm, trauma and feelings of guilt, shame, and worthlessness.
I appreciate that choosing the right counsellor can be difficult, one size certainly does not fit all, and it is critical that you feel completely at ease with your choice. That is why I encourage you to contact me for an informal discussion.my
Training, qualifications & experience
- NSCF cache L2 In counselling skills.
- NSCF cache L2 In understanding children and young people's mental health.
- NSCF cache L3 In counselling.
- CPCAB L4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling.
- I'm a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- The foundation for infant loss Training.
- The foundation for infant loss in assisting clients with subsequent pregnancy after loss.
- Cruse awareness in bereavement care.
- Creative Art therapy, colour and sand tray.
- Spiritual awareness.
- Safeguarding adults.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Fees are £40 per session - sessions lasting 50 minutes.
Concessions available for key workers and students.
When I work
I have flexible working hours to suit your needs
I'm registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy).
What does this mean for you?
- It means I have met the BACP's standards of registration
- I have regular supervision, with a qualified supervisor, ensuring my practice is ethical and follows good practice guidelines laid down by the BACP
- I am committed to my continual professional development
- I adhere to the BACP's ethical framework
- I am fully insured with a liability insurance.