David Seaman

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9BF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is David Seaman and I'm a qualified integrative counsellor and ​I have worked with individuals facing a range of issues including trauma, depression, loss, anxiety, abuse, addiction and managing relationships.

Childhood experiences form who we are in our adult relationships, we carry with us the traumas we experience in our lives, these can manifest themselves as psychological and physiological problems, we have to survive so we bury the unpleasant feelings, they are buried alive and want to get out, we suffer, experiencing anxiety, depression, mental and physical illness, the internal and external voices are overwhelming. Counselling is an opportunity to address these feelings, to sit with these emotions.

I know counselling can help because I have seen many individuals break the cycle. You can too. Every relationship in life is unique and that includes every counsellor/client relationship. If you are on this website then you are looking for someone to help facilitate change.

I believe you have the answers within, my role as counsellor is to help you find your genuine self, for you to gain control over your life and gain assertiveness, meaning you can make decisions that get your needs met, these are the changes that last.

There is not a one size fits all guide to personal growth and development, I do not believe in quick fixes or short cuts.

Seeing individuals grow and gain a genuine sense of identity brings me joy as a counsellor and is one of the reasons I love being one. I do not believe the counsellor role should be one that is authoritarian or directive, this is your journey.  I will be with you as we explore the past, present and future, in a safe place, where you will not be judged.

​Experience:   

  • Private practice in Ipswich since 2020.
  • Counsellor at Iceni in Ipswich for four and a half years.
  • Keyworker/Creative therapist at Focus 12 Rehab for two and a half years.
  • ​I'm a registered member of the BACP and follow their ethical guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Janina Fisher Complete Trauma Immersion Certificate PESI 2024
  • Transgenerational and Inherited Trauma Certificate PESI 2024
  • Bessel Van Der Kolk Body Keeps the Score Certificate PESI 2024
  • Working with the changing face of mental 
    health and cognition within the 
    workplace setting BACP Certificate 2024
  • British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Certificate of proficiency.
  • Integrative counselling and psychotherapy Diploma at University Campus Suffolk
  • MBACP 
  • Advanced Diploma in integrative counselling and psychotherapy, accredited by Middlesex University.
  • Have undergone training in remote counselling for telephone and online work.
  • I believe in regular continuing personal development (CPD), and that learning and personal development is essential for practising counsellors.

Member organisations

BACP
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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Photos & videos

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£50 = 50 minutes

£70 = 90 minutes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My counselling room is 24hrs so am able to be flexible

Further information

Basepoint business centre has a reception area where there is coffee, vending machines and a comfortable seating area, this can be utilized by clients, if required, before/after face to face counselling sessions. The building has free parking (up to 60 minutes) and is just off the A14, it is also not in the town centre which makes the location more discreet.

I have my own counselling room which is available 24hrs a day so am often able to be flexible with hours when required.

Basepoint Centre, 70-72 The Havens, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9BF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
David Seaman
David Seaman