David Sherborn-Hoare

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Dip Couns, MNCS (acc),
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 0LB
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About me

Counselling is for everyone.  I practice as both Counsellor and Psychotherapist using what is generally known as an integrative model combining elements of both Person-Centred, Gestalt and Psychodynamic theory and practice.  

I work with clients on a range of issues that have been affecting their quality of life, including anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues, anger management, work related problems and a range of other challenges that life has presented to them. 

I have a specialist training in couples counselling from the Centre for Relational Couples Therapy.

I provide confidential discrete support for Celebrity and High Profile individuals and their families.

I provide support for all those in need and provide affordable counselling for the low and unwaged through concessionary rates.  Do give me a call on 07702155267 for an informal chat.

My website (www.cheltenhamcounsellor.co.uk) illustrates some of the more common issues that arise during my work including anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder, depression and relationship issues.  I have worked with a wide variety of problems that, in addition, include, family issues, abuse, affairs and betrayals, separation and divorce, anger management, bereavement, low self esteem, attachment disorder and other emotional challenges which can also be referred to on my website.

My work is based on forming a close professional therapeutic relationship with you from which to explore whatever it is that is affecting your quality of life.  This relationship is based upon a foundation of mutual trust from which you can explore your life past and present. My hope is that together we shall enable you to become the person you truly want, and were born, to be.

I have a quiet discrete counselling room in Cheltenham with parking and close to bus routes which can be reached within 35 minutes, by car, from most parts of Gloucestershire including Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Newent, Tewkesbury, Winchcombe, and Cirencester.

Counselling is for everyone. I believe in that truth and in the neurobiological, proven, effectiveness of the power of the therapeutic relationship to enhance the quality of a life and relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a level 5 diploma in Counselling from the University of Gloucestershire.  I have qualified and subsequently practiced with Network Counselling and Training before starting my own practice in Leckhampton Cheltenham.

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.

I am a Couples Counsellor and trained and qualified through the Centre for Relational Couples Therapy in Bath.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a trained Couples Counsellor through the specialist training provided by the Bath centre for Relational Couples Therapy.


£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My individual session rate is £60/50 minute session.  The therapy is based on weekly sessions of 50 minutes.

I offer a discounted rate to the low and unwaged.

The fee for couples counselling is £80/60 minute session.  

The fee for Celebrity and High profile work is agreed individually and specifically.

I offer initial interviews before formally commencing therapy if potential clients find that helpful for which I make a charge of £60 for individuals (reduced for the low and unwaged) or £80 for couples which is payable only if you decide to proceed.

I would discuss and aim to agree fees with you during the initial interview (or first session) and also the initial duration of the therapy after which we would carry ongoing reviews of the work.

For more detailed information please visit my website: www.cheltenhamcounsellor.co.uk.

When I work

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I am available to see clients between 8.30am and 7.00pm on most weekdays.  Simply call 07702155267 or text or e-mail david@cheltenhamcounsellor.co.uk to establish availability

2 Pickering Road, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 0LB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

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