David Sherborn-Hoare Dip Couns, MNCS (acc), MBACP (reg).

David Sherborn-Hoare Dip Couns, MNCS (acc), MBACP (reg).

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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 and Psychodynamic theory and practice.  

I have worked with a variety of clients, male and female, young to old, 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 my clients.  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 refered 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 off street 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 in enhancing the quality of a life.

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 and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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I have a range of fees depending on an individuals circumstances; for example I offer significantly discounted rates for the low and unwaged.  My full rate is based on £40/hour.  The therapy is based on weekly sessions of 1 hour.

I offer initial interviews before formally commencing therapy if potential clients find that helpful for which I make a charge of £20 (reduced for the low and unwaged).

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 out a review.

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

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Cheltenham, GL53

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available to see clients between 8.30am and 7.00pm on weekdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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