David K Smith MSc MBACP(Accred)
If you are having problems in your life, finding the space and time to understand them is often difficult. I can help with this, providing you a confidential place to talk through the things worrying you.
Everyone is unique; each person’s situation different. I will work with you, helping you to understand your feelings and thoughts about what is proving difficult. From this you will have the opportunity to look at things differently.
I can help you explore how you came to be who you are. Together we can find out what has influenced your life, the things you like and dislike about yourself. So that you can decide what you might want to change and how this might be done.
The counselling I provide will give you a safe place to do this.
I am a registered and accredited member of BACP and follow their ethical framework. I work in an integrative way, bringing ideas from attachment theory; transactional analysis and cognitive behavioural therapy into a person centred approach that will help you find a way of understanding yourself in a language that feels right for you.
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Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with people experiencing difficulties with their thoughts and feelings in many different situations. I am a highly qualified and experienced counsellor, working with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues.
I qualified as a counsellor in 2009 and started my Private Practice in 2011. Prior to this I had been working as a counsellor in a charitable agency supporting people with mental health issues.
In 2012 I was awarded an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Greenwich. During which I studied a number of different theories in great depth and produced a dissertation upon the meaning of insecurity.
Some of my experience comes from the 20 years of work I did with young single homeless people and those that try to help them. I worked in staff management positions from 1990 until 2007 and have a great deal of experience of coaching and motivating people to be the best they can at the things they are doing.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£40 per session.
I have appointment times available for clients during the day, in the evenings and at weekends.
My office has free parking nearby and is easily accessible by bus or on foot.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during the day and most evenings, my last appointment finishes at 21:20. I have some appointments available at weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|