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About me

Counselling with me

I believe in the healing and transformative power of counselling and want to provide a sanctuary for any who might benefit from it.

You are the expert. My role as counsellor is to help light the way as we help you to connect with the best version of yourself.

About me

My counselling journey began early in life. Ever since I was young, I felt like I did not fit in, that I stood apart from the rest of the world. I found my teenage years challenging as I desperately wanted to find my place, where I could become the person I was meant to be.

Through therapy, and meeting like-minded individuals, I came to recognise that I needn't change to fit the world; in fact, my difficulties came from me suppressing my true self. Once I came to understand myself, I felt like I had come alive.

In my spare time, I enjoy creative pursuits, losing (and sometimes, finding!) myself in fictional worlds, and spending time with my dog, Zelda.

How I work

I believe in shaping counselling relationships unique to each client and their needs. Every person is unique, and only by acknowledging our differences can we truly bring our vision of others into sharp focus.

I work to a high professional standard but believe therapy needn't be intimidating. Learning more about ourselves and making positive steps can be rewarding and I aim to make counselling something to be proud of.

My approach

As an integrative counsellor I work with several approaches to create a counselling experience suited to my clients and their needs.

By being seen and heard in a safe environment, we can open the door for you to embrace your inner self and to show it to the world.

My experience and qualifications

I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I have worked in a secondary school with many young people and I undertake additional training throughout the year.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • London South East Colleges: Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • London South East Colleges: Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • London South East Colleges: Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

London
SE18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS checked

I can not offer step-free access to my counselling room, but I am happy to work with you via online or phone.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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David Sullivan Dip.Couns MBACP

David Sullivan Dip.Couns MBACP