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BSc (Hons). Finding you therapy. Integrative Counsellor BACP

About me

Hi, my name is David. It takes a great deal of courage to make the first step towards having counselling. Life can be complex and we all hit points where we really can't see the woods through the trees, I can help you to work through this out in a safe and comfortable setting, that is non-judgemental and confidential.

When I trained I wanted to learn many of the theories as everybody is very different and whilst one theory might work for one person it may not suit another. I am an Integrative counsellor which means I am qualified and experienced in various theories allowing me to find one that works for you, including CBT, solution focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy and mindfulness techniques. The methods above are tools to bring awareness and enabling insight to make positive changes within your life.

I have a calm and down to earth manner, ensuring that you are in an environment  where you can feel relaxed and listened too.  We will work together to explore perspectives, beliefs and options, depending on what you bring to counselling.

I believe that we all have a deep need to be understood and validated for who we truly are. The feeling that another human being gets it, is a feeling that is all too rare. Without it, our lives can become overwhelming, unfulfilling, frustrating and painful. It can be enormously helpful to share your thoughts and feelings with someone who is able to safely contain your emotions, and together process what you are going through. 

I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, anger, grief, work related stress and low self esteem.  My work is very rewarding, helping clients to identify feelings and understand what those feelings are trying to say, as many clients are unaware of feelings and how to express them in a healthy way, causing loneliness, anger, frustration, relationship issues and depression. 

I offer a free 20 minute zoom or telephone session which will give you the opportunity to ask any questions. This is also an opportunity to meet each other and to find out if counselling is something that I could help you with. 

I am fully insured by a professional and public insurance. I am also DBS registered and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Giving you the assurance and peace of mind that the service I provide is ethical, responsible and professional. 

My services include:

All sessions are 50 minutes long. I offer face to face sessions in a comfortable and quiet setting. I also offer Video sessions on the Zoom platform. 

Payments are paid through bank transfer or cash.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a number of years experience in working with clients who display anxiety, low self worth, shame, grief, addiction and relationship issues.

I am currently counselling clients at the Delamere centre at Halton hospital and have volunteered at Night stop community services in widnes. I also spent 3 years at samaritans as a listening volunteer. 

Being real and authentic with another person can be extremely scary. However, gradually sharing your true feelings with a trusted person can be the beginnings of finding out who you truly are. This can be a difficult journey of self discovery but one of most valuable and beautiful things you will ever do for yourself.

  • Bsc (Hons) degree in relationships and grief therapy
  • FdSc Foundation degree in integrative counselling
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling
  • Level 2 Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Online & Telephone Counselling certificate

Member organisations


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.

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£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per session 

£30 per session (student counsellors)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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I offer online sessions (zoom) for clients who need wheelchair access, as currently I cannot provide wheelchair access to my therapy room.

Online platforms