David Trussler

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Exeter, Devon, EX6
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

In my work as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, I help adults who are experiencing considerable difficulties with their feelings about themselves and in their relationships with others - particularly with partners, family and at work. These difficulties are often associated with a variety of psychological problems and negatively affect mental health, sometimes severely.  Anxiety, depression and feelings of low self worth are often the result of underlying problems. 

I provide clients with a safe therapeutic setting, offering a better understanding of self and of important relationships, using a psychodynamic approach. Initially, one or more consultation sessions help the client and myself think about whether this is a suitable approach for them and for the client to experience a little of what it will be like to work together. Therapy appointments are available in person and also online where this is appropriate.

I also work as a Career Coach, again with a psychodynamic perspective, helping individuals experiencing problems such as stuckness, boredom, anxiety and conflict within or because of their workplace.

My work with clients is confidential and is conducted within the ethical frameworks of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the British Psychotherapy Foundation and the University of Exeter. 

Please contact me by email here to arrange a brief conversation and discuss an initial psychotherapy appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctor of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Clinical Practice, University of Exeter. (in process)

MSc in Psychological Therapies, Practice and Research (Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic), University of Exeter. (2023)

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in training with NHS Psychotherapy Services, Livewell South West, Plymouth. (2021-2023)

Post Graduate Certificate in Career Management and Coaching, Birkbeck College, University of London. (2015)

MSc in Organisational Behaviour, Birkbeck College, University of London. (2003)

MBACP (Registered Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy); Registration number 403727.

ISPSO (International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations); Member.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I provide concessionary fees and currently have limited low fee training patient places.  

Exeter, Devon, EX6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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