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Hi, I'm Dave and I work as a fully qualified person-centred Counsellor supporting both adults and adolescents. I strongly believe that we can all access change and that we all have the capacity to find a way forward if we are supported and guided appropriately. This is where a therapeutic relationship with a Counsellor can help, with the outcome often life-changing and life-affirming.
My approach is considered and thoughtful, whilst relevant to the ever changing world around us. I consider my process to be real and to the point, holding the core values of mutual trust and respect at the forefront. This enables me to forge a therapeutic relationship with my clients which guides them gently towards self-reflection and empowers them with the understanding and tools to access personal change and inspire growth.
I was born and raised in North London during a time in which mental health was rarely spoken about or acknowledged, and for the past 20 years I have worked alongside a number of Local Authorities in providing Alternative Education solutions for excluded pupils and individuals who have struggled to feel like they "fit in". This has gifted me real insight into how many of us can struggle with our mental wellbeing and the impact that this can have on our day to day experiences.
I created and designed a number of programmes and interventions to empower and assist young people in meeting their full potential, with a focus on developing their understanding of the importance of their own emotional wellness.
I continue to work in local schools as a Visiting Counsellor, in addition to providing Consultancy in connection with Wellbeing and Mental Health and promoting understanding of the links between this and negative behaviour.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPBAC Counselling Skills Level 1 and 2.
- CPBAC Counselling Studies Level 3.
- CPBAC Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling.
- Volunteer at Hertfordshire MIND Network
- 20+ years experience in supporting adolescents within Alternative Education provisions.
- Currently working across Herts/Beds/Bucks and North London supporting schools and local authorities.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Finding a Counsellor that you are comfortable with can sometimes feel challenging. For this reason I offer a free 15 minute initial telephone consultation.
Session rate £50. 00 for a 50 minute session
When I work
I operate a flexible calendar which includes early and late appointments on weekdays in addition to daytime weekends.
Please do get in touch for more information on my current availability.
I work to support both adults and adolescents individually on a short or longer term basis.
My approach is guided by the needs of the client and for this reason I am happy to be able to offer face-to-face appointments in a comfortable and private space in HP3, in addition to remote sessions online or over the telephone for those who would prefer to access the support in this way.
All sessions are 50 minutes in duration.