Dave Waller MA (Oxon), Pg Dip, MBACP, MFDAP, Partner at The Practice
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, providing a safe, supportive and professional environment for people to explore their difficulties and ultimately make positive changes in their lives.
We all face challenges in life, whether it be moving away from destructive behaviours, learning to manage complex emotions, working through family or relationship issues or simply dealing with the varying and often conflicting demands everyday life can bring. I work with clients to help them identify their goals and move towards positive and sustainable solutions.
I am an integrative practitioner, drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches, which enables me to effectively meet the individual needs of the clients I work with. I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues, and have a specialist interest in eating disorders and all forms of addiction, including substance abuse as well as process addictions such as gambling, pornography, sex, work, gaming etc.
I work with clients, on both a short and long term basis, in a safe and comfortable private practice setting in Weybridge. If you would like to contact me to discuss how we might work together to resolve any issues you may be facing, please do so, in confidence, and we can arrange an initial meeting and assessment. From there, we can discuss how best to proceed. Having your issues heard in a non-judgmental environment is often vital for initiating the process of change.
Tel: 07470 357158
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
- Post Graduate Diploma with Distinction, Addiction Psychology and Counselling (London South Bank University, 2014)
- Post Graduate Certificate, Addiction Psychology and Counselling (London South Bank University, 2013)
- Attended Master Practitioner training course in Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders, 2017)
- Mindfulness for Wellbeing & Peak Performance (Monash University via FutureLearn, 2016)
- Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia (Kings College London via FutureLearn, 2016)
- MA (Oxon) Chemistry (University of Oxford, 1995)
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) and adhere to their ethical frameworks.
As well as my private practice, I work as a counsellor / therapist at an addiction and eating disorders treatment centre in Surrey, where I deliver a comprehensive treatment programme, working with individuals, groups and family members. I have previous experience in both private and community based settings, working with individuals who are struggling with addiction and other issues, as well as with family members, who also often need support.
As well as my work in this field, I am also able to draw on my considerable experience working as a commercial professional, during which I held a variety of senior management roles, working with and leading teams of people to achieve change and growth targets in industry.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Group therapy
I charge £ 60 per session.
My private practice is located at 126 Oatlands Drive in Weybridge, behind Oatlands Pharmacy.
A car park is located over the road from the practice and offers free parking after 6 pm.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available for evening and weekend appointments.
Types of client