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)
- Master Practitioner training course in Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders, 2017)
- Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA) core workshop (Priory Group, 2018)
- Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa (Kings College London, 2019)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills workshop (Blueskies/UKAT, 2016)
- How to do counselling online: A coronavirus primer (Open University and BACP, 2020)
- 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.
Alongside my private practice, I am the Eating Disorder Lead at a private addiction and eating disorder treatment centre in Surrey, where I help to 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 time I held a variety of senior management roles, working with and leading teams of people to achieve change and growth targets in industry.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am available for evening and weekend appointments as well as by telephone, Skype or Zoom.
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.