D. Waller

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MA (Oxon), Pg Dip, MBACP, MFDAP,
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Woking, Surrey, GU22
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About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist specialising in eating disorder, addiction and trauma treatment. At my private practice, I provide 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 eclectic practitioner, meaning I draw upon 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, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa & binge eating disorder, and all forms of addiction, including substance abuse as well as process addictions such as gambling, pornography, sex, work, gaming etc. I also work with all forms of trauma and utilise a trauma-informed approach in my work.

I work with clients, on both a short and long term basis, in a safe and comfortable private practice setting in Old Woking, or online. 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.

Contact details:
Tel: 07470 357158
E-mail: davewcounselling@gmail.com

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)
  • The Voyage - 16 week Trauma Informed Training (Trauma Thrivers, 2023)
  • Working with Complex Trauma: Untangling Somatic Wounds (Trauma Solutions, 2023)
  • The Voyage - 2 Day Trauma-Aware workshop (Trauma Thrivers, 2022)
  • 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 an Advanced Practitioner with the Addiction Professionals network, and adhere to their ethical frameworks.


I have worked in the mental health field for over 10 years and started my private practice in 2016. Alongside this, I have also worked at The Priory's Lifeworks hospital in Woking for six years. During my time at Lifeworks, I occupied the roles of Senior Therapist and Eating Disorder Programme Lead, where I helped to deliver comprehensive programmes for eating disorder and addiction treatment, working with individuals, groups and family members.

I have previous experience in both private and community based settings in the addiction treatment field.

I have recently started working with Lou Lebentz's online Trauma Thrivers community, with whom I am looking to promote using a trauma-informed approach to mental health issues.

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.

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).

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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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£90.00 - £110.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

I charge £ 110 per session for Eating Disorders and £ 90 for all other sessions. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer both in person and remote sessions by telephone or Google Meet.

Further information

My private practice is located at my home in Old Woking. Free parking is available.

Woking, Surrey, GU22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet