David Webster Reg. MBACP
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and registered member of the British Association Of Counselling And Psychotherapy working in Beckenham and South London.
If you are feeling troubled or have concerns about what is happening in your life, please feel free to contact me to discuss how I can help and to make an initial appointment.
Many of us experience distress and difficulties within our lives and this can often leave us feeling alone and unable to cope with the issues that we face. It is at times like these that counselling can help us.
Talking to a qualified professional in a non-judgemental, confidential environment can be very helpful as we explore these difficulties, and by understanding why we feel as we do, we may start to find our own answers.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold both a Certificate and a Higher Professional Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling.
I have undertaken additional training including to increase my knowledge and understanding of:
- Anger Issues
- Art Therapy Skills
- Client Assessment
- Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Drama Therapy
- Grooming & Manipulation
- Mental Health Issues
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep & Dreaming
- Women in Danger
- Working with Abuse
- Working with Trauma
- Working with clients with Autism or Asperger syndrome
- Working Creatively
- Working with Existential Uncertainty
I also attend regular and on-going continued personal and professional development through workshops, courses and personal therapy.
I have professional membership with the BACP and am on their professional register. I abide by the BACP code of ethics and practice and receive regular supervision for my client work, ensuring that I am always working for your benefit and with your safety in mind.
I have experience working with young adults within a number of school settings including 3 years as a member of the counselling service at the Brit school in Croydon.
I currently also work with a community based counselling project in Greenwich, the Deborah Ubee Trust, working with clients of all ages and a wide range of issues
I have full Professional and Public Liability Insurance and I hold current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (previously known as enhanced CRB clearance) .
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £30 for an initial introductory or assessment session, thereafter my standard fee is £55 for individual clients attending a 50 minute session.
There is easy access to public transport:
Clock House station (2 minutes walk) - Trains service London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street, London Bridge and Hayes.
Kent House station (5 minutes walk) - Trains travel regularly between London Victoria and Orpington.
Beckenham Road tram stop (2 minute walk) - Trams run between Beckenham Junction and Croydon with interchanges for Elmers End, New Addington and Wimbledon.
Bus Services 194, 227, 354, 358 stop close by and parking is available in the surrounding area.