David Whelton MBACP (Accred) & Registered: Counsellor & Supervisor
Contact details: 0775 2124 178 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist based in the Staffordshire Moorlands where I offer a professional, caring, confidential & supportive counselling service.My experience is extensive in working with adults, couples and young people covering a wide range of issues.
Counselling offers individuals opportunities to talk through any difficulties (past or present) that you may be experiencing; you can explore your concerns, feelings or thoughts in a safe and supportive environment. I offer a non-judgemental, emphatic service where I genuinely strive to empower my clients. My philosophy is not to give you advice or tell you what to do but rather to work with you in what brought you to counselling.
I'm an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) where I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have regular supervision to ensure my counselling practice is to a high standard. I have Professional Civil Liability Insurance.
I offer short and long term counselling depending upon your needs and requirements.
My counselling practice is provided in my home which is conveniently placed in Leek Staffordshire and is approximately 400 meter's away from the local bus station. If attending by car there is ample parking in the surrounding area.
My counselling service is also accessible for nearby Cheshire and Derbyshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Certificate of Counselling in Supervision & Therapeutic Relationships, Salford University (2011)
- Advance Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Counselling, Manchester College (2008)
- Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Counselling, Manchester College (2006)
- Advance Certificate in Counselling Skills, Stockport College (2000)
- Certificate in Education, Stockport College (1995)
- Further & Adult Teaching Certificate, Stockport College (1993)
- B.A. (Hons;) Psychology, Open University (1991)
Continuing Personal Development (CPD)
I continue to update my knowledge & skills by attending ongoing CPD courses, most recent are listed below:
Shameless: Working with Shame and Guilt in Counselling' (2015)
The Fast Trauma and Phobia Cure (2015)
Introduction to Systemic Practice (2015)
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Skills (2014)
Hypnotherapy for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (2014)
Trauma & the Body: Dissociation & Somatisation
Since 2006 I have been working as a counsellor initially at a hospice followed by a charity working with Loss, Bereavement and Life Changing Illness in addition to working in private practice. I also work for several companies on their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
I'm also an interdependent supervisor of counsellors and trainee counsellors.
Other work experience
I have planned & delivered many courses on behalf of a Further Education College including developing confidence and assertiveness skills, counselling skills, loss and bereavement and introduction to psychology courses.
I have also planned and delivered mentoring courses for voluntary organisations.
I have worked for over 15 years in Social Care in a number of roles working with adults with varying disabilities including physical disability, learning disabilities, adults with a sensory impairment and individuals experiencing mental health issues.
Another role I had involved working as an Activities Organiser and trainer for two years for a Head Injury Unit with Adults and young people.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Inner Child Work.
Working with Managers/Executives/Board members/ Line Managers (individual support via a counselling/coaching approach).
Initial consultation is free and last around 30 minutes which provides an opportunity to explore whether counselling is for you and enables both of us to see if we are able to work with each other. If you decide to move forward and engage in the counselling process a mutual counselling appointment would then be made.
Counselling session (50 minutes) face to face £35.00
Student counselling rates (50 minutes) £25.00
(depends upon individual circumstances)
Couple counselling (1 hour) £55.00
Supervision of counsellors (1 hour) £30.00
Student counsellors (1 hour) £25.00
(depends upon individual circumstances)
EAP's, Insurance companies and organisations:
Counselling (50 minutes) £40.00
Supervision (1 hour) £50.00
I offer a flexible counselling service where appointments can be arranged to suit your needs:
9.00am-9.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am to 5.00pm Saturday
Early morning appointments and appointments at other times are possible but may incur an additional charge.
Home visits can be arranged providing certain conditions are met, please contact me for further details and cost.
If you have any queries or require additional information please phone or email. I shall look forward in hearing from you.
Please telephone 0775 2124 178 or email me on:
Training available tailored to your developmental needs for individual's and teams.
Coaching available, please contact me for further details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Supervisor David Whelton BA (Hon), MBACP Accredited & Registered .View supervision profile