David Whittingham HPDip. RegMBACP

David Whittingham HPDip. RegMBACP

The Selsdon Park Medical Practice
95-97 Addington Road
South Croydon

Lenta Space
175-177 Borough High Street

07508 278 505

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About me

I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and a registered member with British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). My work in counselling is to ensure that I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for my clients to talk through and explore their problems. I work in a non-directive way, which means that my client is at the centre of the therapy and is free to explore their thoughts and feelings, with me supporting them along the way.

My work includes one to one therapy, dealing with a broad range of issues that clients may present. Working together we can identify your sense of negative thinking and feelings,  bringing clarity to a confused and distressing way of being and allow for space to feel less overwhelmed by our problems.

Confidentiality is a critical element of working with my clients; at all times your anonymity will be respected by me. This is a key component to the work that I do in counselling and is encompassed within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, to which I adhere to.

As a registered member with the BACP it is important that I attend regular Supervision, which is an essential part of working as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist and underpins my work to ensure that I work safely, effectively and ethically. All client work discussed in supervision will also adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling professions and is subject to the Confidential agreement which is consistent with my clients.

With all my clients I can offer short or long-term psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Lewisham Counselling & Counsellor Training Associates (LC&CTA) and gained a Higher Professional Diploma level 5, Distinction in Person-Centered Counselling & Psychotherapy. Over the last 3 years I have added to this core training by attending Continued Professional Development (CPD) training such: Loss & Bereavement, Self-Harm, Working with clients on the Autism Spectrum, Rape and Sexual Support workshop, Anger Expression workshop, Substance Misuse, Adult Safeguarding & Child Safeguarding.

I also currently work in a voluntary capacity, providing counselling to clients aged 14-25. Working with such issues as Self-harm, Anxiety, Depression, Suicidal ideation and Panic disorder; in addition to this I also work with clients who are on the Autistic spectrum or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This will also include Aspergers and clients who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). With all the clients that I see my work is to bring a sense of understanding and compassion which may provide reassurance to my clients, enabling them to have a greater sense of awareness, acceptance and empowerment.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Autism Syndrome Disorder (ASD)

Therapies offered


Initial Consultation £25.

Sessions are charged at £50.

Concessions on Request.

Maps & Directions

South Croydon, CR2 8LG
London, SE1 1HR

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults