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About me

I offer a warm, approachable, non judgemental space which allows you to examine issues around self -esteem issues, every day issues around work, health and stress, relationships, anxiety, depression, self confidence, trauma, and stuck behavioural patterns.

My work is based in client centred therapy which allows the client to be right at the heart of their own healing and problem solving process.

I work from my own home, and from local therapy rooms in both Queens Park and Peckham, and am also happy to visit clients where appropriate.

I also have specific training and work consistently with clients on issues around addictive behaviours, and work with individuals and groups in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse and process addictions from sexual to shopping, gambling to internet addiction.

No problem is ever too small and it is often the ones that you feel embarrassed to bring to session that are the key to unlocking the problem.

Please feel free to contact me for an introductory chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling LSBU
Trained in group and individual therapy at the Addiction Recovery Agency Bristol and Kairos Community Trust in South London.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

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£60 per 60 min session with some spaces for reduced fee places for clients on low income.


I am flexible around day or evening appointments in both Queens Park and Peckham - please contact me to let me know your best times.

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

All sessions during social distancing are carried out via Skype, Zoom, Phone, or .WhatsApp. Please feel free to contact me to find the nature of how we can move forward. Very best David

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
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David Yates MSc BACP

David Yates MSc BACP