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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)

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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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

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

When I work

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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