Lisa David

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DipCouns Registered MBACP (Accredited) Adult ~ Parent ~ Teen
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Canterbury, Kent, CT4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Initially qualifying over twenty-one years ago with a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, followed by a Level 3 Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).  I have since worked with an enormous variety of people and numerous complex issues.

Contracted within local schools, I provide a service for all staff and students who range from 11 to 18 years of age and receive referrals from CAMHS (Child, Adolescent, Mental Health Services) and G.P. Surgeries.

I believe that the most important part of counselling is the relationship between myself and the client and offer them a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which they can unpack and explore the things that have brought them to counselling.

I am an Accredited and registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).  And as such, abide by their Ethical Framework and Good Practice.

Additionally, I am an Advanced Practitioner and use Clinical EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) as well as a qualified practitioner of Matrix Reimprinting, which uses EFT at a much deeper level.

EFT is a relatively new therapy, and one that I am extremely passionate about due to the success rate my clients have achieved across a wide range of issues, such as anger, anxiety, compulsions, depression, exam stress, fears, grief, guilt, insomnia, headaches, low self-esteem, migraines, nightmares, panic attacks, pain management, performance anxiety, physical aches and pains, PTSD, resentment, sadness, shame and sexual abuse.

The amazing thing about the use of EFT is the amount of sessions clients need in order to resolve issues.  “Peer Reviewed Medical Journals” on the effectiveness of EFT can be found at

Whilst a specific paper which presents data, supporting the fact, that even in severe PTSD cases 4 - 10 sessions are sufficient, can be found here...

If you would like to find out more about this amazing approach, you will find it here…

Are you a parent with a teenage child?

The teen years can be a difficult time for the young adolescents that are trying to navigate their way toward adulthood.  It can be even more difficult for a parent that wants the best for their child.

Through the work I carry out with adolescents, I have insight into the varied issues and how they affect our teens today. Stress, anxiety, depression and self-harm to name just a few.  With support for the children and numerous interventions for when parents get it wrong, there is a huge vacuum, where a positive structure of support for the parents who were at a loss for how to cope, is needed.  Whilst there’s certainly help “out there” from many valuable self-help sites, blogs and groups with parents sharing problems and advice.  It can be near impossible to sift through so much when parents are already struggling to keep their head above water.

Realising the lack of support for parents and drawing on my knowledge and years of experience in counselling children and their families, I have created a unique programme of support, which parents can complete in the comfort of their own home.

Collating the key components that build and maintain a Strong & Harmonious family, I have built a 10-week programme that builds from the ground up better understanding and provides coping strategies that empower struggling parents to create a family environment where relationships can flourish.

The “Positive Parenting a Teen” programme, combines a solid and tested structure which will help you better understand the relationship you have with your teenage child.

If you’d like to find out more about my “Positive Parenting a Teen” programme, you’ll find it at

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
  • CBT Level 3
  • Advanced Practitioner EFT
  • Matrix Reimprinting
  • Child Protection Training
  • Sand-Tray Work
  • Theta Healing
  • Emotion Code
  • Current Enhanced DBS Certificate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Test Anxiety
  • Shame/Guilt
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Assault/Rape

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

Availability Monday - Friday.  Afternoons & Early Evenings.

£60 - Initial Consultation for Ten-Week Parenting Programme (deducted from price of full programme)

£60 - One-hour Counselling Session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Thursday  Afternoons & Early Evenings

Further information

More recently, I have designed and created a solution-focused 10-week program called “Positive Parenting a Teen”, which I run for parents who need support.  For more information on this go to:

Canterbury, Kent, CT4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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