Naomi David

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MBACP (Accred) Fresh Thoughts Counselling
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Yeovil BA21 & Poundbury, Dorchester DT1
No current availability
No current availability

This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

PLEASE NOTE - I am full, but if you like the sound of how I work, I have a team of therapists who I can connect you to. 

People come to counselling for many reasons; some find this process daunting and others know what it is that they want to share. I work with a variety of presenting issues but we can also work together if you aren't sure what your problems are.

I am an experienced & Accredited Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor, with clinics in the Yeovil/Sherborne and Poundbury/Dorchester area. I offer a flexible appointment system across the day. However, I cannot offer sessions on weekends due to delivering training.

FRESH THOUGHTS COUNSELLING is my business, I have connected with a team of qualified & experienced therapists who are keen to help when my availability is limited. 

Please specify your preferred location for therapy.

I offer therapy aimed at your own personal needs in a confidential and safe environment, where we can work together in a non-judgemental and respectful way allowing you the time needed for you to explore your own emotions and thoughts.

I work with the purpose of "working with the whole person". Therefore, I offer what is wanted, relevant and mutually agreed with you.

I work with adults, children and young people. I have a vast amount of experience of working with staff from the Ambulance, Police & Fire Services, War Veterans and people with learning difficulties. Some of the areas I work with are: PTSD, trauma, anxiety, general anxiety disorder, depression, post natal depression, eating disorders, feeling sad, relationship issues, bipolar, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), family issues and bereavement.

*Please contact me for further information or your FREE 30 min initial telephone meeting*

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling & Psychology Qualifications:

  • CCTP I & II (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional)
  • CPCAB Level 6 Clinical Supervision
  • Certified Couples counselling therapist - Accredited COSRT
  • EFT Practitioner (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner
  • BACP approved certificate "Working with Children & Young People"
  • Safeguarding Children Level 1, 2 and Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PC - L5)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC - L4)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills & Studies (CSK - L2) (CST- L3)
  • REWIND Trauma Technique
  • Mindfulness (MBSR)
  • Bsc (Hons) Psychology & Counselling

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

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£60.00 - £140.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I offer my individual sessions on a sliding scale; £60 - £75. 

I offer my work with couples at a rate of £110 for an hour & £140 for 1.5 hour sessions.

I have some availability for concession rates and I keep these free for students, young people and those who need help financially.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available to come out to your place of work, in the event of an organisational issue (e.g. staff bereavement), at a cost for 1 day plus travel. 

Further information

I offer a variety of techniques in my work, including Rewind, Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis and CBT. However, my main focus is you, the client, and to you I offer myself and my person centred skills. You remain at the heart of our sessions.

Yeovil, Somerset, BA21

Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Disabled access & facilities for both locations.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I have been counselling for over 10years; within the NHS, Education and Private Practice. I aim to support you to become the best therapist you can.

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Naomi David
Naomi David