David Solomon MA MBACP(Accred)
24 Southport Road
I have worked as a therapist and coach since 1994, after ten years working as a volunteer telephone contact for an adoption charity. After getting an MA in Counselling, I qualified as a Master Practitioner of NLP, and gained my BACP Accredited Status as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. So I have a wealth of training and experience, and walk my talk. The list of things I can help with is too long to put here, but to give you some idea I have helped recent clients with:
- relationship issues, including family, workplace and intimate
- panic attacks, fearfulness and feelings of inadequacy
- the loss of someone close to them though separation or bereavement
- disappointment, sadness and meaninglessness in life
- stress, anxiety and relaxation training
- preparation for interviews and presentations
- phobias and traumas.
I have lots of experience as a client, too, which certainly has helped me appreciate the difficulties of finding a therapist, making that first appointment, and what its like in the other chair!
There are times when we all feel worried, anxious, inadequate, stressed, fearful or depressed, no matter what our position is in life, or our age and experience.
Often we believe we know why we feel as we do, but even that makes little difference to how we feel, how we cope. Come and talk with me, and we can discuss how we might work, in your individual circumstances.
New clients are usually advised to commit to six sessions, because it is my experience you will feel very much better in that time. I am well used to working within a six session “budget” (which will cost between £180 and £360 for the six). Once you have talked things over with me at your first appointment, if you then decide that what I offer is just not for you, there will be no charge at all, and any payment that you have made will be refunded.
The work I do is based on a deep respect for others, a deep willingness to experience and understand what you are feeling as a valid reaction to what is going on in your life, and the willingness to work hard with you in an open, real and honest way. This approach, known as person-centred or client centred,matches my own personal values.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (Liverpool JMU)
INLPTA Diploma and Practitioner Certificate in NLP (Excellence for All)
Master of Arts in Counselling (Liverpool JMU)
INLPTA Master Practitioner of NLP (Excellence for All)
Postgraduate Diploma in the Psychology of Human Potential (Liverpool JMU)
Bachelor of Science (CNAA: a precursor to Liverpool JMU)
Certificate of Course Attendance in Group Process Facilitation and Theory (PCCS Manchester)
Certificate in the Understanding of Relationships (St Brendan's College, Bristol)
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Accredited by BUPA(link) and several other therapy providers
Since 1994 I have worked as a general counsellor in private practice, a student counsellor (Liverpool University and Liverpool JMU) and a workplace counsellor (in a number of settings). I have done work for Victim Support. I have done specialised work, counselling and mediation, within an adoption charity. I have experience of telephone counselling, and of working online.
I have had over 400 hours experience as a client, and attend regular group awareness sessions - both of which have proved invaluable to me in my work with clients.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge between £30 and £60 per session, depending on the time/day of your appointment, and your ability to pay. Once you have talked things over with me at your first appointment, if you then decide that what I offer is just not for you, there will be no charge at all, and any payment that you have made will be refunded. For further information see http://davidandsue.net/first-appointment/ .
If you are, through disability, unable to attend my counselling room, and you live locally, and you have a suitable private room, I am willing to travel to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
By Appointment, days, evenings and weekends (Please phone and leave a message, or email)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|