My name is David and I hold a Doctorate in Integrative Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy and am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist as well as a UKCP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist.
As an integrative Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist, I have been trained to work with a broad range of models and theories (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, existential, humanistic and gestalt psychotherapy). This means that I integrate theory and approaches from various models to tailor my approach to suit your individual needs.
I respect that each person experiences events differently depending on the influences from their past experiences, past relationships, cultural/socio-political background and the context in which we live. I therefore strive to understand you through your own unique lens before considering the approach that will be most beneficial.
For a period of over 10 years, I have gained extensive and varied experience, in relation to different client groups and presenting issues, through my work as a therapist with GP practices, mental health teams, substance misuse projects and charity settings.
I have also worked with a wide range of people from various different cultures and backgrounds who have experienced a variety of issues that include depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management and addiction, as well those detailed below.
As a relational therapist, I place the relationship between myself and my client at the centre of my work and see this relationship as an important part of the healing process.
I hold membership for the following organizations:
British Psychological Society (BPS)
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
I adhere to the BPS, HCPC and UKCP codes of ethics and good practice.