About the Therapist
Hello, I'm Dave, thanks for visiting my profile. I am cisgender gay man and my pronouns are he/him. I positively identify as a gay man and have had lived experience of feeling loved and accepted for who I am, and that I belong, and the opposite experiences of feeling isolated, alienated, alone and not accepted. I am passionate about diversity and inclusivity and have first hand knowledge of how living a non-heteronormative life can impact mental health, relationships and quality of life. Everyone is unique, complex and has difficulties in their life. Whether you have a specific issue, a life event that has had a big impact on you, or a more general sense of not feeling 'ok', counselling can help.
I am a warm, compassionate and friendly therapist offering a judgement free and safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. I understand that making the decision to start or re-start counselling can be a difficult one and finding the right therapist for you is critical to its success.Whether you have a specific issue, a life event that has had a big impact on you, or a more general sense of not feeling 'ok', counselling with me can help.
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I have experience working with adults of all ages, backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations.
I am a qualified integrative therapeutic counsellor. An integrative approach brings together different elements / approaches to therapy which best fit you and your therapeutic needs as the client, rather than one fixed approach for everyone.
My integrative approach puts the relationship between counsellor and client at the forefront of the work. As well as talking about what is going on for you in the present day, we might explore your past and/or what is happening on a subconscious level, in order to enable you to understand yourself and your feelings better.
I won't tell you what to do or give you advice but I will support you in exploring what will help you to, for example, change how you think, relate more effectively to others or think more positively about yourself. Counselling is about working together to help facilitate growth and change for you. My role is to help you find the answers for yourself. In a session we will talk about whatever you bring, and explore what is going on for you. In addition to my integrative training, I am a sight loss counsellor, accredited by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and a BACP accredited Person-Centre Experiential Counselling for Depression practitioner - which I incorporate into my integrative approach as appropriate. I have previously worked as a a counsellor and assessor for mental health charity Mind, as a student counsellor at London Metropolitan University and on the helpline for Stonewall.
- Attachment theory (Psychodynamic)
- Ace | Asexual
- Bi- | Pansexual
- Consensual non-monogamy
- Non-binary | Genderqueer
- One to one
- No adaptation
- Seniors (60+)
Online & telephone sessions are £60.
All sessions are 50 minutes long.
Payment by bank transfer.
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