Hi, I’m David. I am a fully qualified counsellor and member of the (BACP). The basis of my work is Person centred, meaning I concentrate on you as an individual and your needs. I am committed to providing a non-judgemental, genuine, confidential environment where my clients can talk openly to me about their problems in a relaxed and safe environment at their own pace. I have knowledge surrounding a number of different theories which I can draw on when appropriate depending on my client’s individual needs.
I worked at Place2Be as a children counsellor in a Primary school. This involved me working therapeutically with children on a one-to-one basis using play therapy techniques, helping them learn how to express themselves and achieve their potential. The children I worked with had emotional issues or behavioural problems.
I worked at Darlington ARQ as a counsellor, primarily supporting LGBT+ individuals who were struggling either themselves or with with family around issues relating to sexual orientation, preference, gender and more. I have completed Darlington ARQ's LGBT Champions Scheme.
· Counselling usually takes place on a weekly basis however this will be tailored to individual circumstances.
· Sessions will be contracted meaning I will ask you to read and sign a written contract. This helps you as a client to understand what to expect from a counselling session.
· Sessions last 50 minutes.
· Payment by bank transfer or cash.
· Sessions will be secured on receipt of payment at least 24 hours before our session unless you are paying cash.
· Cancellation policy of 24 hours prior to session applies or you will be charged the full session fee.
Every client is individually unique, each have their own unique experiences, emotionally, psychologically and physically. To make sure that counselling is the right choice for you an initial assessment will be completed which will help ensure that your therapeutic journey will be as effective and beneficial to you as possible. I offer short-term and long-term therapy depending on the client and their personal situation.
In a one-to-one session i will offer you an confidential environment where you feel relaxed enough to explore your issues, safely.There are exceptions to confidentiality which will be discussed in the initial assessment. Sessions are tailored to the needs of each individual with them been the heart of the session.
To make sure that counselling is the right choice for you an initial assessment will be completed as part of our first session. There is no obligation to continue after the initial assessment.
I offer short-term and long-term therapy depending on the individual and the issues that they bring.
“I was the lucky one who had you help me through my hard and darkest times and your belief in me to help me find me again and I will always be grateful for your help. So, thank you form the bottom of my heart”
“Thank you for teaching me that being myself is enough. I have become a stronger, happier and more confident person thanks to you, and I cannot express how thankful I am”