David offers one to one individual therapy online and is experienced in supporting people overcome depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. It is in his experience that through the consideration of one´s life experiences, expression of thoughts and feelings in conversation, one can free themselves from limiting ways of being and find ways to be open to a different future.
In providing therapy for over 12 years, David has worked in Private Practice, Psychiatric Hospitals and Anti-Psychiatry Communities (Arbours Association). Throughout this period David has also worked in the NHS, providing therapy in GP clinics, IAPT and psychotherapy departments. He also worked and continues to work with a number of UK based charities, offering therapy for specific needs based on the charity focus as outlined further below.
David previously worked throughout the UK and London, with people from all over the world. Now living in Northern Spain and working online, he is increasingly working with people from around the world.
In his therapy practice David provides both long and short term therapy. He is trained in various therapies, including Psychodynamic therapy, Person Centred therapy and a therapy called “Counselling for Depression” (CfD, a NICE recommended treatment). As well he practices Integrative Therapy, bringing together the aforementioned therapies for the benefits of the individual concerned. When first speaking with David in an initial session, it will be possible to decide together, which way of working would best suit your needs, unless you have a clear preference.
Therapy with David can be facilitated by telephone call or applications such as Zoom, Skype, Viber or WhatsApp.
Fees for therapy can be discussed in the initial session or discussed via telephone or email prior. Session fees are typically 50 GBP, though can be negotiated depending on your needs and circumstances. Clients not paying by GBP have their fees worked out by using the equivalent currency rate at time of booking and are reviewed every 6 months to maintain fairness.
David continues to engage with his professional development, possesses International indemnity insurance and attends regular supervision for the work he provides inline with the BACP.
As well as providing private individual therapy, David has a particular interest and expertise in supporting people living with physical health conditions to live well. He works with people affected by rare or chronic diseases across the world and he provides therapy to members of the following charities, AMEND, AKU Society and NCUK. As part of David´s work for these charities, he works with colleagues for a non profit organisation called rareminds and more information on this organisation and it´s work can be found at www.rareminds.org.
Alongside the above, David maintains a close working relationship with CBT Clinics, a company based in the UK. CBT Clinics provides time limited therapy for it´s clients, offering a wide range of NICE recommended treatments for psychological difficulties and disorders. David offers clinical assessments, which then inform his writing of reports, providing clinical guidance, risk and safe guarding assessment and care pathway treatment options, which are based on the NICE Guidelines for adults and young people. More information can be found on CBT Clinics at www.cbtclinics.co.uk
• AMEND – A charity that principally provides support, information and guidance to people experiencing rare genetic syndromes and cancers. more information on AMEND can be found at www.amend.org.uk
• AKU Society – A charity that focuses on supporting people managing and living with Alkaptonuria, also known as AKU or black bone disease, which is an extremely rare genetic condition that can cause significant damage to the bones, cartilage and tissues of those affected. More information can be found on the AKU Society at www.akusociety.org
• Arbours Association – Internationally known community based anti-psychiatry organisation, that had supported individuals with serious mental health problems. More information on the Arbours Association can be found at www.arboursassociation.org
• BACP – The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.
• CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which is a modality of therapy that is informed by the Medical Model.
• IAPT – Improving Access to Psychological Therapies. An NHS programme offering evidence based therapies to the UK population.
• NCUK – A charity that addresses the needs of and provides support to people who have neuroendocrine cancer, which is a rare and uncommon cancer. More information on NCUK can be found at www.neuroendocrinecancer.org.uk
• NHS – The National Health Service, which is the UK´s free health service for the whole population.
• NICE – National Institute of Clinical Excellence, a UK institution governing therapy and other health related practices.