MA (Oxon), Pg Dip, Registered Member MBACP, MFDAP
Dave is a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, providing a professional, confidential and non-judgmental environment for people to explore their difficulties and ultimately make positive changes in their lives. Whether it be moving away from destructive behaviours, learning to manage complex emotions, working through family or relationship issues or simply dealing with the varying and often conflicting demands everyday life can bring, he works with clients to help them identify their goals and work towards positive solutions.
Dave is an integrative practitioner, drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches, which enables him to effectively meet the individual needs of the clients he works with. He has a specialist interest in working with all forms of addiction, including substance abuse as well as process addictions such as gambling, pornography, sex, work etc. His training and experience gives him a good understanding of the role that factors such as attachment, abuse, trauma, relationships and systems can play in the development and maintenance of addictive behaviours. The use of Mindfulness techniques, particularly as part of a relapse prevention strategy, to raise awareness around non-conscious or “automatic” behaviours, is also a specialist area of interest. Along with addiction, Dave has experience working with a variety of other issues including: stress, mood disorders such as anxiety & depression, issues with emotions such as anger, abuse, trauma, family & relationship issues, codependency, loneliness & isolation, loss & grief, low confidence & self-esteem, work related difficulties.
Dave currently works as a counsellor at an addiction treatment centre in Surrey, and has worked to support both people struggling with addiction and their families in both private and community based settings. As well as his work in this field, he is also able to draw on his considerable experience working as a commercial professional, during which time he held a variety of senior management roles, working with and leading teams of people to achieve change and growth targets in industry.
Dave charges £60 per 50 minute session.
07470 357 158