As a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, I offer a patient, open, and non-judgemental approach to counselling. For problems such as depression and anxiety, or problems with personal or workplace relationships, Integrative Counselling provides an holistic approach to counselling that embraces psychoanalytical, humanistic and cognitive models of counselling to offer a talking therapy that respects the individuality of the client.
I also offer the option of Mindful CBT which is a way of working with some issues that suit individuals who wish to follow a more structured approach to therapy. The mindful approach to CBT emphasises the concept of the “compassionate mind” which seeks to develop emotional intelligence and self-understanding in the client when exploring the issues that give rise to distress. While CBT promotes rapid symptom relief, the practice of mindfulness helps to promote relapse prevention.
Working at your pace I offer space, time and non-judgmental understanding to help you explore issues that give rise to:
The value of counselling extends beyond emotional crisis and can help you to examine your goals in life. Counselling can be used to help organisations and individuals work with differences and to resolve frictions that occur in the workplace. As an independent counsellor I work with individuals and organisations and count among my past and present clients senior managers from the retail, technology and commercial sectors.
Appointments available Mondays pm or Fridays pm
David is registered by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and is a registered member of the BACP. As such he is listed on the PSA Acredited Registers for both bodies. For more information see https://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/accredited-registers/find-a-register
David Spicer has written the following articles
This article talks about how examining and redefining our personal brand can help us to overcome existential anxiety and learn to live in better harmony with ourselves and others. Central to the Inner Calm SMART programme’s approach to stress and anxiety management is the understanding of self beliefs and their role in maintaining us in […]
Mindfulness is recognised by NICE as an affective treatment for depression and anxiety and it is widely used the along with CBT by the NHS Wellbeing Service and they also offer mindfulness-based wellbeing classes. However, the group sizes tend to be large and the focus tends to be problems rather than exploring solutions, on meditation […]