What is therapy?
I offer both shorter-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy. Both offer you a safe, confidential place to talk about issues that are affecting your life; anything that may be confusing, painful, difficult or uncomfortable. It is a space to explore your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and consider all aspects, alternatives, and make some changes, should you wish. It allows you to speak to someone who is trained to listen attentively and to support you in a non-judgmental way; a place where you can be heard and understood. Psychotherapy is a longer-term process to help you change the way you deal with problems that keep coming up in life and to change any behavioural patterns that no longer serve you.
I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor. I use my knowledge of several theories, primarily drawing on the Person-centred therapy of Carl Rogers, and including Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Existentialism, Jungian, and CBT, applying them seamlessly in a way that is best for your needs.
I provide counselling to individual adults, and have a particular interest in Highly Sensitive People and working with parents of Highly Sensitive Children.
Some of the more common difficulties I work with include:
- Affairs and betrayals
- Separation and divorce
- Low self-esteem
- Low self-confidence
- Lack of motivation
What can you expect when looking to start therapy?
You can set an initial assessment up, either online or telephone, and have the opportunity to share your reasons for coming to therapy and ask any questions you may have. You can then decide if you wish to continue, outside of the session. There is no pressure from my side to continue, nor any obligation on your part to do so; it is about your getting the right help you need. It has been proven that the bond that develops between client and counsellor is vital to help the therapeutic process: I recommend you see more than one therapist initially, before deciding on the best “fit” for you.
Face-to-face I work face-to-face in Islington, London N1, close to Angel tube station, and central Stroud.
I use secure platforms meeting requirements for safety and security. You would need to be in a private space free from interruptions and noise with a stable and reasonably fast internet connection.
Recently my online sessions have increased to accommodate requests from clients not local to my practice, including from various locations abroad, as well as due to periods of lockdown.
Apart from no visuals, telephone counselling is very similar to video. Again you would need to be in a private space free from interruptions and noise with reasonable reception if using a mobile. Having access to a landline is worth having in case of unforeseen technical issues. If privacy at home is at a premium, you could perhaps use a vehicle for your “office” and it might be possible to be outside in a garden, or even in a public place providing you are mindful of your safety and privacy.
Counselling Fees :
Face-to-face London 50 minutes £85;
Face-to-face Stroud 50 minutes £50
Online / Telephone 60 minutes £50 / €60;
Fees to be paid in advance by bank transfer.
For clients from outside the UK, please enquire about the easiest ways to pay from abroad.
I firmly believe that counselling should be accessible to all.
I offer some concessionary places for those on lower-income; please enquire for availability and cost.
David Wilson Counselling
Face-to-face – London & Stroud
Tel: 07421 046591 +44 7421 046591
Email [email protected]