A very warm welcome and thank you for looking at my web pages.
My name is David and I am a retired Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, located in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
Although I am no longer accepting clients I am always happy to discuss therapeutic matters with you in a more general way.
I have put links at the bottom of this page to help you to find a registered therapist in my area if you are looking for one, and if you have any problems finding a therapist via the links, you can still contact me via my Contact page and I will do what I can to assist.
My personal therapeutic preference is toward the “Integrative” approach, that is a combination of disciplines primarily based on Person Centred “talking” Therapy (PCT), with elements of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, and Transactional Analysis (TA). Finding a style or combination of styles that suit you will be something that you will become aware of as your sessions progress.
My own preference for not being tied to one discipline means that I would suggest seeing an Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor, but in truth most styles share a great deal in common, and all are capable of helping to bring about change. Never feel obligated to one particular therapist or one particular style of therapy as all have something to offer. Finding a psychotherapist that you “click” with, that you eventually feel you can share anything with without feeling judged and/or criticised, will help you to feel safe when exploring your deeper concerns.
A word of encouragement… Don’t give up on therapy just because the therapist you are seeing doesn’t “feel right”. It isn’t anyone’s fault, it’s just life that we won’t be able to get on with everybody! But please also bear in mind that some discomfort can be felt because you are being encouraged to look at very difficult things. Some sessions may feel challenging, and the more challenging they feel the more likely they are to be getting near the root of the issue. That’s why feeling supported while you explore these painful thoughts and memories is very important.
You can use my Contact page if you have any general questions or concerns/anxieties about attending therapy. I will be happy to discuss your concerns.
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