A very warm welcome and thank you for looking at my website.
My name is David and I am a retired Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Hypnotherapist, located in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Although no longer accepting clients, I am happy to be contacted to discuss therapeutic matters in a more general way.
I have put links at the bottom of this page to help you to find a registered therapist in this and other areas.
My therapeutic approach is “Integrative”, that is, a combination of disciplines with Person Centred “talking” Therapy (PCT) at its heart. An Integrative approach takes elements from Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, and Transactional Analysis (TA), plus others, and uses them together to provide an approach that suits the client and the issues that are being experienced.
Finding a psychotherapist and mode of therapy that you “click” with is important, but don’t be wary of trying an approach that is unfamiliar. All modes of therapy have their strengths, and it may be that the most familiar is not the most effective for the issue at hand.
Please don’t give up on attending therapy because the therapist you are currently seeing doesn’t “feel right”. Not feeling at home with a particular therapist often isn’t anybody’s “fault”, it’s just life, so if you don’t feel things are working out very well please be brave and say so. Trust that your therapist has your best interests at heart and that we understand that we will not suit everyone. It is you and your treatment that are of paramount importance to us!
If you begin to experience discomfort after your therapy is established, that is almost certainly a sign that we are beginning to touch on the deeper roots of an issue. Some of our deepest and most valuable insights can be preceded by some challenging feelings, so try to think of them as a positive sign, a signpost that there is an opportunity for change approaching.
Every success, and stay safe!
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