About

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 I am no longer accepting clients I am always happy to be contacted 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 this and other areas.

I am trained in the “Integrative” approach to therapy, which is a combination of disciplines with Person Centred “talking” Therapy (PCT) at its heart. The Integrative approach takes elements from Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, and Transactional Analysis (TA), plus others, and uses them together to find an approach that suits you.

Finding a psychotherapist and a mode of therapy that you “click” with is important, but don’t be afraid of trying something new. It may be that the most familiar is not the most effective.

A word of encouragement… Please don’t give up on therapy because the therapist you are seeing doesn’t “feel right”. This feeling often isn’t anybody’s “fault”, it’s quite natural to not be able to get on with everybody, and if you don’t feel things are working very well please be brave and let your therapist know. A good therapist will be very concerned that you don’t feel comfortable with them, and they will do whatever is needed to help you find someone that you are comfortable with. You and your therapy are what is important!

Also be aware that discomfort can often be felt when looking at issues because, let’s face it, if they were that easy we would have already dealt with them, right? Later on, when you and the therapist are working well together, the more challenging a session feels the more likely it is that you are getting near to the root of an issue, so you can start to view those uncomfortable feelings as a positive sign!

Every success, and stay safe!

David

Learn more about the Accredited Register and how it is designed to protect you in this short video by the Professional Standards Authority.

 

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