David Carvalho

David Carvalho


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07964381486

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS3
07964381486
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

My name is David. I offer CBT therapy within Bristol & Cardiff as a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist and BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I also practice as an Accredited EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner and Couples Counsellor.

I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

In addition to my private practice, I have previously worked for the NHS and currently work for a not-for-profit organisation, treating people with varied psychological difficulties offering CBT therapy within Bristol & Cardiff. I have been providing CBT clinical supervision and EMDR peer supervision for mental health professionals in the health care sector and private practice for several years. I am recognised as a CBT practitioner for Bupa, Aviva and Healthcare.

Given the current COVID-19 outbreak, online sessions are available via Skype, Zoom & other remote access platforms.

“Thank you for everything that you’ve done. You have helped to give my confidence to do things and go places that I’ve always wanted to but have been afraid to. There’s been a massive change in how I view myself and I no longer see myself as inferior or unworthy of friendships, relationships and general happiness, testimonial by M.S.". 

Practice description

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

My CBT practice is based on psychological therapies that have proven to be effective in treating anxiety and depressive disorders. This means that during therapy we will explore how your thinking patterns, affect how you feel emotionally and behave, whilst working towards alternative ways to enable you to enhance your mood. The overall aim is to facilitate you in becoming your own therapist. This is achieved in a warm and empathic manner where I provide a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship, taking the time to find the most helpful and effective way of working with you.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

I have clinical experience of using EMDR with complex problems. EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of traumatic life experiences. EMDR works directly on the brain where traumatic experiences are frozen and often inaccessible to the conscious mind. The ultimate aim of the treatment is to work through the suppressed distressful emotions linked with the traumatic experience and to dismantle and reconstruct the negative self-beliefs developed as a result of the traumatic experience.

Couples Counselling

My work with couples focus on communication difficulties and intimacy issues within the relationship. I provide a safe space where you can focus on your relationship and work together to find a way forward for yourselves. With professional support, you can learn to communicate more clearly with each other, explore patterns in your relationship, shift blockages, and try out new ways of being together. My approach to couple counselling is focused on adult attachment and emotionally focused couple’s therapy (EFT). 

My first session

The fee for first assessment appointments is £50 per session for individuals and £60 per session for couples/EMDR. I work both short term and long term with clients. Sessions are payable at the end of each session by cash or prior to sessions via bank transfer.

Sessions take place on the same day and at the same time each week. Sessions for individuals last for 50 minutes and for couples for 60 minutes. Longer sessions can be arranged.

Cancellation Policy: Wherever possible I will try and accommodate requests to reschedule appointments. However, the full fee will be charged for appointments that are cancelled less than 7 days before the appointment.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling

Therapist - Cardiff

Cardiff CF10
07964381486
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

My name is David. I offer CBT therapy within Bristol & Cardiff as a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist and BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I also practice as an Accredited EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner and Couples Counsellor.

I work with both individuals and couples on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

In addition to my private practice, I have previously worked for the NHS and currently work for a not-for-profit organisation, treating people with varied psychological difficulties offering CBT therapy within Bristol & Cardiff. I have been providing CBT clinical supervision and EMDR peer supervision for mental health professionals in the health care sector and private practice for several years. I am recognised as a CBT practitioner for Bupa, Aviva and Healthcare.

Given the current COVID-19 outbreak, online sessions are available via Skype, Zoom & other remote access platforms.

“Thank you for everything that you’ve done. You have helped to give my confidence to do things and go places that I’ve always wanted to but have been afraid to. There’s been a massive change in how I view myself and I no longer see myself as inferior or unworthy of friendships, relationships and general happiness, testimonial by M.S."

Practice description

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

My CBT practice is based on psychological therapies that have proven to be effective in treating anxiety and depressive disorders. This means that during therapy we will explore how your thinking patterns, affect how you feel emotionally and behave, whilst working towards alternative ways to enable you to enhance your mood. The overall aim is to facilitate you in becoming your own therapist. This is achieved in a warm and empathic manner where I provide a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship, taking the time to find the most helpful and effective way of working with you.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

I have clinical experience of using EMDR with complex problems. EMDR is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of traumatic life experiences. EMDR works directly on the brain where traumatic experiences are frozen and often inaccessible to the conscious mind. The ultimate aim of the treatment is to work through the suppressed distressful emotions linked with the traumatic experience and to dismantle and reconstruct the negative self-beliefs developed as a result of the traumatic experience.

Couples Counselling

My work with couples focus on communication difficulties and intimacy issues within the relationship. I provide a safe space where you can focus on your relationship and work together to find a way forward for yourselves. With professional support, you can learn to communicate more clearly with each other, explore patterns in your relationship, shift blockages, and try out new ways of being together.

My approach to couple counselling is focused on adult attachment and emotionally focused couple’s therapy (EFT)

My first session

The fee for ongoing appointments is £50 per session for individuals and £60 per session for couples/EMDR. I work both short term and long term with clients. Sessions are payable at the end of each session by cash or prior to sessions via bank transfer.

Sessions take place on the same day and at the same time each week. Sessions for individuals last for 50 minutes and for couples for 60 minutes. Longer sessions can be arranged.

Cancellation Policy: Wherever possible I will try and accommodate requests to reschedule appointments. However, the full fee will be charged for appointments that are cancelled less than 7 days before the appointment.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling