David Smith

David Smith

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07950 392056

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Therapist - GRAYS

07950 392056
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available


I offer sessions most weekdays, in the mornings and the evenings. I can sometimes have sessions available in the afternoon as well. I am available for online working and can also deliver sessions by telephone.

About me and my therapy practice

If you are having problems in your life, finding the space and time to understand them is often difficult. I can help with this, providing you a confidential place to talk through the things worrying you.

Everyone is unique; each person’s situation different. I will work with you, helping you to understand your feelings and thoughts about what is proving difficult. From this you will have the opportunity to look at things differently.

I can help you explore how you came to be who you are. Together we can find out what has influenced your life, the things you like and dislike about yourself. So that you can decide what you might want to change and how this might be done. The counselling I provide will give you a safe place to do this.

I work in an integrative way, bringing ideas from attachment theory; transactional analysis and cognitive behavioural therapy into a person centred approach that will help you find a way of understanding yourself in a language that feels right for you. I have worked with people experiencing difficulties with their thoughts and feelings in many different situations. I am a highly qualified and experienced counsellor, working with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues.

I have a Masters qualification in Therapeutic Counselling. I qualified as a counsellor in 2009 and started my Private Practice in 2011. Prior to this I had been working as a counsellor in a charitable agency supporting people with mental health issues.

Practice description

My practice is based in Grays, Essex. I work from a room in my home. The house is a very short walk from a main bus route from the station and town centre. There is free parking available on the roads outside and nearby.

My first session

In the first session, we can talk about what you might expect to get from counselling. I can explain how I think counselling can help you. We also go through any information important to making sure our sessions run smoothly and feel comfortable for you.

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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