David Lloyd-Hoare

David Lloyd-Hoare

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
01803 665604

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Therapist - Paignton

Paignton TQ3
01803 665604
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office


Working Hours:

Tuesday - 9am - 6pm

Wednesday 9am - 6pm

Thursday 9am - 6pm

Friday 9am - 6pm

About me and my therapy practice

Do you feel you would like to be heard, listened to, acknowledged and understood? Do you need help with difficult feelings or a way to lighten the burdens or problems you are carrying? I provide a full range of counselling and psychotherapy services in and around Torbay and the surrounding areas, including Exeter. I offer a friendly, relaxed and professional approach, and have worked with clients with varying issues for over 25 years.  I also provide an online counselling service.

I am qualified as an integrative counsellor.  This means I am able to utilise various  methods of therapy and therefore can call upon the most appropriate and effective for each and every client who attends my counselling practice.  

In therapy together, we’ll create a relationship to help you discover and change patterns of feeling, thinking, and relating that may be causing you to feel stuck, confused, or overwhelmed. In a safe and trusting environment, our conversations will unfold in the space and time you need to get to know yourself better and become free to follow your life goals and desires. I will support you as fully as possible in your search to find how best to move forward, in the areas of your life you choose to explore. 

It would be a privilege to meet with you for a consultation to explore whether counselling with me feels right for you. I welcome your enquiry by phone or email. Counselling can make a significant positive change to your life.

Practice description

I have been working as a qualified psychotherapist for a period of twenty five years. Although my original experience of this type of work began in 1987 when I worked for a number of years as a counsellor for the Samaritans based in she Greater Manchester area. During that time I worked with issues of abuse, extreme states, addiction, crisis and relationship conflicts.

I hold the qualifications Batchelor of Science with Honours, Diploma in Advanced Counselling, Diploma in Clinical Supervision, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR Certified Practitioner, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, having trained at the Iron Mill Institute in Exeter. Thereafter I undertook four years Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Training.

I am currently in private practice working with fifteen clients per week. I treat the many and varied emotional difficulties that people experience, including stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. I am experienced as a Relationship Counsellor, and I have worked extensively with physical, emotional and sexual abuse trauma. 

I receive referrals from local doctors and Torbay Council. I have worked with Torbay Social Services as a Psychotherapist working with the Child Protection Department counselling offending adults. For a number of years I worked as a counsellor contracted to the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary employee assistance program. 

I am also currently contracted to the NHS, and working within the High Intensity Psychosocial Service offered for individuals recovering from alcohol or substance misuse. 

I have taught and co-facilitated the B.A.C.P. Accredited Diploma-Level Counselling course at The Iron Mill Institute, Nr Truro, Cornwall and have delivered training in corporate settings.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive analytic therapy, Eclectic, EMDR, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited