David Thompson

David Thompson

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Bath

Bath BA1
Sessions from £60.00


About me and my therapy practice

March 2024. I have some availability for couples and individuals.  I  work afternoons, evenings and Saturdays. 

I'm an integrative therapist (humanistic / existential and psychoanalytic) also influenced by the cognitive awareness that comes from mindfulness. 

However, my practice is influenced just as much by my own lived experience and my doubts about the efficacy of the medical model in dealing with mental health issues. 

In addition to being a Registered Member of BACP I'm also Accredited - only one in four qualified counsellors are fully accredited and this is widely considered an indication of mature competence. 

I'm also  committed to ongoing training.  Among various other courses I've attended I studied for several years on a programme  working towards a Masters in Psychotherapy and additional training in Couples Therapy.

I've been practising since 2011 and have considerable experience of working both long-term and short-term. In addition to my private practice I've worked in several agencies including at Bristol University, Bath University,  and the Carers' Centre with a range of age groups between 18 and 88.  

I have a broad range of experience in dealing with many aspects of human distress and suffering including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, bereavement and loss, and problems in family and other relationships. It may be that it's hard to be sure what the problem is: a loss of a sense of who you are and what you want from life, or maybe just a feeling of meaninglessness and that something is missing.

It's never too late to come to therapy.  You're never too old or too set-in-your-ways to change yourself and your experience of life.  There are some special moments in a person's life when they feel able to change.  I believe that there are many more of those moments in therapy.

My first session

The first session is an opportunity for both of us to get a sense of whether we wish to work together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited