David Quarmby

David Quarmby


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07850 202221
Website

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Therapist - Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight CH62
07850 202221
Contact David for session rate.

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About me and my therapy practice

NB:  During the present coronavirus situation, I am offering video counselling by Zoom rather than meeting clients face-to-face.  This is a mode of counselling that I have used previously in applicable circumstances, and it is possible for effective counselling work to take place.  I am currently fit and well and will continue to be available for clients, but in this alternative mode for the foreseeable future.  I have successfully completed the counselling on-line primer jointly developed by the Open University and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have also completed the Covid-19 Online Working Guidance provided by the UKCP." 


Practice description

I have extensive experience as an NHS Psychotherapist, a Primary Care Counsellor, a University Counsellor, and in several industrial and commercial settings. My approach is informed by my psychoanalytic training, but I have learned to be adaptive to the needs of each individual or couple and the issues they bring, and so I work in flexible and responsive ways. I am also trained in the treatment of sexual addiction. Clients say that I am someone with whom it is possible to be at ease and to speak openly about troubling matters. With a wide experience of many life issues, my aim is to provide a consistent and reliable resource which can help you to understand and accept yourself better and to gain a greater sense of control over your life.

My qualifications include a Masters in Counselling & Psychology, a second Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, a Postgraduate Certificate in the Supervision of Counselling, a Diploma in Relationship Counselling and a Diploma in Sexual Addiction Counselling. In addition, I am currently studying for the Tavistock Relationships Certificate in Psychosexual Studies.

Please find further information at my website: www.davidquarmbypsychotherapist.co.uk

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight CH62
07850202221
Contact David for session rate.

Features

About me and my therapy practice

NB: During the present coronavirus situation, I am offering video consultation by Zoom rather than meeting supervisees face-to-face. This is a mode of consultation that I have used previously in applicable circumstances, and it is possible for effective  work to take place. I am currently fit and well and will continue to be available for clients and supervisees, but in this alternative mode for the foreseeable future. I have successfully completed the counselling on-line primer jointly developed by the Open University and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have also completed the Covid-19 Online Working Guidance provided by the UKCP."

My qualifications include a Masters in Counselling & Psychology, a second Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, a Postgraduate Certificate in the Supervision of Counselling, a Diploma in Relationship Counselling and a Diploma in Sexual Addiction Counselling. In addition, I am currently studying for the Tavistock Relationships Certificate in Psychosexual Studies.

Practice description

Many years working as a Principal Adult Psychotherapist in the NHS, both with a Mental Health Team and in a Primary Care Counselling Service, gave me considerable experience in helping both experienced counsellors and therapists as well as helping trainees and those new to the profession develop their skills and self-confidence.  I also have extensive experience of the dynamics of working in private practice, and my current Consultancy with a national counselling organisation regularly gives me insight into a wide range of ethical and relational dilemmas.

I see the purpose of supervision as giving counsellors and therapists opportunity to discuss their client work regularly with another experienced and competent practitioner, who is trained and experienced in the process of counselling supervision.  I believe in the power of encouragement and affirmation, accompanied by a firm understanding of boundaries and reflection.

Supervision ideally takes place within the context of a consistent and reliable relationship, and aims to enable the practitioner to develop new options for managing themselves and their work with greater satisfaction and effectiveness. Several different functions can be covered as appropriate at different times, including: (a) monitoring clinical work against professional and ethical standards; (b) supporting the practitioner, and giving opportunity for discharge and recharge of emotional batteries; (c) encouraging the practitioner's continuing self-development and training in skills, knowledge and understanding.

Please find further information at my website: www.davidquarmbypsychotherapist.co.uk

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP

How I deliver therapy

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