David Mercatali

David Mercatali

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Penarth

Penarth CF64
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I work Mon-Sat flexible hours and currently have availability. Please contact me for more information.

About me and my therapy practice

Hi I am David, and I run a counselling practice based in Penarth. My approach to counselling is to put my clients front and centre of our work together, giving us an opportunity to explore your needs and difficulties, and find your voice through the process.

I have experience of working with clients with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, loss and bereavement, family and relationship issues, lack of confidence and self esteem, as well as difficult childhood experiences, including childhood sexual abuse and assault. I am used to working with new and unique experiences with every client, and am open to whatever journey we need to go on together.

Practice description

After nearly 20 years working as a theatre director, I wanted to make a change in my life that enabled me to help people more directly, and I retrained as counsellor

I create a warm and accepting space in which we work collaboratively in setting your goals and wishes throughout the process, with regular check ins to see we are making the progress you are aiming for.

I am mindful of working with people who have many different life experiences, or may be completely new to counselling, with a desire to have a shared environment that allows you to explore your feelings and discover the source of those difficulties and challenges.

Please do contact me if you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to talk everything through.

My first session

I offer an initial telephone consultation so we can discuss what you are looking for from counselling, and I can let you know more about my practice, before you make any decision to move forward.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

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