David Fender

David Fender


Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07785 532982
Website

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Therapist - Reading

Reading RG1
07785 532982
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

There are many different styles of therapy – I am a Gestalt therapist which is a very relational and engaged style. As a therapist my objective would be to help you get to know yourself, how you make sense of the world around you, how you react to different situations and how you could make different choices that could enhance your life. Many people seeking therapy will be experiencing emotional problems. But therapy can also be beneficial if you just want to have a better understanding of yourself. Therapy can do for the mind what exercise does for the body. It can enliven you, help you to think more flexibly, make you emotionally stronger and help to prevent problems occurring in the future.

Practice description

Due to Covid-19 I moved from face-to-face to working online, usually via the video conferencing app 'Zoom'. I have found working online to be effective and more convenient for many clients. I do not anticipate returning to face-to-face work in the foreseeable future.

My first session

The initial session is a way of us getting to know each other – for you to decide if you feel comfortable enough to work with me and for me to see if I believe I can help you. I will start the session saying a few words about confidentiality and how we will spend the time together.

I will then ask you what brings you to therapy at this particular time – just a brief outline, it’s best not to jump straight into the detail. Then I will ask you a little about your situation and history. Usually by this time the session is coming to an end and we can move to deciding what to do next – you may want to go away and think about it, or we may decide to continue with sessions or not.

A common reaction is – wow that went fast!

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling