David Cole

David Cole


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07511 081 812
Website

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Therapist - ST ALBANS

ST ALBANS AL4
07511 081 812
Sessions from £50.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

I am an 'Accredited' therapist with experience of a wide range of issues. I offer 50 minute sessions, regularly each week, in a safe, confidential setting. I like to provide an opportunity for you to be heard and understood. Through careful and non-judgemental listening I will appreciate things from your perspective. You may want help thinking about things from a 'here and now' perspective, or you may want to explore unconscious emotional patterns which may be keeping you from living life more fully. I can offer a fixed number of sessions, or opened-ended. I draw on experience of a number of helpful approaches. Together we can tailor an approach which feels right.

Person-centred counselling - I have found this approach useful in helping people deal with depression and anxiety, and currently use it for my NHS work. Together we work towards you having a greater acceptance of yourself and a better understanding of your feelings.

Mindfulness - This approach is based on the premise that many of us spend too much of our time either ruminating about past events, or worrying about the future.

Psychodynamic counselling - This shares the same core principles as psychoanalysis, but is less intensive and more focused on immediate problems, attempting to find a quicker solution. I trained for 5 years in this approach. It seeks to make you aware of your unconscious processes and the way these affect the way you relate and react.

Couples counselling - I am a trained couples counsellor.  My main focus is to ensure each partner feels safe to have their say, and to increase understanding from the other's point of view.

What I can help with

Eating disorders, Obsessions, Phobias, OCD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Depression, Personal development, Life coaching, Disability, ADD / ADHD, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cancer, Asperger syndrome, Health related issues, AIDS/HIV, Sexuality, Self esteem, Identity issues, Spirituality, Cultural issues, Sexual identity, Men's issues, Women's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Child related issues, Adoption issues, Infertility, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Redundancy, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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