David Allen

David Allen

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Reading

Reading RG1
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office


I work Monday to Friday, daytimes and evenings.

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, my name's David.

Whatever you're struggling with at the moment, if you need somewhere to lift the weight from your shoulders, or maybe get some clarity, then I offer an accepting, non judgmental relationship to help you find the right way forward.

I work online using Zoom, or from a comfortable office in the Blade building, central Reading.

I try not to put people in boxes with labels on, but I have helped people suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, low self esteem, grief, anger management and more. 

Alongside my private practice I also provide counselling for a secondary school in Reading and I'm a facilitator on a counselling training course.

As well as being a counsellor, I enjoy writing spoken word poetry. Where appropriate I try to bring this creativity to my counselling work, through the use of metaphor and imagery to help you explore and understand yourself.

I have a particular interest in how social and environmental issues such as climate change can affect our mental health, and providing a space for people to voice these concerns and find a way forward. 

My first session

It's really important that you feel comfortable talking to your counsellor, and so I offer first sessions at half price to help you decide if I'm the right counsellor for you.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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