David Linford-Smith

David Linford-Smith


Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Hull

Hull HU6
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified (Level 7), BACP-registered Integrative Psychotherapist with Relational Transactional Analysis as my primary therapeutic model, which I complement with elements of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Neuropsychology, and Brainspotting.

I have been in supervised clinical practice since 2018 and adhere to the ethical framework and professional standards of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a clinical supervisor and follow the BACP Supervision Competence Framework.

A qualified Psychologist and emerging specialist in psychological trauma, I work with a trauma-informed approach, co-creating and promoting personal empowerment and spontaneity of expression. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

In addition to therapy, I offer Life Coaching and Executive Coaching. I am a qualified, Senior Accredited Coach with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) and an EMCC-accredited Coaching Supervisor.

I am committed to providing a number of therapy spaces on a reduced-fee basis for students and those with low income. These are limited and allocated discretionally.


My Qualifications

MSc Psychology (BPS-Accredited)

Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (UK Level 7)

​Diploma in Integrative & Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling (UK Level 6)

​Advanced Certificate in Couples Therapy

​Certificate in Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People

Certificate in Life Coaching

​Certified Clinical Trauma Professional: Individual (CCTP-I)

Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist: Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation (CCTS-S)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) Accreditation Level 2

Trauma-Focused CBT: Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) Accreditation Level 2

​Brainspotting Practitioner: Phase 1 & 2 (Brainspotting UK)

Practice description

I specialise in supporting clients with complex trauma and childhood issues, providing a safe, brave, and supportive environment to explore difficult and challenging themes.

I work with adults on an individual basis as well as couples. In addition to my core psychotherapy training, I hold an Advanced Certificate in Couples Therapy and work with a range of issues including relationship breakdowns, infidelity, dealing with divorce, communication problems, and sexual issues.

Although I work primarily with adults, I offer a range of therapy services for young people aged 13 - 17 years old. I hold a Certificate in Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People.

I am also trained in Brainspotting: a powerful, focused treatment method that identifies, processes and releases core neurophysiological sources of emotional or body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms.

As well as clinical work, I offer a range of coaching services for personal and professional development. I use many of my psychotherapeutic skills to dive into deep discovery for growth. 

Empathetic in nature, with excellent communication skills, my personal and professional ethics are based on attunement, independence, autonomy, and inclusion. I work with a Trauma-Informed approach, co-creating and promoting personal empowerment and spontaneity of expression.

As a Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity Therapist, my practice is LGBTQ+ inclusive. I am committed to working with people whose native language is not English. My practice is disability-friendly, as well as neurodiversity-informed.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Creative therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, 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

Languages spoken

English

Supervisor - Hull

Hull HU6
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Clinical & Coaching Supervisor

 

I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapist - my primary modality is Transactional Analysis with a relational and existential perspective, with a specialism in complex trauma. I am a Psychologist and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). 

I offer clinical supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists on an individual basis or in small groups.

My private practice incorporates Executive & Business Coaching, as well as coaching for Health & Well-being. I am accredited by the European Mentoring & Coaching Council  (EMCC) at the Senior Practitioner level and an EMCC accredited Supervisor. I am a member of the BACP Coaching Division and the British Psychological Society's Coaching Psychology Division. 

I offer supervision for coaches on an individual basis or in small groups.

I am trained in Brainspotting and incorporate this in my coaching and psychotherapeutic practice.

Practice description

I provide supervision for coaches and therapists on an individual basis and in small groups. 

I offer reductions in price for trainee therapists and coaches who have recently qualified and are establishing their coaching business.

What I can help with

Business coaching, Career coaching, Coaching supervision, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Personal development

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English