Thinking of therapy in Frome, Bath or Trowbridge?
Nobody goes through life without sometimes feeling either that something is stopping us reaching our full potential or living life with grace and ease. Sometimes these feelings are acute and cause a lot of personal pain, sometimes they are more nagging – a sense that your life never quite matches the dreams you had for yourself. Psychological therapy with a skilled therapist is proven to help with both these experiences.
Below you will find further details (About David; About Therapy) of how I might be able to help you. In brief, I am an experienced therapist who combines knowledge and personal warmth to guide and support you as you find renewed self-belief. This process starts at our first meeting. From there I aim to equip you with practical psychological tools to maintain good mental health for a lifetime. Throughout, we will create an accepting and safe space to explore the things that matter most to you.
Working with a skilled, experienced and engaging therapist
I am a clinical psychologist with more than 18 years’ experience working in the NHS. Clinical psychology training is the most thorough of all mental health training, developing practitioners with the ability to establish what keeps an emotional problem going and then working collaboratively with you to find the way to fix it. Importantly, psychologists also aim to teach you how to better keep happy and healthy after therapy. I have experience of applying these skills sensitively and helpfully.
I have helped people with a host of problems including anxiety, feeling sad, depression and OCD (see About Therapy for further details). I just might be able to help you.
In my personal life I have faced issues such as grief and early life trauma, as well as the joys and challenges of parenthood, friendships and longing to belong. I have always reflected on these and have had therapy myself to ease immediate pains and grow as a person. I look always to bring this understanding and humility to therapy to make the experience rich.
It is normal to be unsure about how to proceed. Contact me whether you have lots of questions or just one. We will talk without obligation. I am really happy to discuss anything you might want to know about my professional skills and about therapy. I am based in Frome, which is in easy reach of Bath, Trowbridge, Westbury and Warminster.
After we have talked, we will proceed, hopefully, to therapy. If I cannot help, however, I will do my best to signpost you to an individual or organisation that can.