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If you are looking for a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Couples Counsellor, Relationship Therapist, Marriage Counsellor , Family Therapist, Child or Adolescent Therapist or Mindfulness expert in Hampstead, West Hampstead Belsize Park, Highgate, East Finchley, Muswell Hill, Crouch End or the surrounding areas in North West London, please contact me in confidence on 07711 746260.
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling it is often very difficult to take that first step and finding the right counsellor/psychotherapist may feel overwhelming . There are so many therapists offering their services that it can feel very daunting choosing the right therapist to meet your own personal needs.
Before you take that first step I can make the process a little easier for you by meeting you for an initial 30 minute consultation (which is free of charge) to help you make the right decision when it comes to choosing a therapist.
As well as my own busy practice in Hampstead and Highgate I have an experienced and skilled team of Associate Therapists working from my Hampstead consulting rooms. The male and female therapists within my practice have a wide range of skills and expertise in many different areas including working with children and adolescents, couples and families in both short and long term work. They also have a range of specialisms including working with addictions, eating disorders, generalised anxiety disorders and post natal depression.
Once we meet for the consultation we can discuss your therapy needs and find the right therapist for you, this may be with me or may be with an associate therapist depending on availability and your individual needs.
Who am I?
I work in a very individual way with each client, focusing on what you would like to gain from counselling and what your goals for therapy may be. I work one to one with adults and also with teenagers aged 16 upwards. Associate therapists are also based in my practice who work with children aged 5 upwards. I work with couples, families and groups, including providing tailor made mindfulness courses for small groups, these can be in the comfort of your own home.
I am a qualified supervisor and provide supervision to both trainee and qualified therapists. I work from 2 locations in North West London; based in the heart of Hampstead village and in Highgate in close proximity to West Hampstead, Belsize Park, Muswell Hill and East Finchley. Associate therapists work from the Hampstead location. We all offer video sessions for those clients who cannot cannot get to either location for work or family reasons.
If you want to get to know a little more about me please view the two short videos on my About Me page.
David B and team
Why are you considering counselling?
You may be considering psychotherapy or counselling for a variety of reasons; it could be due to depression, bereavement, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family issues, low self-esteem, mental health problems or any number of other issues. It may be just because you want someone to talk to in a safe contained space, who is non judgmental.
You may be considering seeing a therapist to seek advice, however therapy is about helping you come to your own conclusions than having the therapist make decisions for you. My role is to help you to gain the confidence and clarity to learn to make the right decisions for yourself.
How can counselling help?
For many people counselling is an opportunity to talk about and explore issues in a safe, contained and non-judgmental space. It is so important to find the right therapist to suit you. For this reason, I offer a 30 minute free consultation so we can meet face to face and you can have an opportunity to ask me questions in person about the way I work or to discuss seeing an associate therapist. Please also look at my 'About me' page to see a video of me, this is often a very helpful way of getting to know me and how I work.
Psychotherapy and counselling work best when you are able to apply the insights you’ve learned during the session to the rest of your week. I may set weekly homework ( if this is something you are comfortable with) this may include writing down important pointers and thoughts that may be troubling you in order to explore certain areas of your life further.
Couples Counselling & Family Therapy
I am a qualified couples counsellor/family therapist in Hampstead and Highgate based in North West London, offering relationship or family counselling in the surrounding area. This provides an opportunity for couples (heterosexual, gay, parent & child) or families to explore potentially difficult issues within their relationship in a safe and comfortable environment.
Initial 30 minute Consultation
In order to decide which type of counselling is right for you with either an Associate Therapist or myself, I offer a 30 minute introductory session free of charge in my Hampstead and Highgate locations (daytime preferably) . These sessions can also video sessions if preferred.
Arrange a consultation
If you require an urgent appointment for individual, couples or family therapy please contact me by email, phone or text. Urgent appointments can often be arranged with an Associate Therapist within 24 hours and on some occasions on the same day. Please text or @13 with brief details and availability if you require an urgent appointment.
Video sessions are now available
I offer Video sessions in addition to or instead of face to face sessions for existing clients who cannot attend some sessions. These are becoming increasingly popular and are a useful way of fitting in all important therapy sessions into busy schedules. These sessions must be booked in advance. Please About me for more details.
Mindfulness Courses for September & October 2019
Due to popular demand we are once again offering mindfulness courses for groups of 4 or more, these can be in the comfort of your own home or in my practice in Highgate and are tailor made to suit your needs. Please Read more Testimonials or call me on 07711 746260 to discuss the options available.
Latest news for 2019
Are you addicted to your smartphone? What is the effect on your relationships with loved ones? Therapist Mandi Simons wants us to think about the way we use technology in our daily lives. Click on the link below to read my latest article.
How Technology Affects Relationships
The benefits of seeing an Associate Therapist are:
- Client and therapist can be matched up to suit individual needs
- Clients can often be seen the next day and always within a week
- More evening and weekend availability
- Lower cost sessions
- A broad range of specialist expertise
- Early morning & late evening sessions available
- sessions offered in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian
- Some therapists are trained and qualified in working with children from age 5 upwards
Please see my Associate Therapists page for more information.
If you would like to see a specific Associate Therapist please contact me by email, or call 07711 746260.
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Counselling & Mindfulness Masterclasses in the Workplace, Schools. Colleges & Universities
My team can offer your business our expertise using tailor made solutions produced specifically for your employees to enable them to share and overcome their problems in a safe confidential environment.
we are now also offering mindfulness for schools, colleges and universities. We can offer:
- Individual or group counselling- this can be via video sessions for individual counselling.
- Mediation and conflict resolution
- Mindfulness Masterclasses providing tools to help employees manage their stress and anxiety, increase productivity and become more content at work.