Counselling can transform the way that you deal with your past, the way that you feel about your life today, and the way that you face your future

Is there something in your life today that you would like to change?

Perhaps you would like to feel better about yourself - to not be so dependent upon what others think?

Maybe there's an issue in your past that's been holding you back - something that you have been carrying around for too long?

Is your career or business not progressing as you hoped?

Possibly you're having trouble just coping with the complexity of your life?

My Approach

I have been working as a counsellor in Derby for more than ten years. I use what’s known as an integrative approach to counselling which means that I make use of various theoretical models and therapeutic tools which, I hope, allows me to fit my practice to the varied needs of my clients. The main focus of my approach is guided (not exclusively) by existential, person centred, and cognitive practices.

I have extensive experience of working in areas such as relationship problems, depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, trauma, abuse, low self-esteem, alcohol and/or drug abuse, sexuality issues, and dealing with anger. There are many things that counselling can help with. Coaching can also play an important part, for example: it can be hard to focus on personal issues if the work environment is generating too much stress.

I work both with individuals and with couples. Whether you are having difficulty coping with your present circumstances, or are troubled by things which happened long ago, counselling can have a huge positive impact on your life.

Location & Contact

I am a counsellor located on Ashbourne Road in Derby. My appointment times are flexible to suit the needs and lifestyles of my clients - including evening and weekend sessions. If you are interested in accessing counselling in Derby then please use the links on the left of the page to find out more about the service that I offer.

A Safe, Comfortable Setting for Counselling


Client Statements

"David’s approach to the sessions varied, depending on what the issues were, and I always felt safe and comfortable enough to share my inner most thoughts. He was supportive, non judgemental and easy to talk to."

"David taught me to look at myself, my relationship with myself, and taught me that the value of life is in the relationship with others."

"I can without doubt say David is excellent counsellor who is genuine and a true investor in people."

"I was cynical about counselling before but now I would recommend it to anyone who is struggling to cope for whatever reason."

"Thanks to David’s listening and clear thoughts I now put myself first and have carried on as though nothing had ever happened. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to any one - whatever their problem was."