David Whittingham Counselling and Psychotherapy
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and a registered member with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). My modality of counselling is to facilitate a safe, non-judgemental space for my clients to talk and explore their problems. I work in a non-directive way, which means that my client is at the centre of the therapy and is free to explore their thoughts and feelings, with me supporting them along the way.
Confidentiality is a critical element of working with my clients; at all times your anonymity will be respected by me. This is a key component to the work done in counselling and is encompassed within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, to which I adhere to.
As a registered member with the BACP it is important that I attend regular Supervision, which is an essential part of working as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist and underpins my work to ensure that I work safely, effectively and ethically.
Supervision provides an environment to explore to a greater degree the relationship with my clients so that we can move towards desired outcomes. All client work discussed in supervision will also adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling professions and is subject to the Confidential agreement which is consistent with my clients.
I have extensive experience working with a wide range of people from different age groups, gender, sexual orientation, social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This includes working as a volunteer counsellor, providing support to vulnerable young people and adults.
My experience also includes, but not limited to the following presenting issues:
• Panic disorder.
• Relationship issues.
• LGBT issues.
• Loss and bereavement.
• Survivors of sexual abuse.
• Suicidal ideation.
• Family breakdown.
• Low self-esteem.