psychotherapy bristol

David Wakely, M.A. UKCP reg.
Counselling and psychotherapy

counsellor bristol
25th October 2016 
Counselling and psychotherapy
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A grounded approach to counselling and psychotherapy...

Home. birdcage walk 3I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist; I have been working as a counsellor for twelve years and I have been professionally registered as a psychotherapist with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) since 2006. I am centrally located in Bristol near Whiteladies Road, on the borders of Clifton (BS8) and Redland (BS6).

I offer a constructive, grounded approach in a safe and confidential environment, with the aim of helping people to explore and gain clarity on various aspects of their lives, to resolve problems and to find new ways forward.

I work with people on a wide range of issues. These may be specific and definable such as problems with moods and emotions; difficulties in relationships; addictive and compulsive behaviours; choices and dilemmas; or coming to terms with change and loss. (For a full list of issues that I deal with, see below.)

People also bring problems that are more difficult to define - a sense of confusion about their lives and about who they are, a lack of direction, a loss of meaning or joy in living, difficulties in relating to others, or concerns about identity or sexuality.

My endeavour is to work with my clients in a way that respects who they are and their situation in life. I acknowledge that everyone who comes to counselling or therapy brings with them a unique set of circumstances, background, values and beliefs. It is this that sets the framework for the work we do together.

This website is designed to give you an idea of the way I think and work as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am always happy to answer any queries you may have about the service I offer. You can email me or call me on 078 495 19 277.

Issues that I have experience of working with include:
  • anxiety
  • depression; sadness; low mood
  • loss of purpose; loss of meaning; loss of pleasure
  • low confidence; low self-esteem; shyness; social anxiety; social phobia
  • obssessive and intrusive thoughts; compulsivity; OCD
  • anger; irritability; short temper; anger management
  • stress; work problems
  • addictions
  • loss; bereavement
  • difficulties in relationships; infidelity; affairs; open relationships; jealousy; trust issues
  • sexual compulsivity/hypersexuality (sex addiction); pornography; cybersex; fetishism; paraphilias
  • sexuality; sexual identity; sexual orientation
  • issues facing lesbian, gay and bisexual people; transgender/transsexual issues; LGBT
  • questions and dilemmas of identity, direction in life, relatedness and solitude, creativity etc.

    More information about the way I work can be found on other pages of this website. I abide by the Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct specified by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

    If you are interested in making an initial appointment or if you have any questions about the service I offer, you can email me or phone me on 078 495 19 277.

  • Home. ukcpnewlogoRegistered member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
    Membership no. 06158510

    Availability (week commencing 24th October 2016)

    Appointment times currently available on a regular basis:
    Tuesdays 5.00 p.m.; Thursdays 11.30 a.m.

    Appointment times available on a one-off basis this week:
    Wednesday 6.15 p.m.

    These times are all available this week. If you do not see a suitable time listed here, please feel free to get in touch anyway as new available sessions can come up at any time.


    1.1.16: Changes made to "Contact and fees" page.

    26.9.15: I am currently studying for the TCCR's (Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships) Certificate in Psychosexual Studies.

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