psychotherapy bristol

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

counsellor bristol
13th July 2024 
Counselling and psychotherapy
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A grounded approach to counselling and psychotherapy...

I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based in Bristol West. 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; obsessive thinking; problems of personality; coming to terms with change and loss; decisions and dilemmas etc.

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.

In recent years, I have also specialised in working with problematic sexual behaviours and preoccupations. I have undertaken training in sexual addictions and compulsivity and in working with those who are at risk of committing sexual offences or have done so. I offer a confidential service for people who may be worried about aspects of their sexual thoughts and behaviours.

My endeavour is to work with each person who comes to see me 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; and I endeavour to ensure that this 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 therapist. I am always happy to answer any queries you may have about the service I offer. My current availability can be found at the bottom of this page. You can email me or call me on 078 495 19 277.

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.

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Availability: week commencing 15th July 2024

This is my current availability. I generally update this section at the beginning of each week, sometimes more frequently, so do check back if you don't see a suitable time listed here. You are also welcome to email me or give me a call on 078 495 19 277. New appointment times can become available at short notice and I would be happy to get back to you if something comes up.

Appointment times currently available on a regular basis:

Appointment times available on a one-off basis only this week: