Counselling & Psychotherapy in King’s Cross & Hampstead
Thank you for visiting my website; I'm David Petherbridge, a psychotherapist working in King’s Cross and Hampstead.
Here you’ll find information on the counselling and psychotherapy I offer, including my location, fees, making an appointment and specialist areas I can help you with. I welcome enquires; you can email me here and I will get back to you promptly.
People seek counselling and psychotherapy for a wide variety of reasons including anxiety, low mood, depression and difficulty with relationships. A psychotherapist based in King’s Cross, I offer over 17 years of post qualification experience working with a wide variety of clients from diverse backgrounds and with differing needs.
I have particular experience and interest working in the following areas:
- Anxiety and depression
- Self-worth, self-esteem and confidence
- Relationships with others/ family conflicts
- Family conflicts and difficult family backgrounds
- Self destructive behaviour
- Loss and bereavement
- Sexual orientation and identity issues
- Body image concerns
- Masculinity and men’s issues
- Life transitions
- Stress management and stress at work
- Developing Mindfulness
As a psychotherapist in King’s Cross my practice in the Gray’s Inn Road is conveniently located – 10 minutes' walk from King’s Cross/St Pancras stations (also 10 minutes' walk from Russell Square and Chancery Lane Stations) and major bus routes. I also practice in Hampstead (near Overground and Northern Line stations).
You can click on links for details including maps and how to make an appointment with me.
A UKCP Registered psychotherapist, I offer a skilled, ethical and confidential service. Each person I work with is a unique individual and I work towards developing a relationship with you where you feel met, understood and respected by me for the person you are now, even if you don’t always feel this way towards yourself.
Because each person who comes to see me is unique, how we work together will depend on you, on your goals, and on the sorts of difficulties you are experiencing. As we get to know each other, and trust develops, therapy increasingly becomes a time where you feel able to talk with me about the most difficult aspects of your experience.
I work predominantly longer term although I have extensive experience of working short to medium term, from 6 to 40 sessions.
Qualifying from psychotherapy training in 1995, I actively engage in ongoing professional development, abide by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy’s code of ethics, and work to strict standards of confidentiality. I am currently engaged in further professional training at The Institute of Group Analysis.
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What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy? For more information on counselling, psychotherapy and my theoretical approach, click here. Both counselling and psychotherapy can help people address the following kinds of concerns: depression, low mood, bereavement, loss, adjusting to change, identity, anxiety, depression, difficulties in relationships with others, relationships with family, sexuality, lack of motivation, self esteem and confidence difficulties and loss of meaning and purpose.
Choosing a Therapist: Finding a professional with relevant experience and qualifications as well as someone whom you feel you can trust is essential. I am a UKCP Registered psychotherapist working in the King’s Cross WC1 area and I offer short, medium and longer term counselling and psychotherapy. For more information on my experience and background please click here, or to find out about fees and making an initial 80-minute appointment please click here.
Counsellor / Psychotherapist in King's Cross and WC1 area: Location is important, and finding someone with a practice that is close and convenient to either your place of work or home can really help you prioritise your counselling or psychotherapy. If you are looking for a psychotherapist in the King's Cross or WC1 area of Central London, you will find my consulting room in Gray’s Inn Road WC1.
I also have a practice in Hampstead NW3