Counselling & Psychotherapy in central London & Hampstead
Welcome; I'm David Petherbridge, a psychotherapist currently offering on-line consultations due to the need for social distancing.
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 Bloomsbury, near Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road and Euston stations, I offer over 20 years of post qualification experience working with a wide variety of clients from diverse backgrounds and with differing needs.
In response to the need for social distancing due to COVID, I am currently working on-line.
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
- Difficult family backgrounds
- Self-destructive behaviour
- Loss and bereavement
- Sexual orientation and identity issues
- Body image concerns
- Masculinity and mens' issues
- Life transitions
- Stress management and stress at work
- Developing Mindfulness
In response to the need for social distancing due to COVID, I am currently working on-line and via telephone. I hope to be retuning to practice in central London during the autumn of 2021.
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 8 to 40 sessions.
Qualifying as a psychotherapist 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. As well as offering individual psychotherapy I also teach and run groups. For more information on my teaching and group work, please look at my 'Courses & Groups' page.
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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 conveniently located in the Tottenham Court Road/ Euston area, 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 Bloomsbury 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.
I also practice psychotherapy in Hampstead NW3
My psychotherapy practice in Hampstead is easily accessible via Northern Line (Belsize Park) and Overground (Hampstead Heath) stations.