About me

Qualifications

I am a qualified counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Registered member of the BACP. This means I utilise a range of therapeutic models in my work to provide a tailored approach to counselling to find what will work best for you. As a member of the BACP I work to the BACP ethical framework 

Experience

I have been working with people since 2017 and have gained direct experience in a wide range of areas including (but not limited to):

I began my counselling journey by volunteering at the Samaritans in 2013. This experience highlighted the value in helping people through extremely difficult times in their life and in 2014 I decided to train as a counsellor.  As part of my qualification, in 2017 and I began a placement at the Swan Project in Bristol, where I continued to volunteer for 4 years. This charity provides low cost long term therapy and is where I met my first unforgettable clients.

Personal

In my early 20's I felt that I wasn't living life to the full so I went to counselling to get some answers. Through the work (and it was real tough work at times) I came out of it a version of myself that meant I could engage with the people around me and more grandly the world around me.

More recently my life was changed through a personal journey I had following a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment. This experience has deepened my experience of the world and my capacity to hold complicated and painful experiences in my clients. I understand how changes to our health or the security of our circumstances can have a wide-ranging impact on all physical, emotional and relational parts of life.

Sometimes life can try to knock you down -  but I beleive that even through great challenges we can find a way to bring more richness and meaning to our lives moving forwards.

Tel: 07971 430263

Email: hi@davidcoxcounselling.co.uk