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ADULT LEARNING. Pictured is David Downes a qualified councillor and his wife Rebecca who is in the process of qualifying.

BACP (Accred) Counselling Psychotherapist & Coaching Mentor

  • 37th Floor, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AA.

About BACP (Accred) Counselling Psychotherapist & Coaching Mentor


Born Dublin, Ireland, David moved to the UK.

Leaving college, David joined the Royal Navy, serving upon commissioned submarines. David went straight into business in the City of London upon leaving the RN, eventually becoming Managing Director and a non-quoted Public company – a post held for 13 years.

Through life experiences and psychotherapeutic training, David has gained a strong and empathic understanding of human performances and it limitations, especially in stressful and demanding circumstances.

Life happens, and it’s a fact almost 1/3 of us will experience a diagnosable mental health issue during the course of our lives. It’s also fair to say that some of us will simply become stuck over any given life issue, that could benefit from a limited degree of coaching face-to-face, or via the internet.Why should you continue to suffer, when professional trained and certified confidential help is at hand?

Let’s work together:

David’s work is based firmly around the biopsychosocial therapy model. His work with you being focused not only upon what’s psychologically discussed when in session, but also upon what is biologically and socially happening for you in the other 167 hours of the week, when you’re not. David manages your needs – 360 degrees.

Working closely together with your GP, ensuring that you’re receiving the very best pharmacological interventions that are right for you, is of primary importance to David – he fights for his clients best interests.

Coming from a strong business background, has provided David with a unique insight into how business law can best benefit employees, when resolving bullying and other forms of conflict in the workplace.

Why should you pay for work induced anxieties/depression, when there cause are elsewhere. Resolving problems, once and for all, via a combination of a psychotherapeutic intervention and mediation, is often the best way forward – David gets things done.

David is available to provide private and confidential one-on-one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psychotherapeutic coaching sessions. These are conducted in discreet professional locations in Chester, Liverpool, Warrington and Manchester, or alternatively off-site at client’s premises, upon request. Session times, in terms of duration and frequency, are tailored to fulfil your specific needs

So you’re stuck:

We nearly all, at some stage in our lives, become hung up on a problem and could all benefit in having a candid, brief and non-judgemental conversation, with a trusted professional therapist. Does it really require you to book an appointment and come in to see me? No, it doesn’t. Sometimes just a brief few minutes of Skype/phone coaching is enough to set a person up for the day or meeting ahead. To meet these client driven needs, David provides a remote coaching service whereby clients can speedily gain access to him directly, most days until 8pm. It’s inexpensive, prearranged and user friendly.

In the Workplace:`

In his corporate life, David works as a freelance EAP consultant on-behalf-of employers and management consultancies. His worked focused upon employee wellness in the workplace and in particular, stress management prevention. Life happens. It’s estimated that at least a third of us will suffer from a depression or anxiety related diagnosable mental health issue at some time in our lives..

Insurance Health Providers:

David is an approved psychotherapist provider with: BUPA, AVIVA, PRU HEALTH, WPA, CIGNA AND SIMPLYHEALTH.

David offers the following services:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Brief Interventions
Executive Coaching
Couple’s therapy
Mediation/Conflict Resolution
Transactional Analysis
Telephone counselling
Management consultancy
Training & Workshops
Critical incident stress de-briefing
Clinical Supervision

Training, qualifications & experience:

Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
EMDR UK & Ireland: Member, BABCP: Member
EMDR – Fully Trained
PGC in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) CBT and Transaction Analysis (TA)
Cert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cert in Neural Linguistic Processing (NLP)
City & Guilds – Teaching/Training
ESOL Level Two Teaching
CAA Commercial Pilot License (Part 114b Passed)
CAA Private Pilot License
CAA Instrument Rating
CAA Night Rating
FAA Private Pilot License
FAA Multi-Engine Rating.
CAA Medical Level Two

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