What Is Systemic Counselling?
Who is it For?
This approach always sees people in relationship and largely assesses a persons quality of life this way.
Whilst acknowledging that the past can strongly affect and shape our lives the systemic approach does not spend much time dredging up the past but rather helps people to see the way the past remains with us today.
The Systemic approach is flexible in that individual sessions can become couples sessions or family sessions over time as things develop. We recognise that family and couples work is specialised and as such forms a major part of the training.
Systemic Recovery Coaching
Addiction and Dependence are things that can devestate families and ruin lives. The systemic approach uses evidence based methods which will allow you to understand why you do what you do and how to manage yourself better in those difficult moments that make all the difference.
Systemic Couples Counselling
The Systemic approach will help you to reconnect with your partner in even better ways than you did originally. Working with my wife we offer you an eight session course that has been proved to be effective time and time again.
Systemic Family Therapy
Families go through all kinds of trnsitions and difficulties. The systemic approach is designed to work best when working with whole families. It is designed to support the family system through your difficulties more than any other approach.
Systemic One to One counselling
Even though the systemic approach is designed to work with systems, one to one counselling still proves to be very effective as the focus of the work is the quality of the relationships. Depression, Anxiety, loss and transitioning are all supported in this model
As a therapist I offer several different forms of counselling. Starting with one to one general counselling needs. As a couple we laso offer couples counselling.
My specialist area is addiction recovery. I run a service called A2R (Alternative to Rehab). This is a one to one recovery coaching service that enables you to remain at home and at work whilst engaging with an intense and effective recovery programme.
I am a recovered addict who believes that personal recovery coaching is the best treatment for addiction in most cases.
“My advice for anyone taking up this service would be to persevere if at first you don’t think this is for you. By the end of our 6 sessions I felt like everything had clicked into place. I really felt like Dave had understood where I was coming from and had very quickly (considering the fairly limited amount of time) managed to get the measure of me and my situation. Everyone is different but I don’t tend to confide in people so this in itself was a big deal for me.”
Claire – Client
“Session one he had given me a couple of questions to think about and straight after the session I’d written my answers down, then just before session two I looked at them again and answered them differently. I wasn’t sure how, in such a short time I could have changed the answers but as the sessions went on it became apparent – what Dave was doing by challenging me was making me reflect and this was something I don’t usually do”.
Phil – Client
“Dave has taken me through a process that helps me understand myself much better. I have become more aware of my thoughts (both conscious and unconscious), feelings and emotional states and in turn started to questions a lot of my automatic behaviours and beliefs I have held about myself and others. Through working through these I no longer fee the need to exit my life temporarily for some relief and respite by drinking and drugging”.
Rob – Client