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I am a BACP registered counsellor. I offer a professional counselling and psychotherapy service to a diverse range of clients in the Clapham and South West London area.

I work as an integrative therapist, meaning that I work with a variety of therapeutic techniques, depending on which is most appropriate and most helpful to the client. I am experienced in techniques from the following models and disciplines.

  • Psychodynamic
  • Gestalt
  • Transpersonal
  • Humanistic
  • CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
  • Mindfulness

In my work I have a down to earth approach. I avoid unhelpful jargon or abstract theories. Instead I prefer to work in a way which makes sense to my clients.

Clients that I have worked with include working professionals, young adults (18+), students, people of different from different races and cultures, and people from the LGBT community.

When not working in private practice I work as a counsellor in the clinical team of a major London university. This is a multidisciplinary, professional team. Working alongside a team of counsellors, mental health advisers and a psychiatrist, I maintain high standards of clinical practice as well as keeping up to date with the latest developments in the world of psychotherapy and mental health.

I originally trained as a therapist at the Mary Ward Centre, qualifiying in Therapeutic Counselling. This training course is accredited by the BACP.

I have worked as a bereavement counsellor at Camden, City, Islington & Westminster Bereavement service. Subsequently I have worked at several major London universities as a counsellor. I have developed a broad knowledge of working with young people, students, people from international backgrounds as well as gaining a thorough knowledge of the higher education sector. In this work I have also gained a lot of experience working with people for whom English is not their first language.

Prior to working as a psychotherapist, I had a successful career working in media. This has given me a good understanding of what it means to work in the corporate and professional world.


The BACP is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a registered member of the BACP.


The BACP maintains a register of counsellors and psychotherapists. The register is assessed and accredited under the Accredited Register scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (the Authority). 

It's good to talk

The 'It's good to talk' website is the BACP's directory of registered counsellors. You can find my directory entry here.

Ethical Framework

I adhere to the BACP's ethical framework. This helps to ensure that my work complies to the standards of good practice as set out by the BACP.

David Stark

Counsellor & Psychotherapist