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David Baker, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

10 Years Experience


Hello and welcome to my profile.

If you are reading this it may be that you (or someone you know) is currently experiencing some life issues that could benefit from being explored alongside a trained, caring, therapist in a confidential, safe, space.
I understand that it sometimes takes courage to seek help and that there may be certain pre-conceived ideas about therapy/counselling and what it entails. Please rest assured that most therapy clients are just ordinary people like you and me, who are struggling with everyday issues.

I believe that we all have the capacity for personal development and self-growth and that we also have the the ability to reduce emotional suffering and improve our relationships. Sometimes a non-judgemental, caring person may be necessary to help in that process.

I trained as a person-centred psychotherapist at Warwick University, but have also trained in transactional analysis and existential approaches. I am also qualified to offer online and telephone counselling.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I believe that no one therapeutic approach is suitable for all, so work in a pluralistic way, trying to work alongside my client’s, with an approach that suits them best.


I work with a range of issues, including, anxiety, depression, panic and panic attacks, addiction and compulsion, trauma, relationship issues, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, self-esteem, self-criticism, shame, grief, loss and bereavement.
It may also be that there is a major life change that you would like to work through.

I currently work in private practice in London offering both short and long term counselling/therapy to individuals and couples in a safe, confidential environment.
Due to the ongoing Covid situation, I am currently offering online and telephone counselling.

I have supported people in my private practice, I have also worked in the voluntary sector, for the one of largest UK mental health charities and also the leading bereavement counselling service.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body image, Cancer, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #386148

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Baker. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

David has helped me reframe my ways of thinking and has been a useful tool during a period of flux in my life. Keeping me accountable and understanding where certain thoughts and feelings are coming from.

Written on Jun 25, 2024 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

David is always respectful and on time. He knows to ask the right questions, but also gives space when needed.

Written on Jun 11, 2024 after therapy with David for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

David Baker has been a source of compassion and firm guidance in moments where the sickness of my mind requires it. He has helped me get out of my head and given me tools for dealing with the parts of my mind that seem un-dealable. I am very appreciative of therapy with him and hope to continue working with him in the future.

Written on May 25, 2024 after therapy with David for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Awesome Person very helpful.

Written on May 08, 2024 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Approachable, courteous and precise in his speech. Any new information given to him is considered thoughtfully and it never feels as though what he is saying is in any way "scripted". Obviously has quite a lot of subject matter knowledge as well as real empirical experience dealing with many areas of therapy. I would highly recommend for individual video sessions (the type of sessions I've had thus far).

Written on Feb 16, 2024 after therapy with David for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

David is a very capable, calming and helpful therapist. I always leave each session feeling lighter and at ease.

Written on Feb 09, 2024 after therapy with David for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd