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David Cuff, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor with a faith in the human potential to develop in a positive direction. I believe we have our own path to cut through the woods in our unique life journey. In the counselling process I am a confidential companion for a part of your journey. I can help you make meaning of your experiences and in navigating your personal challenges.

I take a non-discriminatory, LGBTQI+ affirmative, experiential, Person Centred approach. I believe neurodiversity is a difference and not a disorder. I take a non-judgemental, relational, holistic approach, alive to all aspects of self and factors outside of self. I believe the body keeps the score and we all have experiential resources that can help us more than we may think. My approach is gentle and follows the client’s lead to what is discussed, that is curious about felt senses and learning from what we are experiencing in the moment.

Other people can and do help us feel loved and valued yet also the reverse. My approach recognises feelings of aloneness and how in our interior life we can agonise over our behaviours, choices and the quality of our relationships.

What has happened to us affects our way of being in the present, particularly in terms of adverse childhood experiences. Quite often our story of those experiences or an absence of a story are based on childhood decisions and strategies. However, I support clients in drawing on their own internal resources to live in the present and find closure to unfinished business.

I hold the BACP professional qualification at Post-Graduate level in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton. I am also professionally certified in online and telephony based counselling (Open University/BACP and The Online Therapy Institute); Working At Relational Depth (CARA) and Child Protection in Education (Educare). As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I practice within their ethical framework.

I take a non-judgemental, relational, holistic approach, which is alive to all aspects of self and factors outside self; supporting a person’s forward momentum in simply being a person.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Services offered

Video
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Messaging

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #382975

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Cuff. 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.

Great listener, proactive and balanced.

Written on Feb 21, 2024 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

David, my first therapist, has been great in introducing me to therapy and has offered support with specific issues I’m currently going through. He has provided me with more confidence in my decisions and helped develop different ways of thinking to address my challenges moving forwards.

Written on Jan 08, 2024 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

David is always cheerful and interested in what I have to say, he provides advice clearly with lots of examples and often provides me with resources for me to review for better understanding. I'm very happy with his service.

Written on Jan 06, 2024 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

David is well experienced. He probes, asks the right questions and guides you to understand what may be the cause of what’s bothering you. He is very kind. Explains in very clear terms and sets a reasonable target for you to meet up with.

Written on Jan 02, 2024 after therapy with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

David is kind, and understanding and offers great advice. I'd highly recommend him.

Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes