ARE YOU FEELING
I'm Dave Chambers, a professionally trained and qualified counsellor and the owner of Counselling Chambers, a private practice based in Manchester.
I offer a safe space, where I will listen to and support you, as we work through the difficulties you are experiencing in your life. Together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings and I will help you in your pursuit of any goals you may have - improved well-being, greater
clarity, peace of mind or increased self-worth.
My aim is to help you unlock your full potential by seeking to identify
issues that may be blocking or holding you back and to assist you to uncover your own resources, to maintain personal growth and well-being.
As a person-centred counsellor, I am registered to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which supervises my practice and ethical conduct. I have a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am in the final stage of a Master's Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (complete in January 2022). In addition, I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and Social Policy and a Diploma in Social Work.
I continually strive to develop my skills and practice and have received additional training in CBT, mindfulness, domestic abuse and working with clients from the Black, Asian and LGBTQ+ communities.
Counselling is my devotion and passion. With 25 years of clinical experience, helping people in various settings such as Youth Justice, Probation and Social Work, I am led by my core values:
Compassion – My approach is to attune to my clients with kindness and compassion and to be attentive to their needs. I have a desire to help people find compassion within themselves and to help them manage any self-criticism or negative self-talk.
Empathy – Is at the heart of my person-centred approach. I aim to walk alongside you in your understanding of your experience and to share your uncomfortable feelings. In this space your struggles will be heard, held and understood.
Authenticity – Unfortunately as humans, we are socialised to be inauthentic at times (for example, “how are you today?”,”I’m ok”, when we are not). I will be authentic in our relationship, offering honest and kind feedback and helping you to connect with your authentic self.
Inclusivity – I am sensitive to the needs of marginalised people and welcome clients from all genders, sexualities and ethnicities.
If you would like to know more, or to book your first session, please contact me.