David is a psychotherapist and counsellor with more than 20 years’ experience working to support those in need. David focuses on and excels in couple’s and family therapy, trauma and substance abuse, supporting men and issues around sexual orientation by drawing on a range of techniques including Gestalt, Analytic Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Process Work. His grounded and diverse approach to counselling and therapy enables him to help clients harness their own self-healing capacity and guide them towards a happier life.
David’s path to understanding the process of Psychotherapy and its importance in various counselling services originated in New Zealand where he began his work as a counsellor in Methadone Treatment, later working with Refugee survivors of Trauma and in Student Welfare and Family Therapy clinics. He worked in a Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre for young adults and as a care manager in the disability field. He ended his New Zealand experience as a community mental health support worker.
David has an understanding of drug and alcohol abuse and he works to support people dealing with the challenge of addiction. He immigrated to the NSW Central Coast in 2008 to take up a new professional opportunity. His work since moving to Australia has included family therapy with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and work as a volunteer counsellor with Acon in Newcastle, counselling for Beyond Blue and at the Villawood Detention Centre.
In recent years David has developed his interest in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. His experience gives him a unique perspective and he offers a comforting and safe space for his clients to work through their challenges on a journey of self-discovery.