David Harford Counselling and Therapy

1122 days ago



Everyone can benefit from counselling, or psychotherapy, whether they are feeling distressed, or unwell, experiencing relationship difficulties, or simply wish to improve certain aspects of their lives.

Potential clients will be offered a 30-minute assessment session which is free of charge. The purpose of this first session is to establish whether the client(s) and myself wish to work together.

At the end of the assessment, should we reach agreement to begin a course of treatment, a deposit of £10 is required towards the cost of the first session. This deposit covers my room hire costs in the event that you either cancel, or fail to arrive for your first session.

Thereafter, clients will be required to pay for all subsequent sessions which will last for 50 minutes (80 mins for couples). Those with limited funds may be able to agree the low income rate by prior negotiation.

Above all, I provide a friendly and professional service provided in an atmosphere of warmth, mutual trust and acceptance.

For further details and to arrange an assessment, feel free to get in touch.


- Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred)
- UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor / Psychotherapist
- Accredited Counsellor Member of Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (ACMCOSCA/BACP)
- Founding member of the Scottish Transactional Analysis Association (STAA)
- Contractual Member of the ITA (Institute of Transactional Analysis)

I adhere to the ITA Code of Ethics, the COSCA Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and, also, the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have over 10 years working with people experiencing mental health difficulties. I also have substantial knowledge of supporting people with learning disabilities and physical impairments.

In addition, I hold a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, which is validated by COSCA and have significant clinical experience of treating a wide variety of presenting issues, including:

- depression
- low self-esteem
- anxiety
- agoraphobia
- panic
- stress
- bereavement
- anger management
- assertiveness
- self-harm
- survivors of abuse and bullying
- phobias
- eating disorders
- marriage / relationship problems (individuals and couples)
- personality problems

In addition, I'm presently undergoing advanced training and professional development towards becoming a Certified Transactional Analyst through the Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute (CPTI), which is located in the Newington area of Edinburgh.


Full rate - £40 per session (£50 for couples)
Low income rate- £25 per session
Telephone Counselling - £20 per session




An internationally recognised and highly-regarded humanistic model of counselling and psychotherapy incorporating elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), gestalt, person-centred and psychodynamic approaches.

A proven method of treatment for a wide range of psychological problems and a useful tool for personal growth and self-development.

Grounded in principles of equality, mutual respect and the belief that everyone can make positive change, TA is a collaborative method of working where practitioner and client work together to achieve the client's goals.

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