|Locations:||Low Cost Clapham|
David Palmstrom offers a safe, supportive and confidential space to explore any concerns that his clients wish to bring. As we have all felt lost, alone or unheard at some point in our lives, he thinks that everyone can benefit from counselling. David believes that each person knows what is best for them. However, life experiences can cloud our connection with who we truly are. Counselling can help to re-establish that connection. It is not always an easy path; it can bring up painful feelings. David is always present with his clients and gives them time to tell their story and hopes to get to know their true selves. He may ask questions or repeat things that his client has said or sometimes will just sit in silence holding the space.
David believes that no two clients are the same and so takes an integrative approach. This means that he has a range of different tools, which he can combine and use depending on what is best for each client. He may use warm, person centred techniques to allow the client to share their thoughts and feelings, and so relax into themselves. On other occasions, David might take a more psychodynamic approach helping his clients become more aware of how their past still influences their behaviours today, giving them new options for tomorrow.
For many years, David worked as a free-lance creative so he understands the pressures that can go with uncertainty and the strains it can put on important relationships; be it partners, colleagues, friends or family. He knows how quickly people can feel lost, overwhelmed or worthless and how easy it can be to develop unhelpful processes to deal with these strong feelings. David is optimistic and likes to work with his clients to help them discover more grounded and empowering ways of dealing with intense emotions and situations.
David is an integrative counsellor and is a member of the BACP. He currently works within The Awareness Centre’s Low-Cost Counselling Service in Clapham whilst working towards completing a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.