About Me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, providing a safe, supportive and professional environment for people to explore their difficulties and ultimately make positive changes in their lives.

Qualifications and Training

  • Post Graduate Diploma with Distinction, Addiction Psychology and Counselling (London South Bank University, 2014)
  • Post Graduate Certificate, Addiction Psychology and Counselling (London South Bank University, 2013)
  • Attended Master Practitioner training course in Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders, 2017)
  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing & Peak Performance (Monash University via FutureLearn, 2016)
  • Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia (Kings College London via FutureLearn, 2016)
  • MA (Oxon) Chemistry (University of Oxford, 1995)


I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP) and adhere to their ethical frameworks.

Experience

Alongside my private practice, I work as a counsellor / therapist at an addiction and eating disorder treatment centre in Surrey, where I help to deliver a comprehensive treatment programme, working with individuals, groups and family members. I have previous experience in both private and community based settings, working with individuals who are struggling with addiction and other issues, as well as with family members, who also often need support.

As well as my work in this field, I am also able to draw on my considerable experience working as a commercial professional, during which time I held a variety of senior management roles, working with and leading teams of people to achieve change and growth targets in industry.

Dave Waller MA (Oxon), Pg Dip, MBACP, MFDAP                                                                       © Dave Waller 2017