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Counsoul locationLondon, London

(6 Reviews)

My name is Dave Clogg and I am a MBACP qualified independent counsellor. I offer one to one counselling and run therapeutic groups with associate counsellors and psychotherapists in central London. Counselling is a powerful space that can support you through difficult periods in life and help you to understand more clearly, why you may be feeling unhappy, stuck or at a loss of what to do and unsure how to move on.

Counselling is for anyone who has reached a point with a particular issue or problem in life where they have tried several ‘strategies’ but found no lasting relief. It aims to analyse the issue(s), and what may be consciously, or more significantly unconsciously causing this, by providing you with a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space in which to explore your unique issue(s), alongside a witness and a trained qualified professional.

CounSoul focuses on an individual’s inner suffering, meaning that which comes from the struggle from within us emotionally and psychologically as we journey through life and its various stages and transitions. I offer a space for you to examine your life, and to do the work you need to in order to help you live the life you wish to live.

The ‘Soul’ in CounSoul.
The human ‘Soul’ as a concept, is the central business of therapy. It is that which transcends the five senses of how we experience the world.
It is concerned with experiences which stay in the memory and impact on the heart. It is more about the journey through life and less about the specific details or labels we and others choose to put on this. It is the experience we hold in our memory and body which forms our experiences as we travel through life, which impacts on us in many different ways. Every human has a ‘story’, which is influenced by our early experiences in life, which form central core beliefs. If we do not give attention to the ‘soul’ within our story it suffers as we begin over time to lose our sense of purpose, our longings and our self, and often that which we are lead to believe brings us happiness, simply doesn’t fulfil us on a deeper level, so counselling can help in revisioning your story, and viewing your life from a different perspective, by helping you to see where you neglect your own sense of well-being and get caught in outdated behaviours to compensate for this.

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Counsoul Reviews

Counsoul Reviews

Review of Counsoul by H
5 02/07/2018 H

Saturday 11:03
"Going through a period of 5-6 weeks of what seemed like hell and darkness, Dave really was the guiding light in my healing. As anyone should recognise mental health issues are not to be taken lightly and seeking help in any shape or form is the way forward. Dave combines his professional and self experience to provide accurate help. It's really differentiates in my opinion of the standard, especially coming from someone who has been seeking professional mental health for 6 years on and off. Mentioning earlier that Dave was the guiding light in my recovery; when it comes to things like this, you as the individual are the only person that can ultimately get yourself out of what you're feeling. That statement is certainly true in my case but what Dave provides is guidance in the sense of allowing you to recognise certain avenues and certain paths of thinking to challenge yourself and allow you to get on a path that you feel is comfortable to self-healing. No doubt, I would seek help from Dave in the future, should I need it again."

Review of Counsoul by Daniela Nedyalkova
5 18/04/2018 Daniela Nedyalkova

Review of Counsoul by Debora Mal-mar
5 Debora Mal-mar

It is rare to find a therapist that has such a wide breadth of experience. Not only does Dave bring soul and authenticity he also brings deep clinical experience to his practice. I trained with Dave many years ago and will continue to refer clients to him. The space he offers is safe, authentic, compassionate and will challenge clients to make long lasting and profound shifts in their lives.

Review of Counsoul by Sophie Michaels
5 Sophie Michaels

Dave has helped me through many challenges in my life. He has a very soulful yet grounded energy and helps me to feel comfortable and at ease in his company. I enjoy talking with him, he offers a kind and empathic listening ear whilst offering thoughtful and compassionate challenges to my old ways of thinking. I also know Dave takes his work very seriously, treats his clients with respect and is completely trustworthy. With vast experience across his career, particularly with addiction, I would have no hesitation to recommending Dave as a therapist to join anyone on their healing journey. He’s understood me in some of the darkest times of my life and I know he offers this valuable space for others.

Review of Counsoul by Emma Morgan
5 Emma Morgan

Being sceptical about therapy after a few attempts I finally found Dave and now I am converted.
Compassionate open and engaging are but a few words that spring to mind.
I never thought that talking therapy was ever going to help but it really does and has.
I believe it is all about finding the right person for you... not someone who sits with a pad and constantly asks “and how did you feel about that” while hardly making eye contact with you was my previous experience’s.
I felt Dave really listened and heard me...I felt relaxed and instantly at ease in his presence which made the whole process easier to open up.
I liked and trusted him and that for me is key.
So thank you Dave you have changed my life for the better.
I highly recommend everyone should have therapy as long as you find the ‘right’ person and as far as I am concerned that person is Dave.

Review of Counsoul by Emma Spiegler
5 Emma Spiegler

I highly recommend Dave. He brings his heart and soul to his practice and is highly skilled at establishing authentic therapeutic connections with his clients. He is able to be fully present whilst in relationship with those he counsels which makes for a very real and meaningful therapist/client relationship. He has an ability to hold a wide range of emotions in mind having had difficult life challenges himself, which in turn enhances his ability to be be both empathic and honest in his therapeutic work. Dave has an excellent sense of humour and works creatively with clients, by accepting them for exactly where they are at, and challenging them to work on the parts of them hidden and thus assisting in the process of them realising their own true potential.


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How I work

During sessions, I practice according to three main principles:
• Non-judgemental - I work with a client’s reality, accepting them as they are and without judgement or prejudice, supporting them toward as journey of self-acceptance.
• Empathic - I provide clients with a space to express complex or difficult emotions. People often need to be heard and acknowledged before they can understand what might be holding them back or keeping them caught in an unhealthy cycle.
• Empowering - I work with clients to realise the best version of themselves, offering authentic connection, supporting you to realise and manifest your own potential. Authentic empowerment means having the ability to feel safe in your vulnerability, and knowing and accepting your limitations, as well as realising your strengths and developing your relationships.

My practice is best described as relational counselling. It is a non-directive form of therapy, which acknowledges that you are the expert on your life and that I do not claim to have any answers that you cannot find from within yourself. However, it can be helpful to be supported in finding these answers or a path which is where therapy plays a part. My part is to listen, accept and assist in enabling you to gain increased awareness of yourself, your environment and the implications of the choices you make, leading you a more meaningful and fulfilling life. My method relies heavily on a collaboration, with me acting as a guide for you to explore what you need to.
Specialist areas and experience
• Addictive behaviours
• Stress and anxiety
• Depression/prolonged low mood
• Relationship difficulties
• Life transition
• Trauma
• Loss or bereavement
• Existential crisis

Work history from Counsoul

Work History

Treatment Director (Fixed Term)

Swiss Recore AG - Switzerland

From October 2017 to April 2018.

Setting up, delivering and supervising clinical standards. Lead on Liaison with partnership hospitals and clinical standards Client assessment and bespoke treatment design Marketing and promotion of treatment methodology. Initial assessment and care planning design Overseeing clinical reports, clinical governance and detailed discharge summaries Clinical intervention, and aftercare design. Hiring and supervising live in case managers, and complimentary staff, Clinical lead on reflective practice and clinical supervision.

Forensic Clincal Counsellor

NHS (East London Foresnsic Directorate)

From October 2014 to October 2017 .

Principle Role: Psychological Risk assessment and formulation (HCR-20 – SIPP 118 – PCL 90) in psychiatric high/medium secure units, in the community and within a probation setting. Working with anti-social and severely high-risk personality disordered patients. Working as part a multi-disciplined psychiatric and psychologically led clinical team to establish appropriate care provision for those held either under section 37/147 of the mental health act, or serving community based sentences in the community under license. Leading on dual diagnosis and substance misuse counselling and intervention with this patient group in order to reduce harm and risk to the public under the directorate of the national offender management and the home secretary’s office (Ministry of Justice - MOJ)

Counsellor/Team Lead (The Core Trust, West London)

The Core Trust

From March 2009 to September 2014.

Responsible for coordinating the care and treatment of allocated clients Individual assessments with prospective clients Clinical Induction and orientation procedure Devising individual care plans; identifying clients’ needs and individual bespoke treatment packages. Compiling Local Authority reviews & other clinical reports at key stages in treatment. Liaison with Care Managers, preparing Local Authority reviews and client care plans. Providing ‘crisis intervention’ Designing and Holding therapeutic process. Facilitate and prepare skilled-based groups/relapse prevention groups. Facilitate psychotherapeutic process groups Developing links with external agencies to deliver appropriate skilled based workshops as required. Offer clients a range of resources to provide advice and support on the following issues; debt management, basic money management, training and educational needs, benefit & housing entitlement, & health and well-being activities. Identify individual needs regarding skilled-based support. Support clients in accessing practical help & support with form filling / letter & CV writing & other writing skills. Support clients in accessing employment / further education /voluntary work. Develop and disseminate information and advice about substance use, health and social well-being. Manage a small team of volunteers providing support and supervision. Hold and direct weekly clinical meetings with clinical staff, discussing progress and concerns arising relating the client group on the programme.

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