David Quarmby, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

David Quarmby

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David Quarmby, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

David Quarmby

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My Approach

I specialise in issues concerning sexual or relationship difficulties, including issues of sexually compulsive behaviour ("sexual addiction").

About Me

I have extensive experience as an NHS Psychotherapist, a Primary Care Counsellor, a University Counsellor, and in several industrial and commercial settings, as well as in private practice.

I have experience of working with many issues but currently specialise in the treatment of psychosexual and relationship intimacy issues, including sexually compulsive behaviour or addiction. My approach is informed by my psychoanalytic training, but I have learned to be adaptive to the needs of each individual or couple and the issues they bring, and so I work in flexible and responsive ways. Clients say that I am someone with whom it is possible to be at ease and to speak openly about troubling matters. With a wide experience of many life issues, my aim is to provide a consistent and reliable resource which can help you to understand and accept yourself better and to gain a greater sense of control over your life.

NB: During the present Coronavirus situation, I am working by Zoom rather than meeting clients face-to-face. This is a mode of therapy that I have used for a number of years and it is possible for effective therapeutic work to take place. I have completed over 100 hours of training in online counselling and will continue to offer this mode of therapy for the foreseeable future.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I trained in relationship counselling with Relate.
I have trained with STOPSO (Specialist Treatment Organisation for Perpetrators and Survivors of Sexual Offending).
I have trained in psychosexual psychotherapy with Tavistock Relationships. I have also trained in counselling sexually compulsive behaviour with the Laurel Centre.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Identity Problems
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Supervision

Types of sessions

  • Online Therapy


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First session (up to 50 minutes) £30.
Regular sessions (50 minutes) £65.
Clients with sexual difficulties £30.

UKCP College

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)
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