David Taransaud is a psychotherapeutic counsellor, consultant, author, and trainer with over 20 years experience working with challenging youth.
He is the author of:
You Think I’m Evil: practical strategies for working with rebellious and aggressive adolescents (Worth Publishing - 2011).
I, Monster: positive ways of working with challenging teens through understanding the adolescent within us (Routledge - 2016).
The Rage for Life (IM publishing – 2017)
Regular contributor to Attachment (The John Bowlby’s Foundation magazine), Play Therapy Magazine and Children and Young People (the professional journal for counsellors and psychotherapists).
Taransaud frequently presents workshops across the UK and abroad on how to connect, empathise and form a genuine working alliance with troubled and troubling young people.
He also works as a foreign consultant in Karachi (Pakistan) and travelled to Kitgum (Uganda) where he independently set up an Art Therapy service in an orphanage for former child soldiers and young people affected by conflict and trauma.
His travel journal, Kitgum’s Orphans; Invisible Wounds was entered in the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA 2013). An international documentary and educational impact media award honoring members in the independent film and global humanitarian industry. It can be can be watched on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/54758687.