After a career in the law I wanted to do something that might help other people more directly, and counselling followed naturally from my role as mentor to members of my team.
I studied to be a psychotherapist, taking an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling which I gained With Merit. My area of research was the psychosocial impact of sudden disability, amputation and SCI, and the part which counselling might play in the process of rehabilitation.
Since 2007, I have been an honorary counsellor with Oxleas NHS Trust, helping clients with anxiety, depression, crises in a relationship and other challenges. And from 2010 until 2015 I was an honorary amputee rehabilitation counsellor with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, working in a prosthetics centre.
A sponsored cycle ride across Jordan, in a group which included several amputees, triggered my interest in rehabilitation: how had they got to where they where psychologically? They gave no quarter to their injuries.
I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with over 1,000 hours of clinical experience. I adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Further biographical information at www.zoominfo.com/p/David-Gladwell/374107987