Welcome to David Tidsall Counselling and Psychotherapy in Buckinghamshire
I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Hello, my name is David Tidsall, thank you for visiting my website. I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 23 years experience. In my Buckinghamshire psychotherapy practice I work with people dealing with a wide range of circumstances, issues and problems.
Some of these may include:
- Understanding and treating shame
- Working through creative blocks
- Resolving traumas, both recent and historic
- Resolving relationship problems at home, work and socially
- Anger, stress and crisis management
- Finding healthy ways out of depression
- Changing Indentification with negative self-view
- Releasing creative potential
- Developing a resilient sense of self/UL>
- Coming to terms with bereavement and loss
- Understanding and resolving anxiety and panic attacks
- Understanding and changing addictive behavior
- Promoting and supporting life style change and self development
- Finding the balance between belonging and individuality
- Exploring and integrating difference and diversity
Please Note. Covid 19
During the current restrictions arising from Covid 19, I am working either online or by telephone with the intention of moving to face to face work when it is safe for us to do so. Please contact me via email or telephone if you are interested in counselling or psychotherapy to address the problems listed above or if you would like some space to talk through your concerns about how the Covid 19 pandemic may be effecting you. I am aware current levels of uncertainty and isolation that you may be facing can bring other anxieties to the surface and trigger difficulties that in normal circumstances remain dormant or manageable.
I contiune to review the current situation regarding Covid and will be balancing the decsion to return to working in person alongside potential fears resulting from working in doors
Having reached my website, you are probably looking for some help to resolve a problem, or to make deeper changes in how you see yourself, the quality of your life or how you relate to others. Sometimes this may be a feeling that things are "not quite right", that "something is missing" or you are living in a way that no longer works for you. You might think that your reactions to events are self limiting, that you are not enjoying your relationships or have difficulty managing relationships in one or more areas of your life. Alternatively, you may recognise some of the problems listed above. These often involve heightened levels of stress or anxious thoughts and feelings, a sense of threat, or deepening low modes and an experience of being deflated with low energy and negative thinking. If this sounds familiar then please get in touch for an initial meeting using the link on the right side of this page or my contact page.
“…are the experiences of feeling ignored unwanted and uncared for. Being ignored is likely to lead to powerful anxiety because for a very small child it is dangerous to be ignored. Feeling unwanted will almost certainly lead to pervasive and toxic shame…. in adults…it will not be possible to trace these feelings to specific conflicts..”
Kathrin A Stauffer Emotional Neglect and the Adult in Therapy 2021
Deciding to seek help from psychotherapy or counseling can feel like a daunting first step. My approach is to take time to hear what is troubling you and work with you to explore the behavioural patterns, thoughts, feelings and sensations associated with what you are experiencing. From these we can begin to understand the conscious and unconscious messages and beliefs that influence how you live your life.
"...that change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not. Change does not take place through a coercive attempt by the individual or by another person to change him, but it does take place if one takes the time and effort to be what he is...." Arnold Beisser, M.D.
Often what we experience as problems or troubles result from what has happened to us either earlier in life, recently or both. I think we deal with events and circumstances in the best way we can at the time. However, sometimes these old beliefs we form about ourselves, others and ways of coping may no longer be useful for how we want to live now. For example:
We hold these beliefs outside of our awareness or unconsciously and over time they become deeply embedded, with part of our unconscious systems still believing in the presence of the earlier threat or relational deficit. As a consequence it can be difficult to make changes by ourselves. " its like the eye trying to see its self" This is where having a safe place to explore, be supported and, sometimes, challenged by a qualified experienced psychotherapist can help.
Offering Psychotherapy and Counselling near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, I am accessible from many towns in South Buckinghamshire, including Amersham, Marlow, Beaconsfield, Aylesbury, Chesham, Wendover, Princes Risborourgh, Stokenchurch , Gerrards Cross and the Chalfonts as well as from Thame, Maidenhead, Slough, Farnham Commom, Hemel Hempstead and Oxford.
This includes Counselling, High Wycombe and Psychotherapy either online or by telephone in these areas until such time as it is safe to resume face to face working.
Thank you for visiting, I look forward to hearing from you
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