David Banos Smith

Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP

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David Banos Smith

Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

11 The Avenue
Bristol BS9
020 3974 2905
Offers online therapy

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About

I work with people who are you feeling anxious or depressed or uncertain how to live in a way that feels satisfying. With people who have suffered bereavement, the end of a relationship or who are struggling with relationships that aren't working and leave them feeling unhappy. With people who are unhappy at work and feel stuck in a job that isn't what they'd hoped it would be, a job that's too challenging or not challenging enough. With people who are struggling with ways of being sexual, who find it hard to have the kind of sexual relationships they want, to know how to begin, negotiate or end intimate sexual relationships.
The approach to therapy that I take, namely existential therapy, emphasises the freedom of the client to bring as much or as little of themselves to sessions as they desire. In my experience this approach tends to open up possible ways of seeing ourselves in the world providing us with novel ways of being that were previously difficult to imagine.
I try to be as open as possible to whatever you bring to sessions. Sometimes I'll say very little, other times I may say quite a lot. My aim is always to respond to you as you are in a way that helps you to clarify how you find yourself, how you're feeling, what sense you make of your current predicament and what options there may be for a better future.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: £30 - £60
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • Membership: UK Council for Psychotherapy / Member
  • Training: Existential Psychotherapy / 2017

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Individual Member
  • Membership: UK Council for Psychotherapy / Member

Location

11 The Avenue
Bristol BS9
020 3974 2905
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Existential
  • Integrative
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
Photo of David Banos Smith, PhD, Psychotherapist in Bristol
David Banos Smith

Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP