"If counselling is provided in a non-judgemental way with empathy and support, it can encourage the beginnings of authentic self-acceptance and provide a renewed wisdom and ability to feel okay, about NOT always being okay!" says London based counsellor David Clogg
With specialities including addiction, loss, stress, trauma and anxiety, David offers clients the time and space to express their feelings confidentially, and without fear of judgement.
What do you enjoy about your work?
I enjoy working for myself and managing my own time as well as working with clients on their process through change and being a conduit to this. I find this work challenging and rewarding and a craft which develops not only the clients I work with, but me as an individual.
Why do you think therapy is important?
For those who have the courage to reach out for help in their darkest times, I think it can be a key contributing factor toward inner awareness and personal growth. Most of the successful therapy I achieve is by assisting a client to empower themselves to self ‘heal’ as well as developing self acceptance of their authentic self and to challenge the story they arrive with. I believe good therapy plays an important part in this.
What is your favourite self help book and why?
I am not a particular fan of self help books. I think we live in a world where the market is saturated with them which causes a great deal of confusion. A great majority of them often strive towards ‘happiness’ and 'positive thinking' without giving meaning to the importance of the ‘darker' emotions, and their function.
Favourite quote and who is it from?
"No Tree, it is said, can reach to heaven, lest its roots reach down to hell" - Carl Jung
What are your own wellbeing habits?
Playing and listening to music, movies, the arts in general, holidays, continued professional development, being aware of my limitations, friends and community.