David Petch
MSc, BSc (Hons) MBACP (Registered)

About me and my practice

I am a fully qualified integrative counselor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the Addiction Professionals (AP) and as such, abide by their ethical framework and principles. I attend regular and ongoing professional supervision and training to ensure I am up to date, both with current practices and ethical standards.

I am based in Derby city centre and offer short term counselling or long-term psychotherapy to individuals over 16 years of age. The experiences we have early in our lives can often impact our view of the world and ourselves as adults. We may place unhealthy expectations on ourselves or view ourselves in an overly negative light.

I can offer you a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental environment in which I can help you to achieve the goals you set yourself at the start of our journey together.

As an integrative psychotherapist I have trained within three different modalities Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory and Person-Centered Therapy. However, I also utilise techniques from other schools of counselling such as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Gestalt Therapy and Schema Therapy. This allows me to specifically tailor the most effective course of counselling for you.

Outline of offer and experience


  • MSc in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • [BACP Accredited] Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • [BACP Accredited] Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • [BACP Accredited] BSc Psychology (Hons).
  • [BPS Accredited] Training at the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies (a franchised partner of the University of Bath).

I have worked for various counselling services within Derby city centre, working with clients presenting with a wide range of mental health issues and also specifically working in a service for clients presenting with eating disorders. I work both privately and within the NHS.

List of specialist areas

My specialist area is working with addiction, both substances and behavioural, and in addition to my private practice, I have worked in several substance misuse and alcohol services in Derby, helping individuals make the transition from addiction into recovery.

I have worked in an aftercare service in Derby, helping with the maintenance of recovery and relapse prevention, for people that have recently left an addictions treatment centre or detox unit.

I have been working within the addictions field for the last six years and have particular interest in working with substance misuse and addiction issues and also clients who may be struggling in their recovery.

I am a member of the Addiction Professionals (AP) and have attended training at the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies.

I have experience and knowledge surrounding several different models of addiction treatment and believe there is no one size fits all when it comes to recovery. Everybody’s journey is subjective to them and I can help you to find what works for you.

Contact details

Phone: 07870 706 848