david attryde

david attryde

About David Attryde

david attryde I learned to maintain confidentiality in all of my dealings with clients. Trust is so important. Keeping our word, following through when we say we will do something, and listening with healing ears are the actions that foster trust. When my clients understand that I can be trusted, they came back, enabling my clients to heal and grow. Mr. Attryde has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Theology from University of Kent, United Kingdom, and a Master's of Science in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University. David is a Pennsylvania Licensed Professional Counselor. David has presented at statewide conferences on treating families affected by sexual trauma.

Mr. Attryde has considerable experience working with adults, children and families with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, sexual issues, interpersonal conflict, couples counseling, divorce and custody issues, domestic violence and personal trauma. Mr. Attryde conducts a cognitive behavioral therapy approach in treating clients. This approach is an effective, non-intrusive and evidence based approach. In addition to counseling services, Mr. Attryde conducts forensic evaluations including psychosexual, violence and threat assessment, and custody evaluations. He has experience in Court testimony in juvenile and adult court.

Mr. Attryde has more than fifteen years as a forensic evaluator for Bucks County and surrounding county courts. Evaluations involve client and collateral interviews, psychometric assessments, and written reports. Rates vary according to the scope of the evaluation, use of assessments and specialized content. Mr. Attryde is also available for Court testimony as needed.

First Step

Through individual counseling you can reduce troubling symptoms and create positive change in your life. You’ll begin to identify what isn’t working and the effects these patterns are having on your relationships, mood, and productivity. It is possible to uncover a healthier, happier you. You can get your needs met, find and keep love, grow professionally, and build a satisfying life. Don’t waste another day! Get started today with a free counseling consultation.

Effective Counseling Factors

Define your goals. Think about what you would like to get out of counseling. It might be helpful to write a list of events, relationship issues, or feelings that you think are contributing to your distress.

Be an active participant. This is your counseling experience, so be as active as you can in deciding how to use the time. Be honest with the counselor and give her or him feedback about how you see the sessions progressing.

Be patient with yourself. Growth takes time, effort, and patience. All of your coping skills, behavior patterns, and self-perceptions have been learned and reinforced over a long period of time, so change can be difficult and slow at times.

Follow your counselor's recommendations. Take the time between sessions to complete any activities suggested by your counselor. Counseling is intended to improve your life in the "real world," so making efforts to try out and practice new behaviors, approaches, or ways of thinking could be a crucial element to the success of your counseling experience.