May 2020

One of our reflective group leaders, David is an integrative psychotherapist with many years experience in working with couples and individuals both in private practice and the NHS. This includes the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as a psychosexual therapist. In addition David is a counsellor with the charity Stopso, which works therapeutically with those at risk of sexual offending.

Photo of lecturer David Piner

David is a former graduate of the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy and has successfully completed the Advanced Couples Diploma. He holds an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

For the last couple of years David has studied with the Couples Institute (USA) under the supervision of Dr Ellyn Bader PhD who, along with her husband Dr Peter Pearson, developed the Bader-Pearson developmental model for couples' therapy. David joined the advanced group at the Couples Institute this year and is looking forward to introducing the model to London Diploma students.

David is a tutor and supervisor on the University of East London's Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is an emotional support trainer with the Red Cross and Foreign Office where he worked as an overseas psychosocial delegate providing emotional support for British nationals caught up in disasters overseas.