My name is David Barnes and I come from the UK. I completed my counselling diploma at the Central School for Counselling and Therapy in London in 1996. I have lived and worked in Germany since 1998. During this time I have worked with individual clients and couples addressing a wide range of issues. I have considerable experience in working with bi-national couples and I work in both English and German.
The majority of my clients are men, though I also work with women. I have a number of transgender clients, too.
Before moving to Germany my work in London covered issues such as HIV and sexual health, sexuality; in particular dealing with issues related to being gay, lesbian or bisexual.
I also have extensive knowledge of and experience in working with people dealing with issues arising from sexual abuse.
1993–1996: Voluntary short and longterm counselling at Project for Advice Counselling and Education (PACE) London
1995: Counselling Diploma acquired from Central School for Counselling and Therapy (CSCT) London
1996–1998: Health Advisor at St Stephen’s Centre, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London
1998: Moved to Germany
2001–2003: Counsellor at Psychologische Beratungsstelle für Kinder, Jugendliche und Eltern und Informationsstelle gegen Sexuelle Gewalt, Baden Baden (Counselling Service for Children, Teenagers and Parents and advice centre for sexual abuse)
2003–2007: Counsellor at the Schwulenberatung Berlin (Gay counselling organisation)
2005: Private Practice for Individual and Couples Counselling in English and German
2010: Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie status acquired. (Non-Medical Practitioner for Psychotherapy)
2015: Hypnosis Basic Education
2016: 2 years training in sex therapy (all aspects of sexuality within relationships) at the Institut für Beziehungsdynamik in Schöneberg, Berlin