David had managed to cause my supporting friend in our session to feel bullied, manipulated, and put down. Rather than slowing down and backtracking, even after directly being asked to, he had later started up a confrontational exchange again we had asked him not to do.
Speaking for myself, I was confused over half the session as to where he was going with tangents we weren't interested in discussing. I was caught off guard on the idea that a client had to play the role of counsellor to convince David to not take a disagreement personally and calm him down. Based on what I have seen, I don't at all think his demeanor would be safe or productive for anyone. I would not recommend him as a counsellor or therapist.
I would also encourage prospective clients to research if David, is in fact, a registered or non-practicing psychotherapist as his website had strongly implicated. Have a look at the following link:
2430 Whangarei Heads Rd RD 4 Whangarei 0174
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