Hi, I am David Rouse, and welcome to Shining Light Counselling

I am a level 4 counsellor; I have trained for 4 years and I am qualified and registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy). I work within an ethical framework, building a professional relationship within the counselling room where we can work together. I have my own practice in Spalding, Lincolnshire and provide a safe and confidential environment.


I am an integrative counsellor which means that I use a person centred approach, integrating a variety of specific therapies in addition to addressing social and spiritual aspects. This allows you to explore your own conscious thoughts and find answers that will unlock the underlying difficulties you are experiencing and move forward with a better understanding of yourself.


I have had a lot of experience with The Richmond Project and Cruse, this has given me invaluable experience and knowledge of loss, grief, bereavement, separation anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, self-harm, trauma and feelings of guilt, shame, and worthlessness.


Finding the right therapist is key, it is important that you feel comfortable, that I am the ‘right fit’ for you. Please call for an initial, no obligation chat, I am here to help.

I have training, qualifcations & experience with..

  • NSCF cache L2 In counselling skills
  • NSCF cache L3 In counselling

  • I'm a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

  • The foundation for infant loss in assisting clients with subsequent pregnancy after loss

  • Creative Art therapy, colour and sand tray

  • Spiritual awareness

  • NSCF cache L2 In understanding children and young people's mental health
  • CPCAB L4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling

  • The foundation for infant loss Training

  • Cruse awareness in bereavement care

  • CBT

  • Safeguarding adults

Please visit my services page to know more about what I can provide for you

What does this mean for you?

  • It means I have met the BACP's standards of registration
  • I have regular supervision, with a qualified supervisor, ensuring my practice is ethical and follows good practice guidelines laid down by the BACP
  • I am committed to my continual professional development
  • I adhere to the BACP's ethical framework
  • I am fully insured with a liability insurance