February 2024

One of our reflective group leaders, tutor and teachers on the London Diploma, David is an integrative psychotherapist and supervisor with many years experience in working with couples and individuals both in private practice and the NHS. This includes the Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals 56 Dean Street clinic as a psychosexual therapist. In addition, David has worked with the charity Stopso, which works therapeutically with those at risk of sexual offending. He is an accredited member of COSRT.

Photo of lecturer David Piner

David is a former graduate of the London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy and holds an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy. For a couple of years David studied with the Couples Institute in the advanced group 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 introduces this developmentalapproach to London Diploma students. He has an interest in how sexual and relationship diversity can impact the process of differentiation.

David was a tutor and supervisor on the University of East London's Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Previously he worked asa psychosocial delegate with the Red Cross and Foreign Office where he provided emotional support for British nationals caught up in disasters overseas.