Welcome to Calmspace Counselling

A confidential space to explore thoughts, feelings and challenges in your life

Welcome, and thank you for visiting Calmspace Counselling.

My name is David O’Hanlon and I am a counsellor/therapist based in Nottingham providing short and long-term therapy to adults and university students

I work with young people and adults, including higher education  students.  My approach is based on careful listening to you creating a genuine, kind and supportive connection with you.  

This creates the possibility of more understanding of your life and your self and the ability to grow and create a better life for yourself.

I work primarily with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

I can offer both person-centred and solution-focused sessions, according to each client’s particular needs. I am experienced in helping clients with wide ranging difficulties including:


Responses to trauma


Loss and bereavement

Sexual assault and abuse

Physical and emotional abuse

Substance mis-use and self harming

It is possible that a small number of sessions can be enough to work through a current issue and establish a better future.   

Alternatively, working in an open ended way can work at a deeper level and gain greater insight and self awareness into what troubles us.  Which approach to take is what works for you.  If you commit to say, six or twelve sessions, this may be enough for you and you can always extend, if this seems helpful.    

Being listened to in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment can itself start to bring a sense of relief and freedom.

fees & availability

Counselling sessions last 50 minutes. Session fees are £40, I also provide sessions at £25 for those on low income/students. I am usually available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday after 9 am and up to 7.30 pm. The number of sessions is ultimately determined by your needs.

my location

I am based in Nottingham, England; I work online, using Zoom. I also provide a walking in nature therapy service, in the Arboretum public park, during daylight hours and subject to weather

get in touch

Please complete or send the contact form, or email me at davidohanlontherapy@gmail.com. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling/therapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, the sort of support that you are looking for as well as any goals you have. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.

You can also call me on 07597 046570 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have.

Enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone, video and email services.