Dr David Fong

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EMCC accredited coach - Clinical Psychologist - Therapist
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2SE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am passionate about sharing the opportunities to connect and re-connect       that being a part of nature brings us. Re-connection may be to your emotions that have been blunted by stress; to goals, aspirations and ambitions that have been obscured by the pressures of work and family life; to a value driven and purposeful life that has been weighed down by assumptions.

This is evidence based, goal directed work where we work towards your objectives; these are sometimes highlighted by obvious landmarks on the way, but are often shrouded in mist, and only emerge once we start to find the edges of our exploration together.

Clients that work well with me have often tried exploring an issue on their own, sometimes for years, but are now looking to have a trusted guide alongside them to help them find their way; to enable them to illuminate their path in new and different ways; or even to provide a space that a client can use to realise that they want to explore new paths altogether. Nature becomes the extra presence in our party and serves up surprises, metaphors, insights, connections and opportunities.

In more practical terms, I work with individuals or groups. I offer a free 30 minute discovery call in which the territory to be explored can be established and the chemistry between us - the working relationship - can be established. I then offer ongoing sessions at a suitable frequency and duration to you that will serve to allow the depth of an issue to be explored. 

Clients experiencing a transition, whether that be between jobs, life stages, or relationships are most likely to benefit from sessions with me. I work well with individuals or teams where direction has been lost and there is a need to reconnect to purpose, clarity and values. 

Training, qualifications & experience


I have a thirty year career of working with both change and acceptance, as a qualified and accredited psychologist, therapist and coach. I have worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors. I have a 13-year history of extensive hillwalking, hiking and experience in mountainous areas and am a qualified Hill and Moorland Leader. 


  • Bachelor of Science special honours degree in psychology with clinical psychology (B.Sc Hons, University of Hull, 1994)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy, University of Hull, 1997)
  • Chartered clinical psychologist (C.Psychol, British Psychological Society, [BPS], 1998)
  • Associate Fellow of the BPS (AfBPS, 2006 - present)
  • Recognised by Cardiff University Law school as an Expert Witness (2011)
  • Honorary teacher at Sheffield University (2017-2020)
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Children and Young People (Dip CBT/CYP; University College London, 2014)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership (PG Cert Leadership; University of Northumbria, 2019)
  • Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (BABCP, 2020 - present)
  • Recognized as a practitioner psychologist with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC - 2015-present).
  • Completed  Intensive DBT training with British Isles DBT and certified as a DBT therapist in June, 2022. 
  • National Navigation Award Scheme Gold Award and Hill and Moorland Leader award (both 2023) 
  • EMCC accredited coach (2024) 

Other areas of coaching I deal with

As a dual accredited therapist/coach, I am able to provide both psychological therapy and coaching; how we initially set up our working contract will define the territory we initially explore. As any explorer knows, the territory is always subject to change as are the route and methods!


£175.00 per session

Additional information

My fee per hour is £175, but a two hour outdoors coaching session is priced at £300, with variable rates for half and full days depending on location. 

The Practice Rooms, 5 Broomfield Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2SE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Dr David Fong
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