Joanna Davies MBACP Accredited Counsellor
I am a humanistic integrative, psychosexual and relationship counsellor. I specialise in: Anxiety, Self Esteem, Relationship and Sexual Issues, Issues of identity, Stress, Unresolved Childhood Issues, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Self-harm, Grief and Loss. I offer both short and long term therapy for individuals.
I am an experienced accredited BACP and UKRCP registered Counsellor. I am also a qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Counsellor and a general nember of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor.
By using a number of different theoretical approaches; psychodynamic, gestalt, person-centred and transactional analysis, as well as mindfulness and an integrated trauma model, I tailor the way I work with each individual.
I offer a safe and accepting place for you to work through any issues that are affecting your life.
I may work in many different ways based on what suits you best. Often I work by:
* Exploring and understanding the causes of issues.
* Exploring and understanding patterns of behaviour in order to open up the opportunity to make some changes if you chose to do so.
* Understanding how you currently manage difficulties: what works and what doesn't.
* Looking at how you might reduce any 'symptoms' you might have so that you can start to feel better and get on with your life.
* Looking at ways to make better decisions and take better care of yourself.
*Recognising your needs and responding to them.
* Understanding your relationships.
Counselling offers the opportunity to develop a trusting relationship in which to work through the difficult issues that occur throughout life. It can help you gain a new perspective that supports a more satisfying and resourceful way of living.
I have counselled clients for over 14 years, working at One in Four Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Faces in Focus Young Person's Counselling Service, The Awareness Centre NHS Counselling and Ealing Abbey Psychosexual and Relationship Counselling. I have held a private practice for the past 10 years where I provide both short and longer term therapy.
I have worked for the past 10 years at Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS) where I specialise in counselling survivors of rape and sexual violation, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence/abusive relationships and associated issues such as self harm, eating disorders, substance misuse, sexual and relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and panic etc.
I am also a Clinical Supervisor.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I am also a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (previously the British Association of Sexual and Relationship Therapists-BASRT)
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
Advanced Level Training Psychosexual Therapy
The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (CoSRT Approved)
Certificate in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (CoSRT Approved)
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual issues I work with include:
Loss of/decreased sexual desire
Anxiety/phobias around sex
Sexual issues resulting from an abusive experience
Sex and shame
Sexual identity confusion
Inability to orgasm
Inability to have penetrative sex- women (vaginismus)
Painful sex (Dyspareunia)
Sex after Childbirth
Relationship issues I work with include:
Changing negative relational patterns
Individual Assessment Session: £45
Individual Sessions: £45
All sessions last for 50 minutes.
Counselling is a big step, if you're unsure about anything and would like the opportunity to discuss things further please feel free to give me call on 07922991238. I am happy to answer any queries and discuss options with you.
Maps & Directions
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