Maureen Davies. UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist. Registered Member MBACP (Snr Accred)
3 Grosvenor Avenue
01745 343600 / 07881922595
Hello, I am Maureen Davies, an experienced UKCP Qualified Psychotherapist and a Registered Member of MBACP as a Senior Accredited Counsellor with over 20 years experience of working in the therapeutic field. I am interested in the mental, social and emotional wellbeing of individuals especially those who struggle to manage their daily life activities or achieve their desires, dreams or potential due to life experiences.
I am a BUPA Recognised Mental Health and Well Being Therapist
Type of Practice and Client Group
I have a private practice and see individuals, couples and young people during the day and evening but not at weekends. I am able to offer both short term therapy (6 sessions or less) which is about working with a clearly defined focus and longer term therapy that allows for a more indepth exploration of issues and provides an opportunity to increase personal awareness and growth within a therapeutic relationship.
Method of Referral
A person can access the service by referring themselves or by being referred through an agency such as the legal services, solicitors. family courts, social services, GP surgeries, insurance companies, or EAP organisations.
My therapeutic approach has evolved over the years as I have increased my theoretical knowledge and this has provided me with a more integrative approach to working with clients such as a humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural base. In simple terms it means for you to address your problem we find the best approach to enable you to have a good outcome. The aim is for you to raise your awareness of how you feel, think and act in order for you to have choices regarding your response to your issue.
My Experience of Problems Clients have presented with;
Dealing with depression
Experiencing low self esteem
Rebuilding their lives after trauma especially childhood experiences
Couples who experience conflict / betrayal
Challenging personality styles of relating
The impact of shame affecting their personality, identity and intimacy
Coping with vicarious trauma
Method of Evaluating my Standard of Practice
I use the nationally recognised Core system to measure the effectiveness of my practice which allows both the client and myself to independently assess the problem and evaluate the result. I am able to offer a copy of these results to the client as a record of what they have achieved in the sessions. I adhere to the accrediting bodies of the BACP and UKCP Code of Ethics for my professional practice and receive one and half hours supervision per month. I have access to medical and special consultancy when ever necessary.
Training, qualifications & experience
After spending over 20 years as a Registered General Nurse both in the NHS and private sector, I became interested in the field of counselling and psychotherapy as a result of seeing how powerful a 'talking therapy' can be in bringing about a positive change in a person's life. I began my training in the person centred approach and developed a hunger to widen my knowledge regarding other therapies such as Gestalt, T.A. Psychodynamic, Cognitve Behaviour and Trauma models of counselling.
Training and Qualifications in;
MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Diploma in Person Centered Counselling Skills
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
BUPA Recognised Mental Health and Well Being Therapist
Experience of Working with Adults and Couples
I have had experience of working with adults and couples since 1991 who have had a wide variety of problems from mild to moderate mental health and behavioural issues in a variety of settings such as: Pastoral, the NHS, Probation, the legal Systems, Social Services, Women's Aid, Stepping Stones, the Waterhouse Inquiry, and fifteen EAP's agencies such as; Axa Icas, Bupa, Medra, Care First. Most have been short term focused therapy but a quarter have been long term. I enjoy working with adults who have struggled with anxiety and depression and some how found the energy to address their issues, develop new skills resulting in a new lease and quality of life or a father who has not seen his children because of anger and after working on developing healthier skills now is deemed safe to have access to see his children.
Experience of Working with Young People
I have had experience of working with young people in a wide variety of settings such as, Barnardoes, Community First, NHS, and as a clinical manager with a homeless charity. In that role as clinical manager I was the child protection co-ordinator and responsible for the welfare and care of young mothers and their children. When necessary I had to write reports for case conferences and the family court. Some of the problems the young people experienced were; self harm, being in care, living in a family where there was domestic abuse, victims of child sexual abuse, parents being an alcoholic and or drug addict, challenging personality styles, bereavement, depression, anxiety and huge levels of loss in their lives, bullying and anger. I loved working with the young people and did my MA dissertation on 'Mental Health Issues of Homeless Young People'.
My Area of Special Interest
In 1996 I gained a scholarship to attend 'Training in Trauma Treatment' organised by the Psychiatric Institute of Washington D.C. and attended the training two years in succession. There I learnt about the trauma model of caring for individuals who wished to consider therapy and the impact on the therapist working with traumatic material. I also learnt the importance of educating the person about the natural impact to trauma and the four post abuse issues that are present at some level or other until they are addressed.
From this experience I wrote a 10 week skills training programme for working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse and ran it for many years within the NHS setting and other agencies. Now I offer training workshops within the UK and Eire on the various topics surrounding sexual trauma, shame and vicarious trauma.
I have worked with clients of sexual trauma in a variety of settings for 20 years and provided monthly supervision for those working in the field. It gives me tremendous satisfaction to see someone who has been traumatised in childhood take control of their recovery journey and begin to live and fulfil their life dreams such as going to university, finding a job of their dreams or enjoying a relationship.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£35 to £50 per session.
If you go to my website you are free to download power point training material on topics such as:
1. Why Psycho -Education for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
2. Education for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse.
3. The Kepner Model of Working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
4. The Four Post Trauma Abuse Issues
5. Vicarious Traumatisation
I offer training courses in;
Working with Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
The Impact of Shame on the personality, identity and ability of intimacy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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