Dr Alison Davies
Letchworth Garden City
People choose to come to therapy for a variety of reasons. I see people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship difficulties, abuse, work related issues, ageing, living with illness. I work with adults of any age, ethnicity, sexual persuasion and religion and also young people between the ages of 11 and 18. I work with individuals and can offer long-term or short-term, face-to-face work, whichever is appropriate for you.
A qualified counsellor with over 10 years experience, I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within their ethical framework. I am trained in psychodynamic and person-centred counselling and integrate these approaches as much as possible in my work with clients. As well as being a counsellor, I am also a researcher and a lecturer. Research and lecturing interests include critical social psychology, identity, parenting, and the psychology of violent relationships.
All counselling sessions are an hour long. In the first session we discuss the options for how best to progress. We agree how long the counselling will last and I explain the counselling approach I will take.
All the work is private, confidential and non-judgemental.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Counselling (University of Hertfordshire, 2006)
University Diploma in Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Counselling (University of Hertfordshire, 2004)
BSc Psychology - first class honours (the Open University, 2004)
PhD focusing on family understandings of ADHD (the Open University, 2014)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Between £40 and £50 per session
£20 for an initial assessment session
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) April 2007 - present
Member of the Counselling Children and Young People Division
British Psychological Society (BPS) 2004 - present. Member of the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section and Psychology of Women Section
Book Chapter 'Counselling children: values and practice' (2011) in O'Dell, L. and Leverett, S. (eds) 'Working with Children and Young People: Co-constructing Practice' Open University Reader for modules: Working with Children, young people and families (K218) and Social work with children, young people and families in Scotland (K229) Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursdays and Fridays 9am - 7.30
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|