Newid A Gobaith - D.Paul Davies
D. Paul Davies BSc (Hons) (Psych), BACP (accred).
Newid a Gobaith is the name Paul Davies uses to identify the services he offers as a therapist. Paul, who has lived in Wales all his life chose the name because, translated from Welsh to English, means Change and Hope. These words are representative of his approach to counselling. He helps people find ways of taking control of inevitable or unavoidable change in their life or other difficulties that they present. This control can promote a more positive change He values the belief that hope and change realistically maintained and encouraged can set a person on the road to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
Paul is a psychological therapist and experienced accredited counsellor. His approach is understanding, non-judgemental, professional, supportive, and when required, directive and structured. His service is confidential to the highest level. Paul practices an integrative style of counselling which includes, when appropriate, CBT, Mindfulness and EMDR psychotherapy.
Therapy plans are structured exclusively for the individual in accordance with the person's personal needs. Paul has 27 years of experience in helping people across a broad range of issues.
In addition to his private practice he works as a University Counsellor providing counselling for students and staff. He has previously worked as Senior Counsellor within the Occupational Health department in local government and has been an associate lecturer teaching counselling skills in an FE college. He provides Supervision for practicing and trainee counsellors.
The majority of counsellors refer to the individual attending counselling as a "client." To Paul you are not his client - you are a person.
Counselling appointments are conducted in a purpose built log cabin in a peaceful rural location at his home address.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc. Psychology (Hons)
Higher Counselling Diploma
CBT Post Diploma Certificate
Counselling Sexually Diverse Clients
REWIND technique for Post Traumatic Stress
The application of therapeutic Mindfulness in professional practice
EMDR Parts 1 and 2
Annual Continued Professional Development.
D.P.Davies BSc. (Hons) Psych. MBACP (accred)., ITEC, CThA.
Paul is the name behind of Newid a Gobaith. He has an Honours degree in Psychology, a Higher Diploma in Counselling, is an accredited member of the BACP, and is listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. He has supplemented his training with the Essentials of LGBT and Sexual Diversity Therapy which broadens his skills and abilities to help clients across a wider background of issues and difficulties. Paul also holds an International Therapy Examinations Council Diploma and is a member of the Complementary Therapists Association.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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£45 per one hour appointment for individuals.
£50 couples counselling - up to 75 minutes appointment.
Concessions available. Please enquire.
Paul works with children 12+ years, adolescents and adults for one-to-one counselling / therapy.
He also works with couples (m/f, m/m, f/f or other non-specific gender combination) for relationship counselling / therapy.
If you have any queries regarding the service offered please telephone or email in confidence and Paul will be happy to answer your questions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon-Tues 9am to 9pm. Some Wednesday and weekend appointments also available. To ensure privacy of other clients callers strictly by appointment only.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer one-to-one supervision for qualified and experienced counsellors, and for counsellors in training.View supervision profile