Dana Davies Counsellor, Play Therapist and Supervisor (PTUK, BACP & AVR)
1 Rosebury House
Ashton In Makerfield
Hi, my name is Dana and I am a qualified person centred counsellor / Play therapist/ and supervisor in the North West Covering areas such as St Helens, Wigan, Manchester & Liverpool, Newton Le Willows. I am also a member of BACP & PTUK. I have specialised in counselling adults with alcohol,aggressive and drug issues. Survivors of abuse and Domestic Violence. I have worked with Post Natal Depression groups, and counselling clients with terminal illness along with bereavement. Amongst other issues. Aswel as adults I work with children aged 4-14 using play therapy in primary schools and private settings. I have done grief camps and work for the Youth Offending Team.
I can offer you a warm and friendly environment that isn't judgemental to enable you to have the breathing space you are seeking to look at your dilemma's as they may arise, sometimes counselling will bring up something you weren't even thinking was the issue. I will endeavour to be by your side why we attempt to walk the unknown path together.
I also offer Theraplay treatment to parent & Child to enable the attachment bond to develop or come back if it has been lost due to ruptured relationship issues to build on the relationship that is essential for the childs self esteem and growth. This can be done from birth to teens. This is a structured therapy and isn't a short fix. I will require an intake interview, observations and sessions minimum of 16. with follow up sessions monthly then every 3 months to twice a year. There is no better bond than a parent a child, and no price can be put on what it takes for it to be present.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Play Therapy-
Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Certificate in Play Skills
Certificate In Self Injury
Certificate In Borderline Personality Disorder
Certificate in child sexual abuse & Domestic Violence.
Certificate in Learning Mentor.
Certificate in Shame
Gestalt & Dreams training full weekend.
Mental Health issues.
I currently work in 2 primary schools doing play therapy & counselling. Along with counselling adults and children in my private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Play therapy is using the medium of art, sand and clay amongst other creative interventions to enable expression for you to get a handle on your emotions. Play came before words with the child, so it is the childs natural language.
Theraplay is a programme based on attachment and involves the parent and child doing play full activities in order to form or reconnect the attachment that may have been lost as a child either both parent or child depending on their developmental history.
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Creative Counselling £50 an hour Talking Therapy £40
Supervision £40 for an hour £60 for an hour and half
Play therapy £60 .for 50 minutes
Couples £60 1hour
Theraplay £75 per 50 min (minimum 16 sessions) with intake interview & follow ups
Schools:- prices negotiable if multiple sessions booked
Group supervision Professional Development £10 ( for 2 hours)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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available day or evening/
Supervision & training
I am a qualified PTUK supervisor who works creatively in the supervision sessions.View supervision profile