Davina Elsen

Davina Elsen

The Whole Works
Jacksons Close
209 High Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1PZ

Berwick Smile Dental Care
57-63 West End
Tweedmouth
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 2HE

01289 305 205 / 07956 395 167

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The Whole Works
Jacksons Close
209 High Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1PZ

Berwick Smile Dental Care
57-63 West End
Tweedmouth
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 2HE

01289 305 205 / 07956 395 167

About me

I am a psychosynthesis counsellor and supervisor and also an EFT practitioner. I worked for 9 years as a volunteer counsellor at Cotswold Counselling in Cirencester where I worked with adult individuals, couples and adolescents. I was also a founding member of Cotswold Talking Therapies and had a private practice in South Cerney. I am very experienced at working with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, phobias, anger, bereavement, abuse, stress, work-related issues, suicidal thoughts and OCD. I work holistically, taking into account mind, body and spirit and the connection between them.

EFT or Tapping, combines psychological exposure with the stimulation of acupuncture points. Easy to learn, it is an extremely effective tool for calming the stress response. Some of my adolescent clients have found it very helpful for calming nerves just before exams. In my practice, I have found that it has helped clients move through issues faster as well as being very effective in shifting a stuck client into a new place.

As well as EFT, I use relaxation exercises, drawing, mindfulness and guided visualisation when appropriate and only with my client's consent. My aim is to support and empower my clients to take charge of their lives.

I am a registered member of two official bodies; BACP and AAMET and abide by their ethical guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Sophrotherapie Icasienne, Namur, Belgium, 2004
Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, Psychosynthesis & Eduction Trust in collaboration with University of East London, UK, 2008
Short-term couples counselling training with Jamie Agar in 2009
Young persons counselling training with Peter Millar in 2010
Practitioner Level in Emotional Freedom Technique and AAMET member, 2013
Registered member of BACP
Diploma in Counselling Supervision accredited by the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, 2014
Volunteer counsellor at Cotswold Counselling for 9 years (2006-2015)
Private practice and founding member of Cotswold Talking Therapies (2008-2015)
Supervisor working with groups and individuals at Listening Post (2013-2014)
Supervisor at Cotswold Counselling (2013-2015)
Introduction to Therapeutic Groupwork with Tim Foskett, CPPD, London (November 2015)

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Adult individuals and adolescents: £40.00 for one hour in Tweedmouth, £50 in Edinburgh
Couples: £45.00 for one hour in Tweedmouth, £55 in Edinburgh
Supervision: £45.00 in Tweedmouth, £50 in Edinburgh
Concessions available

Further information

I have recently relocated to Berwickshire

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH1 1PZ
Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2HE

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: french

Availability

9.00 to 5.00 monday to thursday and 9.00 to 1.00 friday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

At the start of 2014 I completed a one-year training with Oasis Talk in Bristol in counselling supervision within an organisational context which is accredited by the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies.

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