Deborah Davies FdSc Integrative Counselling Registered MBACP
I am a counsellor serving Kent and the surrounding areas.
I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I therefore work by the BACP’s ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us” – Alexander Graham Bell
At different points throughout our lives we stumble upon issues which we do not always feel we can face alone.Counselling allows us to discuss these issues in a confidential, non-judgemental setting which enables us to see the issue from different angles; thus helping us to decide upon a course of action for dealing with the issue.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSc Hons Integrative Counselling.
MBACP – Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Co-Founder of Phoenix - A Trans Support Group for Kent
Counselling Studies CPCAB Level 3, Counselling Skills CPCAB Level 2, and Counselling Concepts AQA Level 2.
Other areas I have had training in:
PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
Gestalt empty chair therapy.
Walk tall counseling children.
I have experience as a volunteer counsellor at MIND and experience co-facilitating an OCD group and facilitating an LGBT group.
I offer mindfulness sessions for individuals or groups, sometimes life pace can feel overwhelming, learning to live in the moment can help us to find enjoyment and calm in our everyday life. I also so offer colouring sessions, and sessions for those who wish to experience and release the child within.
I have been a Private Care Worker/ Personal and Family Care Worker - Supporting terminally ill people, and adults and children with mental health problems, disabilities, and learning difficulties; empowering them and giving them more independence. I have worked people HIV, Helping them to come to terms with their condition. I attended training with Freedom as a care worker working with clients with HIV and supporting their care needs.
I work with bereavement, what ever the loss a person suffers the consequences can be devastating to that person. I have worked with all kinds of loss from miscarriage, to loss of family and friends, loss of pets and also loss of independence due to disability or getting older.
I have experience of working with those who have suffered domestic abuse both male and female.
I have experience of working with adults and children with learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, ADD and ADHD.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer mindfulness sessions for individuals or groups, sometimes life pace can feel overwhelming, learning to live in the moment can help us to find enjoyment and calm in our everyday life.
I am an experienced in couples and group counselling
I have experience working with(OCD) obsessive compulsive disorder, Anger management and relaxation.
I work with disability issues and have a fully accessible counseling room, and accessible parking. I have experience in working with clients with invisible disabilities. and chronic illness. I have also worked with memory loss, due to head injuries and illness and am happy for clients to take notes to help with memory issues. I am experienced with working with Autism spectrum issues, ADD and ADHD.
I work with clients with LGBT issues, gender identity issues. Transgender and Trans issues (I run a monthly support group called Phoenix in Kent)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
Individual - £45 per session
Couples - £55 per session
Concessions are available to those on low income or benefits.
I can come to your home if you cant get out but my charges will be higher depending on distance. T&Cs apply.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays, evenings and weekends.
Types of client