Donna Davies dip Counselling MBACP, CMCOSCA
17 Institution Road
07756206992 / 07756206992
Seeing a counsellor means seeing someone who is removed from what is going on and can therefore see the problem with more clarity. This means that you can talk to me without worrying how your problem will affect me. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland), I work within their strict ethical frameworks. I work in a person centred/integrative way, and offer a non-judgemental, confidential counselling service to adults and children. Along with my Diploma in Counselling I am also qualified to work with children and young people. I facilitate bereavement workshops and I am affiliated to various other organisations such as Moray Council, Time for Talking and Care First. I also volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, working with adults and children.Some people contact me with issues of loss, depression, stress, work related stress, sexuality or relationship issues. Some just know something is wrong but don't quite know what; together we explore this.
Although counselling may not be for everyone, in my experience feedback from clients who have engaged in this type of therapy has proven very positive and often life changing. We quite often address our physical needs when they become obvious, for example attending the doctor if we have physical symptoms, going for a massage when we physically ache, visiting the reflexologist, aroma therapist or even a nail bar, all of which make us feel better about ourselves. However, when our emotional needs are in need of attention, they are quite often ignored.
I work from two different rooms, one has disabled access and parking nearby, one is on a first floor and has private parking. Both are central Elgin and are close to public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, however through further training and experience I now work in a more integrative way. I value different aspects of the various theories that currently exist and usually intuitively know what will suit your individual needs.
I have an accredited COSCA certificate for working with bereavement and loss, and a further COSCA certificate for working with children.
I have attended numerous training and workshops covering ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Mindfulness, Psychosynthesis, Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, understanding violence against women, Psychodrama, working with bereavement through cot death, suicide and murder.
I currently work for:
Open Secret, an organisation who specialise in working with people who have experienced physical/emotional/sexual/domestic abuse. This is based in HMP Grampian.
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, I volunteer for Cruse, working with adults and children who have experienced bereavement and loss.
Time for Talking, Moray Council's Employee Assistance Provider.
Hanover Housing, facilitating bereavement workshops for staff, throughout Scotland.
Private practice, working with adults and children through various referral sources and covering many issues.
Moray Council, 16+ Opportunities for all, working with young people (aged 16-24).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Although I work with a wide variety of issues, I specialise in Bereavement and Loss.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
I charge a reduced rate of £25 for the first session and £35 for each session thereafter. I accept cash, cheque and BACS payments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|