Donna Davies dip Counselling MBACP, CMCOSCA

Donna Davies dip Counselling MBACP, CMCOSCA

Avenue
17 Institution Road
Elgin
Moray
IV30 1QT

07756206992 / 07756206992

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Avenue
17 Institution Road
Elgin
Moray
IV30 1QT

07756206992 / 07756206992

About me

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).

Member organisations

BACP
COSCA

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Although I work with a wide variety of issues, I specialise in Bereavement and Loss.

Fees

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

Elgin, IV30 1QT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am currently available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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