Gillian Davidson MBACP (Accred) UKCP Registered
01737 213634 / 07779 941674
I provide a safe and confidential space in which to talk and explore those difficulties which we all experience in life from time to time and which can threaten to overwhelm us. I work in a warm, empathic and non-judgemental way. My aim is to help clients to find inner strength, to help them to discover or restore lost coping resources. They can then establish equilibrium and develop a sense of well being enabling them to move forward in a positive way.
I am committed to delivering a high quality service to my clients and I continue to update my knowledge by regular professional training and educational seminars. I read widely to keep up with recent developments and to incorporate new ways of thinking into my practice.
I have a comfortable counselling room with easy access and parking available. I am also on a local bus route which stops nearby.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have undertaken a very thorough training as a counsellor and psychotherapist qualifying in l996 as detailed below:
- Introductory Course in Psychodynamic Counselling 1990
- Diploma in Principle and Practice of Psychodynamic Counselling 1992
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy 1997
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling 2002
- Certificate in End of Life Awareness 2013
- Certificate in Using the Court of Protection, DOLS, Best Interests and Other Applications 2011
I have worked for many years in hospital settings and GP surgeries, within the NHS. More recently I working within Social services, retiring last July, and now in private practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
Fees - £40 - £45 with concessions for students
Types of therapy: Psychodynamic, incorporating some integrative, person centred or CBT if I feel it is appropriate for clients. I work face-to-face either long term, short term or time limited as needed.
I work with a wide variety of difficulties, including relationship problems, bereavement, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, low self esteem and eating disorders.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
daytime, evenings and Saturday mornings
Types of client