Andrea Davis Counsellor Dip Couns. Reg Member (MBACP) and EFT Practitioner
Sometimes life can just get too much! We can feel overwhelmed with strong emotions and not really know how to work with them. Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, bereft, suffering with low mood? Counselling or EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) could help you explore these emotions and help you find a way forward and gain control again.
Choosing the right Counsellor is very important and can be difficult especially when you are experiencing testing times. Friends aren't always the answer, so perhaps counselling would help. I entered into counselling 15 years ago believing that sometimes it truly helps and can make a huge difference to have someone actually listen to you. Many of my clients have expressed that when they finally plucked up the courage to try counselling, that it was honestly the first time they have ever felt 'truly heard'. My promise to you is that I will work with you in a safe, caring, confidential and non judgmental way in order for you to try and find some sense or clarity with the issue you are bringing.
I am an intergrated counsellor using person centred, CBT, EFT and systemic in my work. Each model is different and we can discuss which one would suit you better. Person centred counselling is very gentle with the belief that each individual has within them the capacity to change as they already hold their own answers.
CBT is more directive and looks at improving your state of mind now rather than the cause of your distress in the past.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)is often referred to as "Psychological acupressure", the technique works by releasing blockages within the energy system which are the source of emotional intensity and discomfort. These blockages in our energy system, in addition to challenging us emotionally, often lead to limiting beliefs and behaviours and an inability to live life harmoniously. Resulting symptoms are either emotional and/ or physical and include lack of confidence and self esteem, feeling stuck anxious or depressed, or the emergence of compulsive and addictive behaviours. EFT has provided thousands of people with relief from all manner of problems and conditions, often in startlingly quick time and after long and painful periods of searching for a cure. The diversity of successful treatments have ranged from trauma and abuse, phobias, self sabotaging behaviour patterns, to deep set emotional conditions of anxiety and depression, addictions, physical illness, to name but a few. EFT works in the same way as acupuncture but without needles, only the fingertips are used on the meridians.
Systemic is normally used for counselling couples or any realtionship issue within a family, ie mother/daughter, gay couples, friends. I have also had extensive training in online counselling, this is very useful for clients that are unable to get out for various reasons. When I counsell online I use a platform that is fully encrypted to ensure confidentiality for all parties which is called Doxy.me.
I also offer Ecotherapy, this basically means we combine our talking therapy with nature. It’s been proven that nature can benefit both our physical and mental wellbeing, so what better than to combine the two.
I have been trained by Breakeven who specialise in people with gambling addictions. I have also worked for Boston County Council working in several children's centres working with families, children and adults covering a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, anger issues, relationship issues and many more. I am also a fully qualified couples counsellor working with relationships, this could mean marriage, mother daughter, father son. Basically any relationship of any kind. I worked with Cruse which helps people try and come to terms with bereavement (I also include pets within this as I believe they are an integral part of a family).
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and ensure I follow their Ethical Guidelines and Framework for Good Practice in Counselling. I am also required to have adequate supervision as stated by the BACP as part of the good practice. I am committed to developing my personal growth and professional development in order to always provide the best service I can to my clients.
I also counsel trainee counsellor whilst they complete their training as this is part of their requirement.
I am a married mother of 2 children aged 23 and 28. In order to relax I walk our 2 dogs and go running and ride my motorbike.
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Training, qualifications & experience
- Trauma Training
- Level 1 & 2 EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
- Single Session Therapy (SST)
- Autism Awareness
- Trained by Online Therapy Institute
- Sexual exploitation in young children
- Anger in Young People
- Safeguarding Children
- Adult Survivors or Sexual Abuse
- Gambling Addicitions - Gamcare
- Couples Counsellor - Relate Trained
- Working with young people
- Workshop for Bereavement & Loss in Children & Young Adults
- Workshop for Bereavement
- CASY (Counselling for young Adults)
- Level 3 in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
- Introduction to Person Centred Counselling.
I attend regular supervision to ensure I follow the BACP ethical guidelines for safe practice.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 15/20 minute consultation to ensure we would be a suitable fit for each other, this is because the 'therapeutic relationship' is the most important factor of any counselling relationship. We can also talk about which style of therapy you feel would be better suited to you.
This is then followed by an initial face to face consultation (approx 60 mins). All clients require this as it is the beginning of the therapeutic process. This session is about us getting to know each other and ensuring we are a good fit and for you to explain to me in more detail what the issues are. In turn I can explain to you how I work and from there we can look at the best way to move this forward for you.This is a true investment in you and your life, if you feel now is the time to make those changes then please get in touch. You are worth it!
Please message me for prices as each style of therapy is different.
If you have any questions or queries please feel free to ring me or email me at a time which suits you.