Joanna Davies MBACP Accredited Counsellor
I work with: Anxiety, Depression, Self Esteem, Relationship and Sexual Issues, Co-dependence, Stress, Unresolved Childhood Issues, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Grief and Loss. I offer both short and long term therapy for individuals.
I am an experienced accredited BACP and UKRCP registered Counsellor. I am also a qualified Psychosexual and Relationship Counsellor and a general nember of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. I am also a qualified Clinical Supervisor.
By using a number of different theoretical approaches; psychodynamic, gestalt, person-centred and transactional analysis, as well as mindfulness and an integrated trauma model, I tailor the way I work with each individual.
I offer a safe and accepting place for you to work through any issues that are affecting your life.
I may work in many different ways based on what suits you best. Often I work by:
* Giving space to make sense of thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
* Exploring and understanding patterns of thinking, feeling and relating.
* Looking for ways to open up the opportunity to make some changes if you chose to do so.
* Understanding how you currently manage difficulties: what works and what doesn't.
* Looking at ways to make better decisions and take better care of yourself.
*Recognising your needs and responding to them.
* Understanding your relationships.
Counselling offers the opportunity to develop a trusting relationship in which to work through the difficult issues that occur throughout life. It can help you gain a new perspective that supports a more satisfying and resourceful way of living.
I have been counselling for over 17 years, working at One in Four Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Faces in Focus Young Person's Counselling Service, The Awareness Centre NHS Counselling and Ealing Abbey Psychosexual and Relationship Counselling. I have held a private practice for the past 14 years where I provide both short and longer term therapy.
I have worked for over 12 years with a sexual abuse counselling service, where I specialised in counselling survivors of rape and sexual violation, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence/abusive relationships and associated issues such as self harm, eating disorders, substance misuse, sexual and relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociation, anxiety and panic.
I am also a Clinical Supervisor.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I am also a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (previously the British Association of Sexual and Relationship Therapists-BASRT)
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
Advanced Level Training Psychosexual Therapy
The London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (CoSRT Approved)
Certificate in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy (CoSRT Approved)
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual issues I work with include:
Loss of/decreased sexual desire
Anxiety/phobias around sex
Sexual issues resulting from an abusive experience
Sex and shame
Inability to orgasm
Inability to have penetrative sex- women (vaginismus)
Painful sex (Dyspareunia)
Sex after Childbirth
Relationship issues I work with include:
Changing negative relational patterns
Individual Assessment Session: £25 Individual Sessions: £45
Couple Assessment Session £30 Couple counselling session £50
All sessions last for 50 minutes.
Counselling is a big step, if you're unsure about anything and would like the opportunity to discuss things further please feel free to give me call on 07922991238. I am happy to answer any queries and discuss options with you.