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Joanna Davies MBACP Accredited Counsellor

Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8DP
07922 991238 07922 991238 Registered / Accredited
Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8DP

About me

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.

EXPERIENCE:


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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sexual issues I work with include:
Premature Ejaculation
Erectile Dysfunction
Performance Anxiety
Delayed Ejaculation
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:

Comminication issues

Trust issues

Insecurity

Intimacy issues

Relationship break-ups

Changing negative relational patterns

Co-dependency

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees


Individual Assessment Session: £25           Individual Sessions: £45


Couple Assessment Session £30                 Couple counselling session £50


All sessions last for 50 minutes.

Further information

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.

Libero
122 Winter Road
Southsea
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO4 8DP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Fridays:  Daytime and Evening.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Joanna Davies  MBACP Accredited Counsellor

Joanna Davies MBACP Accredited Counsellor