Stephen Davy

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Dip Couns, MA Oxon, MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London E2 & Oxford OX2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling anxious or depressed, perhaps about money or work, or about the environment and the state of the world?

Counselling offers you a safe space in which to discuss these kinds of problems and to work through painful memories and experiences. Together we'll find answers - where they exist - and you'll be supported and challenged through the process of coming to a greater sense of happiness and equilibrium.

Some people come for just a few weekly sessions, while others may want to work in a longer-term way. Taking that first step and getting in touch, can be hard, but incredibly worth it - I know from former clients and from my own experience, that therapy really can make a huge difference to your life. 

Here are a few testimonials I’ve received from former clients. 

“Counselling with Stephen gently challenged my thoughts and preconceptions …It helped me greatly and led me to changes that I otherwise would not have had the energy or courage to make.”  – Ann

“Working with Stephen over the course of a 5 year period changed my life to the point where I was able to achieve things I’d previously thought unimaginable. In the most thoughtful, caring and approachable manner, Stephen allowed me to open up and explore complex thoughts and experiences leading back to my early childhood, with patience and empathy. I credit the work we did together very highly and would recommend Stephen to anyone seeking help processing difficult life experiences.” – James

“I started seeing Stephen because I was at a low point, unhappy with myself and my work life and weary of feeling the way I did.  Counselling made a huge difference. My time seeing Stephen has helped me to understand myself better – in particular, what I find satisfying and what really makes me happier.” – Kate

“Counselling with Stephen has been literally life-changing for me. I no longer experience fear, anxiety or panic attacks (as I did, for years, on a daily basis). What I do experience now, as an underlying thread, is a real, palpable, regained joy in my life.” – Philippa

“I started counselling with Stephen as my anxieties were holding me back both professionally and in my personal life…I felt truly muddled and helpless. In our sessions Stephen helped me to explore my thoughts and feelings and understand them so that I could see life in a new and positive way. Thanks for all your help Stephen.” – Joe

“I now have a ‘superpower’ of being able to recognise when I am letting stress or anxiety take over, and while that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen – I’m now able to, with Stephen’s tools and words of wisdom, navigate my stresses way more than I ever thought I could. Stephen is also very clever at guiding me towards reaching my own conclusions and there have been several breakthrough moments where I’ve uncovered the reasons, causes and consequences behind some of the biggest worries in my life. Genuinely life changing.” Ben 

Some of the many benefits of seeing a counsellor are:  

breaking out of the dead-end cycle of anxious thoughts and feelings.
dissolving the heavy cloud of depression.
letting go of difficult experiences and feelings in the past and moving on.
understanding yourself better.
regaining (or finding for the first time) a feeling of contentment about your life. 

Counselling is accepting and non-judgmental. Each counselling session is a chance to explore how you feel, to work out why things are as they are and to see what needs to be different. You may notice patterns that repeat themselves in your life. Together we’ll look at both the recent past and much further back, so that you can understand your life better. 

All in all, the counselling process helps you come to terms with who you are, your past and the position you are in right now. You can then work out what new choices you want to make and take action to improve your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 20 years' experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist working both in London and in rural Cornwall.

I have worked with teenagers as well as adults, individuals and couples, at a young person's support and advice centre, a doctor's surgery, in private practice and at a Natural Health Centre.

Certificate in Online Counselling 
EMCC Advanced Diploma in Coaching
Certificate in Focusing Skills
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB
Certificate in Life Coaching
Combined Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
MA in English, Oxford University

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

If your financial circumstances become difficult during the period of counselling,  I will do my best to make the sessions affordable for you, so that we can continue the work that we have begun. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work in London Wednesday to Friday and in Oxford on a Saturday. I also offer online sessions on other days.

Further information

I also offer coaching - including life coaching and coaching aimed at supporting creative people. 

St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, Greater London, E2 9PL

The Old Bakehouse, 2A South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7JL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Stephen Davy
Stephen Davy