Stephen Davy, MA (Oxon), Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)
St Margaret's House
21 Old Ford Road
078 969 19141
Living in London can be hard in so many ways. If you are also overwhelmed by difficult events, painful memories, a dark cloud of feelings, or repetitive, anxious thoughts and behaviours, it can be so much harder.
However, counselling or longer-term psychotherapy can make a great difference to your sense of well-being and your ability to cope with adverse circumstances. Through therapy it is possible to start feeling positive about life once more.
I have particular experience working with people who are going through times of depression, anxiety or stress. I bring over 20 years of experience to my work and believe passionately in the transformational effect of counselling and psychotherapy.
Many 'techniques' may be useful in counselling. But ultimately it's the power of the good 'therapeutic relationship' between counsellor and client, which underpins successful counselling.
Venue and Price
Counselling sessions take place in a quiet, relaxed room, only 5 minutes walk from Bethnal Green station. Sessions cost £60 and last 50 minutes.
Generally people come for an initial session and at the end of that decide how they want to proceed. It's very usual to opt for a 'course' of six sessions, one a week, which can be renewed when completed.
Alternately, some people prefer to have ongoing psychotherapy for anything from a few months to a year or more.
Whatever your needs, I will be happy to hear from you. For a no-obligation chat about how therapy can help you, please ring 078 969 19141.
'When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to re-perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements that seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens, how confusions that seem irremediable turn into relatively clear flowing streams when one is heard.'
Carl Rogers, the founder of person-centred therapy
Some recent client comments:
'Stephen's insight, sensitivity and skill have helped me to achieve my goal. His non-judgemental attitude always made me feel at ease during the sessions. I found him to be an excellent counsellor.' - Richard
I began seeing Stephen at a difficult time in my life following illness. His gentle approach, challenging my thoughts and preconceptions and encouraging words have helped me greatly and led me to changes that I otherwise would not have had the energy or courage to make. Although I still feel at the start of my journey, I believe the lessons I have learned will equip me for my future path. - Ann
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 15 years' experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist working 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 Focusing Skills
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB
Certificate in Life Coaching
Combined Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
MA in English, Oxford University
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
The price for each 50 minute session is £60.
I also offer Life Coaching particularly aimed at creative people - please see realityshift.co.uk for more details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Sessions are available Tuesday to Friday, daytimes and evenings.
Types of client