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Dr Abbey Davies (Spectra Psychology Scotland)

About me

*I am currently unable to take on new clients*

I am a Counselling Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I provide a warm, safe and professional space for you to explore your difficulties and find ways of coping.

I offer a collaborative approach, working with you to determine what your goals are and how we may begin to address them. I draw on a range of approaches to ensure that your wants and needs are met; including person-centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, compassion focused therapy, mindfulness based approaches and schema therapy.

I work therapeutically with a range of presenting problems, and as a practitioner psychologist am skilled in offering psychological therapy to people experiencing complex mental health issues. I am particularly interested in working with teenagers and young adults in my private practice but can work with individuals of all ages.

Please note that I do not offer diagnostic or medical services.

To take things forward, please get in touch through the contact form or email info@spectrapsychologyscotland.co.uk. From here, I will offer you an assessment appointment to find out more about you and your goals for therapy. Each session will last 50 minutes and can take place weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Psychology: First Class (University of Strathclyde)
  • Doctorate in Psychology (D.Psych) in Counselling Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • BPS approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision (SDS Seminars Ltd)
  • NES Generic Supervision Competences (GSC) training
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • NES Specialist Supervision Training: CBT
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Child Protection: An Introduction and Refresher
  • Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (NHS Lanarkshire)
  • EMDR parts 1, 2 and 3 (Richman EMDR Training)
  • Workshops in working with trauma, addiction, anger, conflict and aggression, bereavement, older adults and a wide variety of other presenting issues/populations

Experience

I have worked with NHS psychology services and for a number of organisations within the voluntary sector; including a hospice setting, a charity for survivors of abuse and services for children and young people. As a result, I am experienced in working with a variety of presenting difficulties and can work with people of all ages.

Registrations

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for Practitioner Psychologists in the UK.

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Play therapy
  • Schema Therapy

Fees

£100.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

STANDARD RATES

- Psychological therapy session (50 minutes) - £100

- Supervision for qualified professionals (50 minutes) - £70

- Supervision for trainee psychologists (50 minutes) - £50

Fees can be paid via bank transfer. Credit/debit cards are not currently accepted. Payment must be made in advance of your session for your space to be confirmed.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Sessions cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged at the full rate.

Availability

Some limited availability for online appointments - please contact me to discuss

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Skype

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a Counselling Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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Dr Abbey Davies (Spectra Psychology Scotland)

Dr Abbey Davies (Spectra Psychology Scotland)