Ali Davies

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MBACP PhD
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Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1EH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Sometimes we can find ourselves struggling in life and need a non-judgemental space to help us make sense of how we are feeling or why we are feeling that way.  I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to come and talk about whatever is troubling you.  Perhaps you are experiencing challenges which are impacting on your relationships, self-esteem and general mood.  We will work together to explore and better understand what is going on for you. This might involve identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking and relating, which may be linked to past events and relationships. It might also involve identifying factors in the social environment which might be preventing you from thriving.  

I have worked with a range of  emotional and relational matters including low self- esteem, loss, relationship difficulties, abuse, work related issues, ageing, illness, general low-mood and anxiety.

If you are nervous about starting therapy, we can have an initial first session to check that I am the right person for you. In the first session, we discuss what you would like to gain from counselling, and whether  short-term or open-ended therapy would be right for you.


Training, qualifications & experience

My training includes the following:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling from University of Hertfordshire, 2004
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Counselling from University of Hertfordshire, 2006
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision ASIIP from Cambridge Supervision Training, 2019
  • Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling from the Albany Centre, 2022

My training is in psychodynamic and person-centred methods, and I integrate these approaches in my work.  I have over 17 years of experience as a therapist, working mainly in private practice.  

I am a qualified supervisor and work with supervisees from different modalities and at different stages of their counselling development.  

I am committed to my Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regularly attend relevant and approved events.  Recent CPD training I have attended includes:

  • The Fundamentals of Working with Couples - 14 hours CPD (COSRT approved)
  • Creating New Perspectives on Supervision - 1 day workshop (delivered by Isabelle Rodker)
  • Making Trauma Therapy Safer - 3 day workshop (delivered by Babette Rothschild)
  • Attachment Trauma and the Body - 1 day workshop (delivered by Graham Music)

In addition to being a counsellor, I am also a social psychology researcher and have a PhD in social psychology. 

Member organisations

BACP
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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have completed training which allows me to work with adults regarding adoption-related issues

I offer supervision to experienced, newly-qualified and trainee counsellors/therapists

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee for 1 hour is £55

When I work

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Mondays (in person or online)

Fridays (in person or online) 

Further information

Professional membership
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

British Psychological Society (BPS) 2004 - present

I am a committee member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) Psychology of Women and Equalities Section https://www.bps.org.uk/member-networks/psychology-women-and-equalities-section

 

Eastway Enterprise Centre, 7 Paynes Park, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1EH

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer an encouraging and supportive environment to help you explore and work effectively and ethically with your clients.

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Ali Davies
Ali Davies