About me

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 with life, which may be getting in the way of you living as fully as you would like. We will work together to explore and better understand what is going on for you, perhaps by identifying unhelpful patterns of thinking and relating, which may be linked to past events and relationships.

I work 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 is in psychodynamic and person-centred methods, and I integrate these approaches in my work.  I have a postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire. I have over 14 years of experience as a therapist, working mainly in private practice.  A registered member of the BACP, I work in accordance with its ethical framework.

I am a qualified supervisor and work with supervisees from different modalities.  I offer supervision privately and within institutional settings.

In addition to being a counsellor, I am also a social psychology researcher and have a PhD in social psychology. I have taught on several undergraduate counselling and psychology courses.

Member organisations

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

I offer supervision

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£48 per session
£20 for an initial assessment session

Availability

Mondays (online)

Wednesdays (f2f)

Further information

Professional membership
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

British Psychological Society (BPS) 2004 - present

Letchworth Centre
Rosehill Hospital
Hitchin Road
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire
SG6 3NA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified supervisor and work with trainee therapsits and also with experienced therapists.

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Ali Davies

Ali Davies