Avril Davies MSc Dip C MBACP (accred)
I recognise how daunting making that first contact with a therapist can be and how important it is that you find the right person to work with so, should you choose to contact me, we can talk through any questions you might have about me or the service I offer. If you are happy to proceed, we can then arrange to make an appointment as soon as possible. I will be led by what you need.
I work from home in a private, peaceful and comfortable space.
Some people find that one appointment is all that they need but others benefit from more. It is usual to make regular weekly or even fortnightly appointments so we can discuss at our initial appointment what might suit you best.
Please talk to me about the cost if you are worried that you may not be able to afford the full amount, some reduced price sessions may be available in exceptional circumstances.
Please note: I only have evening appointments available currently.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Counselling Psychology
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
I have over 20 years experience of working privately with clients who present with a wide range of experience successfully. Common themes have included anxiety, health anxiety, relational difficulties, alcohol misuse, depression and work related problems.
Alongside my private practice, I have worked full time for almost 15 years with adult male offenders who have added to my understanding of human experience particularly issues related to childhood sexual abuse/physical abuse/neglect, substance/alcohol misuse, addictions, loss/grief.
I view therapy as a collaboration, in which we work together to enhance your quality of life and explore your thoughts, feelings, troubles, goals, in a safe and trusting space. Whether you are looking to make life changes or overcome current stresses, I will seek to engage you and work with you with a warm and respectful approach.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
£40 per hour.
Reduced rates/concessions may apply in exceptional circumstance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My telephone will be switched off while I am working so please leave me a message and I will re-contact you as soon as I am free. *** I only have evening appointments available currently.