Avril Davies MSc Dip C MBACP (accred)
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My name is Avril. I am a fully qualified (MSc Dip C) and very experienced counsellor having been working on this field for over 25 years.
I also provide counselling supervision to both qualified and counsellors in training.
I do 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, I would be happy to answer questions you might have about me and the service I offer. If you are happy to proceed, we can then arrange to make an appointment as soon as possible.
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 but we can discuss at our initial appointment what might suit you best. I will be led by what you need.
I work from home in a private, peaceful and comfortable space.
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 have daytime and 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 25 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 until recently worked full time for over 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 aim to always be understanding, warm and respectful.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- 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 attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
£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 have daytime and evening appointments available currently.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|