Beverley Davies, BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist
My name is Beverley and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I work alongside my clients aged 18 and over to help them to explore their difficulties in a safe and non-judgemental environment. This enables them to make the necessary changes they want and need to make to move forward with their lives.
Many of us at some point will be affected by psychological problems, which can have a significant impact on ourselves, our work and our relationships. Working together with a CBT therapist can help you to get the necessary support to overcome your obstacles, by enabling you to change the way you think and react to given situations, with the aim of improving the way you feel.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that has been proven to help treat a wide range of psychological difficulties. CBT is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as an effective treatment for depression, PTSD/trauma and a range of anxiety disorders.
I offer a collaborative, confidential and professional psychotherapy service for adults who are suffering with low mood, trauma memories/PTSD and a range of anxiety disorders. I am also registered with Nuffield Health, Aviva and AXA PPP HealthCare, Vitality Health & Cigna HealthCare and can therefore offer CBT to their members.
Making the decision to seek help from a therapist is a very important step and one that needs to feel right for you. Therefore, I offer a free telephone consultation so that you can briefly discuss your difficulties before we meet.
Therapy sessions take place in an allocated therapy room within a private residence, where confidentiality, a sense of safety and a shared understanding of your difficulties are of the utmost importance.
Please visit my website @ www.therapyroomsouthbourne.co.uk for further details
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP (The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). Being a fully trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist accredited by a professional body such as the BABCP, assures I receive regular supervision and attend regular training in order to keep my knowledge and skills up to date. This supports me to offer the most effective and up to date evidence-based treatment I can to my clients.
I studied Mental Health Nursing at Bournemouth University where I graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Mental Health Nursing in 2007. Following this, I completed my Post Graduate CBT training at the University of Southampton in 2011.
Since qualifying as a CBT therapist, I have gained invaluable experience of delivering effective CBT therapy to adults suffering with depression, a range of anxiety disorders, PTSD and complex trauma with varying ranges of severity. I have experience of working within two local psychological NHS IAPT services (iTalk in Hampshire & Steps 2 wellbeing in Dorset) and within other areas of the NHS.
Three years ago, I set up my own private clinic to enable me to offer a professional and flexible service to meet the needs of individuals that do not wish to access CBT treatment through the NHS for various reasons.I am also registered with Nuffield Health, Aviva, AXA PPP HealthCare, Vitality Health & Cigna HealthCare and can therefore offer CBT to their members.
Workshops and training I have attended since completing my CBT training:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Eating Disorders
- Working with Complex Trauma
- Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Seeing with the mind's eye: using imagery in CBT
- Conceptualising and Treating Social Anxiety Disorder
- Conceptualising and Treatment of OCD with CBT
- CBT Informed Complex Trauma Training
- Type II PTSD - phase based approach
- CBT for Low Self-esteem - Melanie Fennel
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Sessions are currently charged at £60 per 60 minute therapy session.
I am also registered with Nuffield Health, Aviva and AXA PPP HealthCare, Vitality Health & Cigna HealthCare and can therefore offer CBT to their members.
Payment can be made either by cash or bank transfer at the end of each session
Therapy Sessions - overview of treatment and expectations
CBT focusses on forming a shared understanding of the main difficulty and what keeps it going, by exploring the links between how you think, feel and react to your environment.
Typically, face to face treatment sessions last for approximately 50 - 60 minutes and usually take place weekly or fortnightly. However, the frequency of sessions may vary depending upon your needs.
CBT is a practical and goal-focussed therapy and is a short-term and time limited psychological treatment, whereby the client and therapist work together towards the agreed therapy goals. However, the timescale is dependant upon the nature and complexity of the problem.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recommended by the Department of Health and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as the psychological therapy of choice for treating depression and a range of anxiety disorders, including PTSD.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday 9-2 and Friday 9-12
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|