Catherine Davies MBACP (Accred)
I specialise in unresolved grief, loss and trauma. I use EMDR to treat single or complex post traumatic stress including combat PTSD. I also have experience of supporting the emotional wellbeing of health professionals (or other professions at risk of vicarious trauma or chronic pressures). Over the last twelve years as a humanistic integrative counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor in a busy NHS environment, I have also experienced a broad spectrum of clients' struggles and concerns.
All human lives are at times affected by profound change, realisations, rites of passage that can be extremely challenging and test our resources to the extreme. The experience of grief, fear, confusion and doubt is a different pathway for each individual. As such, my approach is client led and my ethos drawn to promoting a de-stigmatising environment in which struggles, challenges, tragedies and recoveries are explored as part of being human.
Aside from my private practice, I am also a practitioner and founding trustee at Arc, a community driven charity based in Axminster Devon, that aims to support anyone seeking counselling help at a difficult time, as profoundly affecting change, loss or trauma touches their lives. The charity is fully integrated to its local medical practice, a pioneering model that has earned it many accolades.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Ongoing portfolio of professional development focused on EMDR and Mindfulness, trauma and attachment and the work of Daniel Siegel in the exciting field of interpersonal neurobiology.
- Member of EMDR UK
- Advanced Diploma in Supervision
- MBACP Accredited
- International Integrative Psychotherapy Association (IIPA) Certification
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
- £60 per hour session
- £75 per hour and a half EMDR session
- £50 per hour session on concession
I am happy to have a 15 mins initial phone call (free of charge) to listen to your concerns and requirements, answer any questions you might have and help you gauge whether I could be the right therapist for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My private practice days are Mondays and Thursdays in the centre of Exeter.
Types of client