About me

D. Paul Davies BSc (Hons) (Psych), BACP (accred).

Newid a Gobaith is the name Paul Davies uses to identify the services he offers as a therapist. Paul, who has lived in Wales all his life chose the name  because, translated from Welsh to English, means Change and Hope. These words are representative of his approach to counselling. He helps people find ways of taking control of inevitable or unavoidable change in their life or other difficulties that they present. This control can promote a more positive change  He values the belief that hope and change realistically maintained and encouraged can set a person on the road to a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

Paul is a psychological therapist and experienced accredited counsellor. His approach is understanding, non-judgemental, professional, supportive, and when required, directive and structured. His service is confidential to the highest level. Paul practices an integrative style of counselling which includes, when appropriate, CBT and Mindfulness. Paul is also a fully qualified and practicing EMDR psychotherapist and he offers this specialist psychotherapy in appropriate circumstances.

Therapy plans are structured exclusively for the individual in accordance with the person's personal needs. Paul has 29 years of experience in helping people across a broad range of issues.

In addition to his private practice he works as a University Counsellor providing counselling for students and staff. He has previously worked as Senior Counsellor within the Occupational Health department in local government and has been an associate lecturer teaching counselling skills in an FE college. He provides Supervision for practicing and trainee counsellors.

The majority of counsellors refer to the individual attending counselling as a "client." To Paul you are not his client - you are a person.

Counselling appointments are conducted in a purpose built timber cabin in a peaceful rural location at his home address.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc. Psychology (Hons)
Higher Counselling Diploma

CBT Post Diploma Certificate
Counselling Supervision
Counselling Sexually Diverse Clients
Psychosexual counselling.
REWIND technique for Post Traumatic Stress
The application of therapeutic Mindfulness in professional practice
Annual Continued Professional Development.

D.P.Davies BSc. (Hons) Psych. MBACP (accred).,  ITEC, CThA.
Paul is the name behind of Newid a Gobaith. He has an Honours degree in Psychology, a Higher Diploma in Counselling, is an accredited member of the BACP, and is listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. He is a trained and practicing EMDR psychotherapist. He has supplemented his training with  the Essentials of LGBT and Sexual Diversity Therapy which broadens his skills and abilities to help clients across a wider background of issues and difficulties. Paul also holds an International Therapy Examinations Council Diploma and is a member of the Complementary Therapists Association.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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


Couples Counselling

Sexual Diversity

LGBT issues

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Additional information

£45 - £60 per one hour appointment for individuals.
£50 - £60 couples counselling - up to 75 minutes appointment

EMDR 60 - 90 minutes per appointment. Please enquire for fees.           

Supervision - £45  60 minutes appointment, £70  90 minutes appointment.
Limited number of concessions available. Please enquire.


Thursdays and Fridays. Urgent appointments may be available on other days. To ensure privacy of others, callers strictly by appointment only.

Further information

Paul works with children 12+ years, adolescents and adults for one-to-one counselling / therapy.

He also works with couples (m/f, m/m, f/f or other non-specific gender combination) for relationship and intimacy issues.

If you have any queries regarding the service offered please telephone or email in confidence and Paul will be happy to answer your questions.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

One step and one low door ledge may hinder access. Can be accessed with portable ramps. On line service also offered.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer one-to-one supervision for qualified and experienced counsellors, and for counsellors in training.

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D. Paul Davies

D. Paul Davies