D. Paul Davies
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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 changes in their life, or other difficulties that they present. This control can promote a more positive transition. 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. He is also trained in, and provides, Psychosexual Therapy (see his website for details).
Therapy plans are structured exclusively for the individual in accordance with the person's personal needs. Paul has 30 years of experience in helping people across a broad range of issues.
He currently works solely in private practice having recently retired as a University Counsellor who provided 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. 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 Sexually Diverse Clients
REWIND technique for Post-Traumatic Stress
The application of therapeutic Mindfulness
Regular Continued Professional Development.
D.P.Davies BSc. (Hons) Psych. MBACP (accred).
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, and specialist Psychosexual 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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 - £60.00
Concessions offered for
£50 - £60 per one hour appointment for individuals.
£55 - £65 couples/relationship counselling - up to 75 minutes appointment
£50 Psychosexual therapy 60 minutes appointment
Mindfulness/relaxation £45. 50 minute appointment
EMDR 60 - 90 minutes per appointment. Please enquire for fees.
Supervision - £50 for 60 minutes appointment, £70 for 90 minutes appointment.
Limited number of concessions available. Please enquire.
When I work
Occasionally, appointments may be available on other days. To ensure privacy of others, callers strictly by appointment only.
Paul works with young people 12 years old and over, and adults of all ages.
He also works with couples (m/f, m/m, f/f or any other gender combination) for relationship and intimacy and sexual issues.
People attending are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages for their consumption during appointments.
The appointments are held in a purpose-built timber frame cabin which is pleasantly lit, warm, comfortable, private. and creates an ambience of safety and tranquillity. Unfortunately, it does not have toilets.
If you have any queries regarding the service offered, please telephone or email in confidence, and Paul will be happy to answer your questions.