Dana Davies Counsellor, Play Therapist and Supervisor (PTUK, BACP & AVR)
Hi, my name is Dana and I am a qualified person centred counsellor / Play therapist/ and supervisor in the North West Covering areas such as St Helens, Wigan, Manchester & Liverpool, Newton Le Willows. I am also a member of BACP & PTUK. I have specialised in counselling adults with alcohol,aggressive and drug issues. Survivors of abuse and Domestic Violence. I have worked with Post Natal Depression groups, and counselling clients with terminal illness along with bereavement. Amongst other issues. As well as adults I work with children aged 4-14 using play therapy in primary schools and private settings. I have done grief camps and work for the Youth Offending Team.
I can offer you a warm and friendly environment that isn't judgemental to enable you to have the breathing space you are seeking to look at your dilemma's as they may arise, sometimes counselling will bring up something you weren't even thinking was the issue. I will endeavour to be by your side why we attempt to walk the unknown path together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Play Therapy-
- Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
- Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
- Certificate in Play Skills
- Certificate In Self Injury
- Certificate In Borderline Personality Disorder
- Certificate in child sexual abuse & Domestic Violence.
- Certificate in Learning Mentor.
- Reiki Practitioner.
- Certificate in Shame
- Gestalt & Dreams training full weekend.
- Mental Health issues.
- Aggressive Behaviour.
- Safeguarding Children
- Marac training.
I currently work in 2 primary schools doing play therapy and counselling. Along with counselling adults and children in my private practice.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Play therapy is using the medium of art, sand and clay amongst other creative interventions to enable expression for you to get a handle on your emotions. Play came before words with the child, so it is the childs natural language.
Creative Counselling £50 an hour
Talking Therapy £40
Supervision £60 for an hour £70 for an hour and half
Play therapy £60 for 50 minutes
Couples £60 1 hour
Schools:- prices negotiable if multiple sessions booked
Group supervision Professional Development £10 ( for 2 hours)