Davina Dobbs, MBACP, BACP Reg
My name is Davina Dobbs-Akerele. I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I understand that life can feel challenging at times, and it can take only one thing to knock you off balance emotionally and mentally! I birthed Time In counselling not only to remind you that it OK to not be OK!
My mission is to walk alongside you as you navigate through the uncertainties and challenges of life. I provide tailored support with care and compassion which through our strong, relational connection you will feel empowered to move ahead in healthy and resilient ways towards a more productive and rewarding life.
I have worked in Counselling Psychology for several years with experience working within the NHS, communities, charities as well as in my private practice. I specialise in abuse-related concerns, trauma-related concerns and relationships difficulties. I have experience working with individuals and groups from multiple backgrounds and ‘all walks of life’.
I have an on-going interest in working with women from the BME community. I believe that knowledge is important to help others. However, I also understand the transparency behind having first-hand experiences, as I believe that's where the true connection can be blossom.
It’s time to take off that 'superwomen mask', put your load down, remove all labels. It is time to set some time aside for you, time to take some Time In!
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, on the Professional Standards Authority Register. (Registration No: 382183).
-Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
-Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
-Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
-OCN Level 3 Award Professional Working in the Sexual Violence Sector
-OCN Level 3 Award Meeting the Mental Health needs of Domestic and Sexual Abuse Survivors
-Sports and Attachment
-Suicide Prevention Course
-Equality & Diversity Training
-Mental Capacity Act Training
-Mental Health Awareness Training
-The Impact of Social Media on the Family
-Supporting People into Employment, Education and Training
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
-Childhood Sexual Abuse
I charge £50 for each 50-minute session. I reserve a limited amount of lower-fee slots at £35.00 for those on a low income and trainee counsellors, please contact me.