Davina Elsen

Berwick-upon-tweed TD15 & Edinburgh EH1
07956 395 167 07956 395 167

About me

I am a psychosynthesis counsellor and supervisor and also an EFT practitioner. I worked for 9 years as a volunteer counsellor at Cotswold Counselling in Cirencester where I worked with adult individuals, couples and adolescents. I was also a founding member of Cotswold Talking Therapies and had a private practice in South Cerney. I am very experienced at working with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, phobias, anger, bereavement, abuse, stress, work-related issues, suicidal thoughts and OCD. I work holistically, taking into account mind, body and spirit and the connection between them.

EFT or Tapping, combines psychological exposure with the stimulation of acupuncture points. Easy to learn, it is an extremely effective tool for calming the stress response. Some of my adolescent clients have found it very helpful for calming nerves just before exams. In my practice, I have found that it has helped clients move through issues faster as well as being very effective in shifting a stuck client into a new place.

As well as EFT, I use relaxation exercises, drawing, mindfulness and guided visualisation when appropriate and only with my client's consent. My aim is to support and empower my clients to take charge of their lives. I am particularly interested in stress management.

I am a registered member of two official bodies; BACP and AAMET and abide by their ethical guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Sophrotherapie Icasienne, Namur, Belgium, 2004
Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, Psychosynthesis & Eduction Trust in collaboration with University of East London, UK, 2008
Short-term couples counselling training with Jamie Agar in 2009
Young persons counselling training with Peter Millar in 2010
Practitioner Level in Emotional Freedom Technique and AAMET member, 2013
Registered member of BACP
Diploma in Counselling Supervision accredited by the European Centre for Psychotherapeutic Studies, 2014
Volunteer counsellor at Cotswold Counselling for 9 years (2006-2015)
Private practice and founding member of Cotswold Talking Therapies (2008-2015)
Supervisor working with groups and individuals at Listening Post (2013-2014)
Supervisor at Cotswold Counselling (2013-2015)
Introduction to Therapeutic Groupwork with Tim Foskett, CPPD, London (November 2015)

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Adult individuals and adolescents: £45.00 for one hour in Tweedmouth, £50 in Edinburgh
Couples: £50.00 for one hour in Tweedmouth, £60 in Edinburgh
Supervision: £45.00 for one hour in Tweedmouth, £50 in Edinburgh
Concessions available

The Whole Works
Jacksons Close
209 High Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1PZ

Berwick Smile Dental Care
57-63 West End
Tweedmouth
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 2HE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages french

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

9.00 to 5.00 monday to thursday and 9.45 to 3.30 friday

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

At the start of 2014 I completed a one-year training with Oasis Talk in Bristol in counselling supervision within an organisational contex.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Davina Elsen

Davina Elsen