Davina Lacey (registered) MBACP - Counselling adults & young people
I am an experienced person-centred counsellor, working with adults and young people in Buckinghamshire. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of issues including depression, relationships and family issues, anxiety, anger and self-harm. I have also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and using creative arts therapy, which I can integrate into my work with you, if that interests you.
I will create an accepting and safe space for you to talk confidentially about any areas of your life and explore difficulties you are experiencing, without judgement. For some people, sessions are about seeking deeper understanding of themselves or situations. For others, we may be exploring solutions or changes you would like to make.
In an initial session you can find out more about how I work and get a feel for whether counselling feels the right decision for now . In this session we can talk about what is going on for you and discuss what you hope to gain from counselling.
After this, if you would like to start counselling we can have an open-ended arrangement or agree a number of sessions which can be weekly or fortnightly. Both day-time and evening appointments are available.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I have regular supervision. I am also a trustee of Bucks Family Network (offering counselling and support to families in Buckinghamshire).
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications & Certificates
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Accredited Voluntary Register
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (for qualified counsellors)
- Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling ( Person-Centred Approach)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BA (Hons) in Human and Education studies
I am also a qualified part-time youth worker and have trained in Neuro-linguistic Programming ( Core Skills Practitioner)
I regularly undertake training courses & CPD which have included
- Masks of Masculinity (Confer)
- Advanced Safeguarding Children
- Using Creative Skills in Counselling
- Understanding Anxiety
- Anger Management
- Baby Bonding Practitioner Training
Memberships of Professional Bodies:
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am bound by and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
In June 2018 I was selected for a BACP Register Audit where I was deemed to have met the Register standards and I received the following feedback: "The Audit Assessment Team was particularly impressed with the excellent level of detail throughout your audit submission and your commitment to furthering your practice with relevant CPD activities".
I hold full Professional Liability Insurance and a current DBS check.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Photos & videos
The first session is offered free of charge and lasts about 30 minutes, this is to help you find out if working with me will be right for you.
After this initial session, each session lasts 50 minutes and is usually charged at £50. It is important to me that cost isn't a barrier to accessing counselling so I do provide counselling at lower rates for those on low incomes, receiving benefits and pensions, students and others who will find paying full fees difficult at this time. Please just ask me about this these concessions.
The counselling room I use is Hughenden Valley, High Wycombe. It is a calm, quiet space within easy distance of High Wycombe, Naphill, Great Missenden, Princes Risborough, Aylesbury and surrounding areas and has a private drive and parking spaces.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sessions are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday daytimes and Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Types of client