Davina Lacey

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High Wycombe HP16 & HP14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor, registered with BACP and with over a decade of experience counselling adults and young people (14 years +).

I am experienced in working with a wide-ranging variety of issues including depression, anxiety and stress, self-harm, suicide ideation, trauma, family and relationship difficulties. 

Whether you are seeking a deeper understanding of yourself or you are struggling to cope with complex situations/relationships, counselling will give you a safe space to talk (without judgment), explore your needs and find new ways forward.

I have a strong, professional foundation in person-centred theory, am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and my Master's qualification is in Existential Psychotherapy Studies (MSc).  

You can read more about me and how I work on my website. www.davinalaceycounselling.com

Sessions are for 50 minutes and the session fee is £60. I offer a first session (at £30 fee so you can get a sense of how counselling might help you and see how you feel talking with me. Just email or call me to make an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Certificates

  • MSc Existential Psychotherapy Studies (New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling)
  • 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)
  • BA (Hons) in Human and Education studies

I have lectured in Counselling Theory & Practice (Diploma) and have been a Director of Bucks Family Network (providing therapy for families).

Recent training (2020-2023) includes

  • Introduction to Internal Family Systems (Internal Family Systems UK)
  • Women & Girls on the autism spectrum (National Autism Society)
  • Working with Adult Survivors of child abuse in a Trauma Informed way (National Association for People abused in Childhood).

Other training courses & CPD include:

  • 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

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

Counselling sessions are 50 minutes, available online and in-person

Call or email to arrange a first session/consultation (£30)

Counselling sessions - £60.

I also offer low-cost sessions for those in financial hardship, please feel you can ask me about this.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

In-person and online sessions are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in daytimes and evenings.

Further information

My counselling room is in Prestwood, HP16 9BS.

It is a quiet, private space within easy distance of High Wycombe, Great Missenden, Princes Risborough, Aylesbury and surrounding areas (head over to my website to see photos of the room).

Prestwood, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP16

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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