Davina Lacey (registered) MBACP - Counselling adults & young people
* Currently all sessions are online, which may not be your usual preference but hopefully we'll get to meet in person too, along the way. Or perhaps you would just like some 'one-off' sessions, to help cope with the difficulties, losses and changes that are affecting us at the moment. I have experience of supporting NHS staff (both hospital and community services).
I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor, working one-to-one with adults and young people (usually 14+) in Hughenden Valley (HP16).
I am experienced working with a wide-ranging variety of issues including depression, self-harm, suicide ideation, aggression, generalised anxiety, bullying, trauma, family issues and relationship situations. I have been in private practice since 2013.
Whether you are seeking a deeper understanding of yourself and personal struggles, or perhaps trying to make changes so that complex situations/relationships are more manageable, counselling will give you a safe space to talk confidentially, without judgment.
I have a strong, professional foundation in person-centred theory and am genuine in my empathy and care. 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 may be helpful for you.
You can read more about me and how I work on my website. I have sections that detail my separate work with adults and with young people www.davinalaceycounselling.com
Please just get in touch if you'd like to come along for an initial session, so 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 how counselling can help.
If you have concerns about starting counselling at the moment, please just give me a call and we talk through the options.
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)
- BA (Hons) in Human and Education studies
I have lectured in Counselling Theory & Practice (Diploma), have been a Director of Bucks Family Network (providing therapy for families). 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
- Family Constellations workshop
- 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.
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
The first session is offered free of charge and lasts about 25 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 ask me about this these concessions.
Concessions offered for
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. (Head over to my website to see photos of the room.)
If you have concerns about starting counselling in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak please see my statement for clients https://www.davinalaceycounselling.com/coronavirus-update