Hello! I'm here to tell you that things can be better than this - there is a reason you're feeling the way you do and I can help you understand why and identify what needs to change. I specialise in helping people heal from past trauma, relationships and low self-esteem that commonly lead to feelings of anxiety and depression.
Recognising patterns across relationships and experiences, making contact with emotion and using techniques to manage intense feelings forms a basis for my work. Alongside my private work I am employed as a counsellor for the NHS, and I bring a wealth of experience working for reputable organisations such as Mind and in partnership with GP surgeries.
The therapy I deliver helps tackle some of the pressures that we can experience within our society today; the apparent disparity between how we are and how we think we should be, the struggle to find meaning, the feeling of never being 'good enough'. I'd like to help you feel more ‘you’, to guide you towards a more authentic way of living.
Whether the problem feels chaotic, immediate and taking up all your space, or if it's that sense of losing your mojo and feeling 'not quite right', sessions with me can help bring order, clarity and act as an anchor to hold on to when delving deeper. Please check out my website for further information on the way I deliver therapy: www.davinapsychotherapy.com
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Psychotherapy and Counselling - University of Leeds - Distinction
Alongside my private practice I work as a counsellor for Central North West London NHS Trust. Previously, I worked as a counsellor for local not-for-profit organisations, as a mental health practitioner with the NHS in partnership with GP surgeries, as a mental health employment specialist for Mind, and in various mental health mentorship roles with students and autistic people.
I undertake further training and development opportunities in line with the BACP's requirements of 30+ hours per year. In addition, my training needs are continuously updated through my employment within the NHS, including safeguarding training and suicide prevention.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £55.00
I actively advertise for potential clients in London and Leeds, though if you are further afield please do get in touch! My prices vary between cities to reflect the difference in cost of the average therapy fee across the country.
£50 for individuals living in Leeds
£55 for individuals living in London