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About me

About Me

I am a Person Centred Therapist who is fully qualified and an accredited member with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.  I have experience working as a therapist with an outpatients addictions service, in schools and in my own private practice.  I also offer parent consultancy and supervision to counsellors.  I provide face to face, short and long term counselling to children, young people and adults on a wide range of issues including well-being health issues and emotional difficulties.

How I can help?

  • I help support people who have coped with various levels of upset and difficulty in their lives that have negatively affected their well-being, from minor troubles to overwhelming experiences that leave them heartbroken, cause personal and family distress.
  • I can support you to think about your own life map: to consider the significant milestones and key events that have shaped  your life.  We can explore past relationships  and how these impact on the present and identify hurdles that are holding you back.  Often alcohol, drugs, food and sex can be used as a form of self-medication to assist with numbing pain, calm and soothe overwhelming feelings.
  • I can help build and restore  your  own internal support mechanisms: to feel more confident and  to silence your inner critic and revise negative self-beliefs;  to develop self-regulation strategies to promote coping,  to find peace of mind by managing your low mood and anxiety.
  • I help people improve the communication within their families, their work and social settings by seeking to understand and explore the communication behind the behaviour; to acknowledge the whole range of feelings and to build nurturing relationships where they feel seen, heard, valued and understood.
  • I support parents/carers by answering their questions about their child’s emotional wellbeing, behaviour or mental health concerns.
  • I support children and young people to help them express their feelings and thoughts that have troubled them and helped them learn strategies to cope with their problems and improve their self-esteem, enabling them to concentrate on learning, work and enjoying life.
  • I support children, young people and adults in exploring the impact on their individual personality as a consequence of living between multiple cultural influences which thwart their psychological well-being and work to develop an inner resilience to cope with feelings of sadness, anger, shame, powerlessness and isolation.
  • I can help to discover your own potential in directing your own path, to take you forward in life to make changes that will help you be comfortable and content with yourself and with others.

I work with clients of all ages, from different ethnicities and cultural background on wide ranging issues:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Body Anxiety and Insecurity
  • Bereavement, Loss and Grief
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coping with the impact of Covid 19
  • Cultural and Racial Identity
  • Discrimination, Racism and Prejudice
  • Emotional regulation and resilience
  • Family Breakdown
  • Low mood/depression
  • Parenting Support
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress and burnout
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Understanding triggers for addictive behaviours (food, alcohol, drugs and sex)

For more information on how I can help  please go to www.lifemapsn20therapy.com.  Please call or email and I aim to respond within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Previously working in law, advocacy and mediation,  I  experience of  working as a therapist in educational settings as an on site school counsellor and manager of therapeutic services.  I have worked as a therapist within an outpatients' addiction charity,  and currently as a Parent Adviser supporting parents/carers coping with the mental health behaviours and emotional well-being of their children and families.  I am qualified to MSc degree level in conflict resolution and mediation with a diploma in Person Centred Counselling and I have qualifications and in training in Counselling Children and Young People, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy and Integrative Supervision.  My training and practice has focused on humanistic philosophies and psychodynamic perspectives but with detailed attention to the significance of attachment trauma, systemic working, child development, neurobiology, diversity and difference and the importance of working ethically and professionally.  These qualifications and extensive continuing professional development have enhanced my range of therapeutic responses and provided a deeper understanding of the range of issues brought by clients such as trauma, loss, abuse, relationship conflict, family breakdown, addiction and personal and cultural identity.

For more information on how I can help please go to www.lifemapsn20therapy.com.  Please call or email and I aim to respond within 24 hours.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Play and art therapy

In supporting children and young people, I am trained in non-directive play and art therapy. This way of working uses the medium of play and art to allow and encourage children to communicate with the therapist both verbally and non-verbally. The play and art making within the sessions offers a variety of purposes: to express feelings, to act out an experience that has troubled or traumatised them or to play out difficult thoughts, images and dreams. The counselling sessions provide a creative space where the individual is autonomous and free to explore whatever they want to bring safely with the therapist. As a result, children are able to learn strategies to help them deal with their problems, to improve their self-esteem and resilience and to gain a sense of self. Consequently this frees up their energies and focus, to enable them to concentrate on learning, enjoying school life, building relationships with family and friends.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Intercultural Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£60 per 50 minute session but I do offer a fee sliding scale and  provide concessions for trainee counsellors,  and people on low income or claiming benefits.  

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please do discuss with me your availability needs and I will try to be as accommodating as possible. 

Further information

What to expect from your first therapy session:

Psychotherapy and counselling is a talking therapy; this means that a typical session will consist of dialogue between you and your therapist.  Once you have been in contact and decide you'd like to try talking therapy, I'll invite you for an assessment session.  The assessment session will last for 50 minutes.  This session is a chance for us to get to know each other and for me to hear about you and what brings you to seek therapy.  I will explain a little about how I work and the practicalities around our sessions and you will be welcome to ask any questions regarding your therapy with me.  In the assessment, we will discuss how many sessions you want.  This can be a set time span, set number or open ended.  This decision will be made together and will be informed by many different factors.

I currently hold video, phone and face to face sessions.  During the current pandemic, you may feel that phone or video sessions are more suitable.

Please do email me at info@lifemapsn20therapy.com to discuss how I can help.  I aim to respond within 24 hours.

Whetstone
London
N20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a BACP accredited therapist and qualified supervisor. I supervise qualified and trainee counsellors from wide ranging theoretical modalities.

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Debrina Lloyd-Davies MSc BA(Hons) PGdip, Therapist MBACP(Accredited)

Debrina Lloyd-Davies MSc BA(Hons) PGdip, Therapist MBACP(Accredited)