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Donna Davies dip C. MBACP, PMCOSCA Counsellor & Supervisor

Elgin, Moray, IV30 6BH
07756 206992 07756 206992
Elgin, Moray, IV30 6BH

About me

Seeing a counsellor means seeing someone who is removed from what is going on and can therefore see the problem with more clarity. This means that you can talk to me without worrying how your problem will affect me.  I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland), I work within their strict ethical frameworks. I work in a person centred/integrative way, and offer a non-judgemental, confidential counselling service to adults and children. Along with my Diploma in Counselling I am also qualified to work with children and young people. I facilitate bereavement workshops and I am affiliated to various other organisations such as Moray Council, Time for Talking and Care First. I also volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, working with adults and children.Some people contact me with issues of loss, depression, stress, work related stress, sexuality or relationship issues. Some just know something is wrong but don't quite know what; together we explore this.

Although counselling may not be for everyone, in my experience feedback from clients who have engaged in this type of therapy has proven very positive and often life changing. We quite often address our physical needs when they become obvious, for example attending the doctor if we have physical symptoms, going for a massage when we physically ache, visiting the reflexologist, aroma therapist or even a nail bar, all of which make us feel better about ourselves. However, when our emotional needs are in need of attention, they are quite often ignored.

I work from 11 Main Street, New Elgin, Elgin, - which has disabled access. 

I also offer Supervision to Counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience


I hold a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, however through further training and experience I now work in a more integrative way.  I value different aspects of the various theories that currently exist and usually intuitively know what will suit your individual needs.

I have an accredited COSCA certificate for working with bereavement and loss, and a further COSCA certificate for working with children.

I have attended numerous training and workshops covering ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Mindfulness, Psychosynthesis, Working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, understanding violence against women, Psychodrama, working with bereavement through cot death, suicide and murder.

I currently/have worked for:

Open Secret, an organisation who specialise in working with people who have experienced physical/emotional/sexual/domestic abuse.  This is based in HMP Grampian.
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, I volunteer for Cruse, working with adults and children who have experienced bereavement and loss.
Time for Talking, Moray Council's Employee Assistance Provider.
Hanover Housing, facilitating bereavement workshops for staff, throughout Scotland.
Private practice, working with adults and children through various referral sources and covering many issues.

Member organisations

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.

COSCA

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the 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.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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

Although I work with a wide variety of issues, I specialise in Bereavement and Loss.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

I charge a reduced rate of £30 for the first session and £40 for each session thereafter.  I accept cash, card and BACS payments.

Donna Davies Counselling
11 Main Street
Elgin
Moray
IV30 6BH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

My premises is on ground floor level and is wheelchair accessible. I also offer online counselling for those who cannot leave their home.

Availability

I am currently available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and occasional Saturdays, face to face, by phone or online.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I currently offer Supervision to Counsellors or other relevant professionals.  I work with a wide range of experience from students to highly qualified Counsellors, and offer this service as face to face, based in Elgin, or over Skype for further afield.  I work as an integrative therapist with adults, young people and children.

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Donna Davies dip C. MBACP, PMCOSCA Counsellor & Supervisor

Donna Davies dip C. MBACP, PMCOSCA Counsellor & Supervisor