Gaynor Davies MA MBACP Psychotherapy and Counselling
Anxiety is exhausting.
Sometimes life can be difficult unpredictable and confusing. Asking for support from a professional is a brave decision and one that signifies the first step towards a healthier and more fulfilling future.
I can offer a listening supportive ear, helping you to develop a coherent narrative about your life and current situation. This will allow you to process emotions and identify any habits and beliefs that may be holding you back.
In response to the current situation I am able to offer sessions via video calling or telephone.
I can offer low cost counselling to any frontline NHS or care workers.
I am also able to offer later evening appointments via Zoom / Skype
I am an experienced integrative therapist with over 9 years of experience working full time with clients.
My integrative approach allows me to draw from several techniques and tailor them to meet your individual needs and circumstances. This means that I am able to work in a time limited solution focused way in response to managing significant life events or external stress, or long term with clients who have experienced trauma and have significant struggles managing their emotions and everyday life.
I aim to create a safe and non-judgemental environment where we can work together to promote a positive and trusting client-counsellor relationship. I strive to experience the world through your eyes to allow you to be heard and understood with sensitivity.
In order to gain insight into any difficulties you may be facing, I will help you to identify any negative behaviours or thought patterns, and encourage you to try out new ways of being from the safety of the therapy room. I will work with you to find the strategies that will enable you to move forward positively and thrive.
I endeavour to show my clients resilience, patience and humility.
I have experience of working with individuals affected by anxiety, addiction, PTSD, and have worked extensively post-qualification with women experiencing or recovering from trauma. I also have experience of working with clients with additional needs including developmental disorders.
Prior to becoming a Psychotherapist, I worked for over 15 years within social care, providing support to children and families.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice and Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
Advanced training in Attachment Theory
Advanced training in Working with Trauma
Recent additional training:
Neuroscience ; Working with men; Eating disorders; Bereavement.
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
50 minute session - £60
Initial Consultation - £40
Student / Concessions rate available