Geraldine Davenport Reg MBACP
Hello, I'm Gerri.
It's perfectly normal for us to face difficulties at some stage in our life, it happens to all of us at one time.
Talking to a counsellor can help you to make sense of what is happening to you right now. Are you feeling anxious and stressed? Or are you feeling depressed and that nobody understands? Maybe you are having problems in your relationship and feeling unsure what to do. Or are work problems impacting on your family life? Any of us can feel like this, but you don't have to try to work it out alone. I will work with you to help resolve these issues, and help you find a way to move forward to a better future.
I love seeing the changes that my clients make which enables them to move forward more positively with more confidence and self-esteem.
I work with people just like you every day.
My special interest is working with victims of domestic abuse, and I have worked in this area since 2002. I have worked with many hundreds of women and understand how alone and afraid you are when you realise that your relationship isn't what you thought it was, and how confused and fearful you are feeling.
I have given training to Police officers, Social workers etc on the effects domestic abuse has on victims and their families. I have written and delivered programmes for victims, helping them to understand what has happened, and to help their self-esteem so that they will feel stronger in the future. I have worked with various Charities, which have included Wirral Mind and was employed by a charity (Zero Centre) which helped victims of Domestic Abuse and their children.
Although domestic abuse is my special interest, it isn’t the only area I work in. I have worked with clients with a variety of different concerns.
I know how confusing it can be to understand your emotions, I will help you to make the changes necessary to move forward with your life. I will help you to reduce your stress, anxiety and improve your self-esteem and confidence.
How I Work
I work from counselling rooms based in Balls Road Birkenhead, an easy walk from Birkenhead town centre, and on a bus route. Each counselling session is one hour.
In addition to traditional face to face counselling, I also offer online counselling, which can be either, Skype video counselling or email, for U.K residents and English speakers worldwide, whether living at home or an Ex Pat overseas. If you would like further information regarding this, please contact me.
How to Get Started
If you feel that I can help you, you can contact me by either email or phone. We can arrange an initial meeting where we can talk about what you want to get out of counselling, I can explain more about how I work and answer any questions you may have. If you feel happy to continue, we can arrange further appointments at a time that is convenient for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling Diploma
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- NLP Practitioner
Further Training in:
- Domestic Abuse
- Suicide Awareness
- Working with perpetrators of domestic abuse
- Online Counselling
- Self Harm
- Critical Incident
I have given training to professionals such as social workers, teachers, police etc in domestic abuse awareness, and the impact this has on victims.
I have also delivered a programme for victims of domestic abuse, helping them to understand the impact this had had on their lives, and to give them insight on moving forward with healthy relationships.
I have ran workshops and groups for women to improve their self - esteem and assertiveness.
I also have worked with clients with Aspergers Syndrome, and have many years experience of the difficulties some families face in this area.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with parents of children with autism/aspergers syndrome.
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Face to Face Counselling:
Counselling £40 per session.
Couple Counselling £60 per session.
Please contact me for online fees.
There are a limited number of concessions for unwaged/OAP's/Counselling students please contact me to discuss this.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays 8.00am - 8.00pm Weekends 9.00am - 4.00pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|