Relationships / marriages do sometimes break down and people can be left feeling angry, confused or scared. I am a fully qualified Relate trained counsellor, with over ten years' experience and I provide relationship counselling to both individuals and couples from rooms in the centre of Harrogate. I am currently managing my sessions either face to face with social distancing in place, or online via Skype or Zoom and appointments can be made throughout the week, either during the day or on an evening, to match your availability.
What is relationship counselling ?
Typically clients may have discovered that:
- they have grown apart
- there has been an affair
- parenting issues
- sex issues
- family dynamics
- relationships from the past are impacting on the present
No matter what state you feel that your relationship has reached, counselling can help you to explore when and where the relationship faltered and help you discover if there is a way forward.
What happens in counselling?
At our initial meeting you would talk through your current situation, the issues that you feel need addressing and how you think that counselling may help. I would then discuss with you how I might be able to work with you and we would then both plan a way forward together.
Some people find that this initial session is all they need to clear their thinking, help them decide what action to take and that no further counselling is necessary. If together we all feel that further counselling would be beneficial, I would organise on-going counselling sessions, usually on a weekly basis. I typically see most people for two to five further sessions, although this will very much depend on how our sessions progress as further issues may be uncovered.
During counselling, my goal is to help individuals and couples to think through their own situation and to work through their own issues. My aim is to help you to understand yourself better, to work things out for yourself and for you to be in a position to make your own decision about what to do next.
I am a fully qualified relationship counsellor and member of the BACP. I have worked for Relate in Harrogate and now work in private practice along with other Relate-trained counsellors at ‘Listening Room Harrogate'.
Please see my website http://www.listening-room.co.uk/gill-davis for more information about me, how I work, how I might be able to help and how to get in touch.
I also work with children and young people, who may be struggling with relationships such as parents, friends or other family members. I have worked with young people at Relate, at schools in North Yorkshire and Leeds and also in private practice - see my profile at http://www.harrogate-counselling.co.uk if you need more information about this.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified 'Relate Counsellor', experienced in working with both individuals and couples and specialising in relationship issues.
Becoming a 'Relate Counsellor' requires two years formal training at the national Relate Institute, followed by 500 hours of supervised counselling. I have been practicing as a Relate Counsellor since 2009.
I have worked for Relate in Harrogate and now work in private practice along with other Relate-trained counsellors at ‘Listening Room Harrogate' - www.listening-room.co.uk
I also work with children and young people, who may be struggling with relationships such as parents, friends or other family members. I have worked with young people at Relate, at schools in North Yorkshire and Leeds and also in private practice. Please see www.harrogate-counselling.co.uk if you need more information about this.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics and Practice Guidelines. I trained at Leeds Metropolitan University and the Relate Institute and undertake on-going training as part of my Continuous Professional Development.
Certain counselling styles suit some people more than others and so I draw from a range of approaches to provide the right support for you. My website profile explains more about what I do and how I might be able to help - www.listening-room.co.uk/gill-davis
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
I am currently managing my sessions either face to face with social distancing in place, or online via Skype or Zoom