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I provide therapy/counselling and associated services for individuals and organisations. I am a qualified and experienced practitioner in both specialist and general areas of mental health, well-being, growth and development.
My main theoretical models are CBT with Schema Focused Therapy using elements of DBT and other more recent approaches.

I offer a range of services including counselling/psychotherapy, supervision and  personal/professional training and development.

A client can expect to be in partnership with me to find ways of dealing with their problems and being able to move on in their lives.

Therapy for individuals, couples, families or groups can be short, medium or long term.

I can offer online sessions via Skype. Please telephone for more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

Hilary Davidson BEd, MSc in Counselling, RMBACP

I have been counselling for seventeen years since my first diploma in therapeutic counselling, specialising in severe and enduring Eating Disorders, OCD, Personality Disorders and associated problems such as PTSD and self harm. I also see clients with other problems such as depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, relationship problems and bereavement.

Member organisations


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.

Further information

I am based in a peaceful rural area in the Forest of Dean in West Gloucestershire.

In therapy I aim firstly to develop a working and therapeutic relationship with the client. I want to be clear about any boundaries such as what can be kept confidential and what I am able to help with.

I offer an initial meeting so that we can decide if we want to work together. This will involve a process of discussion and assessment and conversations about what to expect.

I normally meet clients once a week having agreed on the number of sessions in the assessment session, usually six at a time. We can make an agreement for more sessions if they are needed.

Upper Lydbrook

Type of session

In person
Hilary Davidson

Hilary Davidson