Howard Davis MBACP (Accred). Wild Mind Counselling
Borough House Rooms
78-80 Borough High Street
I am an experienced mindfulness-based gestalt counsellor offering quality, affordable, indoor face-to-face counselling in Borough High Street (SE1) and outdoor, contemplative Walk 'n Talk therapy in various tree-filled park spaces and woodlands within London including Hampstead Heath (NW5) and Dulwich & Sydenham Woods (SE26).
My indoor counselling practice is held in a naturally bright, contemporary suite of counselling rooms at Borough House on Borough High Street very close to London Bridge.
Walk ‘n Talk Therapy
I have a passion for taking therapy outdoors into the restorative natural spaces that are available in London including Dulwich and Sydenham Woods (SE26), Hampstead Heath (NW5), Greenwich Park (SE10), Peckham Rye Park (SE22) and Brockwell Park (SE24).
Recently recognised by the World Economic Forum, spending time in natural surroundings, most specifically, as shown in the Japanese practice of forest bathing, around trees, can bring about improved levels of health and well-being.
I have worked outdoors with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, lack of direction, low confidence, a sense of life being overwhelming, panic attacks and unrelenting stress and I have witnessed numerous successful outcomes. I have come to trust the many therapeutic benefits that are available working outdoors in natural surroundings. Clients have additionally expressed their appreciation in having an alternative to sitting face-to-face in a therapy room.
I suggest having an initial discounted introductory session where we can discuss how we might work together. You can then decide if you would like to continue but with no obligation to do so. Please click on the link to my website for further details of my approach and bio.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, MBACP (Accred). I abide by their ethical framework of respect, integrity and beneficence to work in the best interests of my clients.
I have a Certificate in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling (Goldsmiths, UoL) and a BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling (The Gestalt Centre). I have also completed a BPS accredited Core Process Psychotherapy Diploma in Relational Mindfulness (Karuna Institute).
I am a qualified Qi Gong teacher (Institute of Contemporary Qi Gong) and, if desired, I can incorporate embodied movement into our counselling work. This has been helpful in outdoor therapy.
I lead 8-week group process courses in Embodied Mindfulness and Mindful Compassion.
I am a member of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Outdoors (CAPO) and Ecopsychology UK.
I hold a BA (Hons.) degree in Modern Arts (Kingston) and look to bring an experiential creativity to the counselling process.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Intimacy (drawing on Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent)
- Focusing technique (using Gene Gendlin’s Focusing technique to deepen self-awareness).
I offer an initial introductory session of 50 minutes duration with a fee of £30. This allows us to meet and for you to see how I work and whether I am the right counsellor for you with no obligation to continue.
If we choose to proceed, I offer weekly 50 minute sessions. My fees are:
£50 at Borough House - daytime sessions (before 5pm)
£60 at Borough House - evening sessions (after 5pm)
£40 in Dulwich & Sydenham Woods and London parks including Hampstead Heath, Greenwich Park, Brockwell Park and Peckham Rye Park
£50 via Skype.
I seek to offer affordable fees and do offer concessions, please ask.
Please click on the link to my website for further details of fees and locations.
I see my role as being to facilitate and support you in your process to discover, embody and befriend that which is essential and connected so that you may live as fully and deeply as you wish.
I welcome persons from all sexual orientations, sex and gender identifications, abilities, religions or no religions, races, and ethnicities.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday, 8.00am-8.00pm
Types of client