Isabel Davies MNCS registered Counsellor
I have over 15 years experience of working with people who experience loss, bereavement, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I worked as a Macmillan Counsellor for 6 years working with both individuals and couples where there had been a cancer diagnosis. I see individuals and couples who define their sexuality as heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. I take a Humanistic approach, which means my aim is to support and enable you to find ways to overcome your difficulties and develop your full potential.
There are times in your life when you may feel you need to speak to someone outside your family or friendship circle. You may be feeling isolated during a particularly stressful time, or experience depression, anxiety, general anxiety disorder or may not be aware of the reasons you are feeling unhappy, sad or dissatisfied with your life. You may find forming and/or maintaining relationships difficult, or feel you are consistently repeating the same negative patterns in your relationships.
Relationship Counselling is for anyone who is experiencing difficulties with their relationship, you may be married, living together or apart. All couples experience periods when their relationship becomes strained for different reasons. It's when communication breaks down difficulties can become overwhelming, which in turn can create anxiety, depression and a distance between you as couple. Through the counselling process communication between you as a couple can improve and consequently enable you to deal with any difficulties you are experiencing.
What happens at my first appointment?
Your first appointment gives you an opportunity to explore what brings you for counselling and what you are wanting from counselling. We will both discuss whether my counselling service suits your needs and if agreed will discuss number off appointments required.
How often will I have appointment
Appointments take an hour and usually take place once a week but can take place fortnightly depending on your needs. The number of appointments is tailored to the needs of the couple or individual depending on what is discussed at the initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- National Counselling Society accredited member.
- 15 years experience of counselling working with couples and individuals.
- Qualified Relate trained relationship Counsellor.
- Qualified Gestalt Counsellor trained with Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership Cardiff.
- Completion of four year post graduate diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership working towards UKCP accreditation.
- BA(Hons) Social Policy & Administration.
- Qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship counselling for couples or individuals, I see couples with different presenting issues including affairs, separation, communication difficulties, impact of illness including cancer, loss of job, bereavement etc.
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For a 60min session
- Couples £55
- Individuals £45
If you would like more information please ring, email or text.
I work at Manor House, Bank Street, Chepstow, NP16 5EL
Manor House is situated above Elston's estate agents in the centre of Chepstow town, behind the statue of the Boatman and opposite WH Smith.
I offer evening appointments Tuesdays and Wednesdays my last appointment is 7.30pm
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work in Chepstow afternoons & evenings, Tuesday and Wednesday I provide evening appointments.
Types of client