John-Paul Davies, UKCP Accredited, MBACP, PG Dip

John-Paul Davies, UKCP Accredited, MBACP, PG Dip

Ferndown Gardens
KT11 2BH

Beauchamp Lodge
2 Warwick Crescent
W2 6NE

07949 777830

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About me

I am an experienced BACP registered, UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist offering both short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy and short-term life coaching. Please click through to my website at to see testimonials from some of my clients.

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It's available on at

I work between Little Venice/Paddington, London and Cobham (near to Oxshott, Esher, Weybridge, Ripley, Bookham, Fetcham, Hersham and Walton-on-Thames), Surrey.

What is the difference between psychotherapy and counselling?

Psychotherapy tends to be longer term work with the aim of a deeper understanding and awareness of self through self-examination, generally to improve relationship with self and, in turn, others.

Counselling tends to be a short-term exploration of issues happening in a person's life at that moment in time. These could include relationship difficulties such as divorce, dealing with anxiety symptoms, depression, addicitve behaviour, or bereavement.

How can psychotherapy or counselling help?

Good psychotherapy or counselling can enable you to experience life more in the way you want to. The issues bringing you to this site might be standing in the way of this, but they can change. I don't believe that anyone is predestined to be a certain "type" of person or to behave in, or feel, a particular way. Of course, sometimes much of the work can be about a person just appreciating and valuing more of who they currently are. There is a real and unique potential held in the trusting relationship between psychotherapist/counsellor and client.

The same issues arise for different reasons in each person. In psychotherapy or counselling, we learn how unique elements are creating your symptoms or causing you to feel unsatisfied, distressed or struggle. We'll look at how this can be different in your day to day life in order to shape life the way you want and need.

My approach

My training combined traditional psychotherapy theory with more contemporary techniques. This enables your individuality to be reflected in our work together. We would work in a style designed to suit you. This could, for example, involve bringing in your dreams and creative imagination, practicing mindfulness, or using cognitive behavioural techniques in addition to more traditional talking psychotherapy and counselling

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
  • Fully Accredited by the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
  • Completed a one year Foundation in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Followed by a four year Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London.

Prior to beginning my private practice I carried out both short and long term work for:

  • The Counselling Partnership, St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey.
  • The West London Centre for Counselling Service, Shepherd’s Bush, London.
  • The HELP Counselling Service, Notting Hill, London.
  • Living Well CIC, Ladbroke Grove, London.
  • The GMI Partnership, London in Vauxhall and at Mayday Hospital, Croydon.

I have also completed:

  • A Certificate in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) with training approved by both the EMDRIA and the EMDR-.
  • A clinical placement on the Hughlings Jackson Psychiatric Ward at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neuro-surgery in Queen Square, London.
  • Four full day courses covering the psychiatric DSM(IV) handbook.
  • A Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement (Credit) with the GMI Partnership.
  • A Mindfulness course with Living Well.
  • An Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy with The Counselling Partnership.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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My fee per session is:

£90 in both Cobham (near to Esher, Oxshott, Fetcham, Bookham, Hersham, Weybridge and Walton-on-Thames) and Paddington/Little Venice.

Further information

There is free parking nearby my Cobham location. For the CCPE, the nearest tubes are Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo Line) or Paddington.

Maps & Directions

Cobham, KT11 2BH
London, W2 6NE

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays and evening appointments.

Types of client

Older adults