Julie Davies

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MNCS (Acc) Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Available for new clients
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Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF71 7AH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life can sometimes seem overwhelming with events challenging our relationships with others and ourselves. Trying to cope can lead to; patterns of unhelpful behaviour, stress, lack of motivation, sadness, feeling isolated and ignoring feelings of your own. This can soon become the norm.

I  am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and my work life prior to this includes over 20 years working within the NHS. During this time I have gained a deeper understanding of how poor emotional health and a feeling of 'losing your way in life' can have a significant negative effect on your general well being. I continue to expand and develop my knowledge through participation on accredited courses, workshops, reading and other avenues offering continued professional development.

I offer Integrative therapy at MaVie Counselling. This is a flexible and inclusive style of counselling, offering different techniques and evidence based approaches, utilising whichever is best suited to the individual in front of me. Integrative counselling can help you; gain a better understanding of yourself and how you fare in relationships with others, an appreciation and understanding of different perspectives on troubling issues and, can help empower the individual to thrive moving forward. I understand that everyone has different needs, experiences and expectations from the counselling process, and this understanding is developed further in a welcoming, confidential and safe environment.

Drop me an e-mail at: MaVie.Counselling@gmail.com  (quickest point of contact) or contact me on: 07763781225 (will endeavour to respond within 48 hours). We can discuss setting up the initial session and your hopes and expectations from the counselling process.

                      “Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters”.

(Margaret Wheatley)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Currently volunteer counsellor at Porthcawl Counselling Services (Since 2016) .
  • Private Practice under the name of MaVie (My Life)
  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (2018)
  • Assist training certificate (Suicide prevention)
  • Bereavement training in Grief with Vulnerable Adults and Military Families and Personnel (2019)
  • Further training in Mindfulness for Anxiety and Depression.
  • Attendance at Introduction to Eating Disorders course (May 2019)
  • Over 6 years experience working with Eating Disorders support through peer support groups with BEAT (UK eating disorder charity) and MHM (Mental Health Matters), Bridgend.
  • Trauma: its impact and treatment (June 2019) Trauma and the brain (September 2019) Basic Neuroscience of Trauma (2021) Wale Oladipo
  • 'Healing from the Bottom Up' (looking at trauma) (July 2019)- online Peter Levine
  • 'Configurations of self' (online) (September 2019) Counselling Tutor
  • Online lecture on Winnicott's Attachment Theories (September 2019) - Counselling Tutor
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (online lecture) ( October 2019) - Counselling Tutor
  • Further short lectures on: Clients who Self-Harm, CBT and 'Use of Questioning' (throughout October 2019) - Counselling Tutor
  • Attended  - Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders (February 2020) (Wale Oladipo)
  • Completed Online and Telephone Counselling Course (80 hours) May 2020 - Counselling Tutor
  • Attended online lecture 'Working with Dissociated States of Self in the Therapeutic Relationship'  (June 2020) - Dr. Rachel Hopping
  • Working with Emotional Abuse and Narcissism (July 2020) - Carol Harmston-Dean
  • 'Working with Adult Clients with Attachment Trauma (February 2021) - Arun Mansukhani
  • The Hidden Effects of Trauma in a Relationship (March 2020) - Terry Real and Thomas Hubl
  • Working with Relational Trauma (April2021) - Carolyn Spring
  • Restoration of Life after Trauma (June 2021) 
  • Online workshop - 'Working Safely with your Inner Child' - Frances Townsend (July 2021)
  • 'The Body is Wise beyond Words'  -(A bottom-up approach for working with eating disorders) Rebecca Clegg February 2021
  • Further attachment work in May 2022 Terry Levy
  • Thriving with Anxiety  (December 2022) David Rosmarin
  • An Overview of Gestalt, Working with Unfinished Business and Childhood Trauma (January 2023) Mark Hartshorn
  • An Introduction to; Understanding Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment (March 2023) Dr. Clare Cribb
  • Decoding Disorganised Attachment - Dr D.P. Heller (online)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Initial telephone contact from MaVie, (with no obligation) including informal chat about services offered, client expectations and any client questions answered etc. free of charge.

  • Face to Face in Cowbridge (CF71  7AF) - £50 per 50-60 minute session
  • Telephone sessions £40 per 50-60 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Currently I am counselling Face to Face on Wednesday morning or Thursdays in Cowbridge - CF71 7AF

Cowbridge Old Hall Gardens, 50A High Street, Cowbridge, Vale Of Glamorgan, CF71 7AH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Additional languages

Some Welsh and French

Julie Davies
Julie Davies