Dr Kara Davey BSc, MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol
I love people and feel privileged to do the job I do. Through listening to you, I can assess what support you need and help you to reach your goals. I enjoy working with adults, adolescents and children alike.
Aim: Psychology sessions generally aim to reduce distress and/or to improve well-being. However, during assessment I will ensure that I have a clear understanding of your specific aims. This enables me to ensure that sessions are individually focussed and tailored to your needs.
Content: I provide both short-term and longer-term therapy. I can work with whatever difficulty you bring. Common difficulties I assist with include: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, low self-esteem, grief, relationship difficulties, stress, OCD, chronic pain and chronic fatigue. Many individuals also seek support for emotional difficulties arising from life transitions, being a victim of crime or abuse, difficulties at work, parenting dilemmas and difficulties arising from health problems or being involved in an accident.
I am a trauma specialist with extensive experience helping individuals who have been involved in road traffic accidents, have been assaulted and/or have had difficult hospital stays due to complex injuries. I have experience working across the lifespan- with children, adolescents and adults, with a range of difficulties including acquired brain injury.
In addition, I have a special interest and additional training in pregnancy, fertility and postpartum issues, including helping bereaved parents.
Therapy approaches: I am trained in a number of psychological approaches and draw from one/ an integration of these approaches depending on what would be most beneficial to you. I consider the current evidence base (i.e. the National Institute’s Centre of Excellence or NICE guidelines), as well as your life experiences, strengths and hopes for the future when deciding on which approach(es) to use. The range of psychological approaches I draw from may include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), psychodynamic, systemic/ family therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive-analytic therapy, schema therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, compassionate minds therapy and mindfulness based interventions.
I also provide counselling support, if you just need someone to listen, understand, empathise and support you at a difficult time. Whatever your therapy need, I would feel honoured to be able to provide it to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology, an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Please see www.clinicalpsychology.org.uk for further information about the profession of Clinical Psychology, for example details concerning our training, how it differs from psychiatry and mainstream counselling etc. I am of course very happy for you to contact me with any questions too.
I am also fully trained (level 3) and accredited in EMDR (eye movement desensitisation reprocessing) therapy, which is one of the two evidence based psychological treatments for trauma. In addition I have completed child and adolescent EMDR Training.Self-referrals are welcomed, as are referrals from General Practitioners, insurance companies, clinics , Hospital Consultants, other Health Professionals. A professional, competent, private and confidential service is assured.
The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for UK psychologists. As a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS, I am committed to high professional standards, ongoing professional development and fulfilling the requirements of the professional body. I am a General member of the BPS, I am listed in the BPS Directory of Chartered Psychologists and I belong to the Division of Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology and Neuropsychology. My registration number is: 181374. BPS Address- St Andrews House, 48 Princess Road East, Leicester, LE1 7DR, Tel. 0116 254 9568, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.bps.org.uk
I am also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) who register and regulate Health Professionals. So I adhere to their standards of proficiency, conduct, performance and ethics. My registration number is: PYL27266. HCPC address- Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU Tel. 020 7582 0866, website www.hcpc-uk.org
Please do contact me if you have any questions or would like to book an initial assessment appointment. I look forward to meeting you
Dr Kara Davey, BSc (Hons), MSc, D.Clin Psy, CPsychol
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British Psychological Society
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Difficult fertility journeys, traumatic births and the loss of a baby or child are areas of interest for me, alongside delivering trauma therapy generally.
Sessions cost £125. Most people come once a week, on a consistent day and time. Sessions last for 50 minutes. How long we continue to meet for will depend on your needs.