Karin Davidson BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling MBACP Registered

Karin Davidson BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling MBACP Registered

Portsmouth Therapy Partnership
Portsmouth Technopole
Kingston Crescent

New Park Centre
New Park Road
West Sussex
PO19 7XY

07455 663 949

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About me

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am an experienced and qualified (BA Hons), Individual and Couple Counsellor in Chichester, Portsmouth and Westbourne.

I am also the Co-founder and Partner of Portsmouth Therapy Partnership http://portsmouth-therapy.co.uk/

I have much experience of working with clients with many different issues including anxiety, anger, stress, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, low self esteem and addictions.

As a Counsellor and also as a person on my own personal journey I am continually made aware that we all experience challenges and difficulties in our lives and it is by working through these that we continue to develop and grow.

Many people choose to see me to find a way through their distressing work or personal issues in a professional, safe and confidential environment so that they can begin to make new choices, let go of the past – when it is no longer helpful, learn new skills and move forward with their lives.

I work within the Humanistic model of counselling which centres on valuing and appreciating you as a person and focusing on your personal development. It is important that you feel comfortable working with me as our therapeutic relationship will be the foundation for your therapy being effective.

I have had extensive and ongoing training and supervision in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

ACT offers a very effective, evidence based and practical approach to help you move your life in the direction towards your values and all that is important to you. ACT can help you to unhook from unhelpful thinking patterns by developing  mindfulness skills and making room for uncomfortable feelings to come and go, so that you can take action to lead a rich, full and meaningful life.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - MBACP
BA Hons Humanistic Counselling

Professional Qualifications
Chichester College - Certificate Counselling Skills
University of Chichester - Diploma Humanistic Counselling
University of Chichester - Degree BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling

Further Training

  • Diploma (NLP) Neuro Linguistic Programming (INLPTA)
  • Diploma (NLP) Life coaching (INLPTA)
  • Working with Addiction – Sussex Alcohol & Substance use Service (SASS)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Foundations of CBT (CBT with Heart) – (Hemmings Field Associates)
  • Introductory Cert in Trauma Therapy (Wealden College)
  • Diploma in Trauma Therapy (Wealden College) – Final Award on completion of course work
  • Teaching Clients Mindfulness Skills (Grey Rock)

    Couple Counselling Training
  • Cert Couple Counselling (Basingstoke Counselling Service
  • Cert Couple and Family Counselling (Wealden Institute)
  • Cert Couple Counselling  (The Link Centre)
  • Cert Couple Counselling – Separation, Divorce & Beyond (Solent Group for Psychotherapists & Counsellors)
  • ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) Training
  • ACT – Introductory Cert (Evolve Training & Therapy)
  • ACT – Intermediate Cert – Dr Russ Harris  (Contextual Consulting)
  • ACT – Advanced Cert – Dr Russ Harris  (Contextual Consulting)
  • ACT – Brief Intervention – Kirk Stosahl & Patricia Robinson (Contextual Consulting)
  • ACT – Intermediate  Self Esteem Cert – Joe Oliver & Richard Bennett (Contextual Consulting)
  • ACT – Advanced – Steve Hayes  (Contextual Consulting)
  • ACT – Matrix – Benjamin Schoendorff – (Contextual Consulting)
  • ACT - Cert Anxiety & Depression - Russ Harris - (Contextual Consulting
  • ACT - Experiential Client Work - Robyn Walser & Matt Villatte (ACBS)
  • RFT - Cert Relational Frame Theory - J Oliver & R Bennett (Contextual Consulting)
  • ACT & RFT - Cert Mastering the Clinical Conversation - Matt Villatte (Contextual Consulting)
  • ACT - Cert Master Class - Robyn Walser (Contextual Consulting)
    ACT - Cert Trauma and Mindfulness - Russ Harris (Psychwire)

I qualified as a counsellor in 2006. Prior to setting up my private counselling practice I worked as a counsellor for students in a secondary school, for a general counselling service for adults in West Sussex and within the field of addiction. I have also worked as a helpline counsellor for a major Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provider.

In addition I have wide experience as a counsellor for adults at a Carers Support Service, where I also set up and ran an Emotional Support Line and as a Dementia Carers support group facilitator and workshop provider and trainer.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


  • Individuals - £50.00 per 50 minute session
  • Couples     - £60.00 per 50 minute session
  • Students and low income individual session £45.00

Maps & Directions

Portsmouth, PO2 8FA
Chichester, PO19 7XY

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Westbourne - Mon 1.00pm - 7.00pm Portsmouth - Tues 10.00am - 7.00pm Portsmouth - Weds 10.00am - 7.00pm Chichester - Thurs 3.00pm - 7.00pm

Types of client