Katie Davies

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MBACP , Dip Couns, FD (Open), BA (Hons)
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Penarth, South Glamorgan, CF64
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

As a humanistic existential counsellor, I value creating a safe, trusting and non-judgemental environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. 

My approach is to work collaboratively with you, allowing you to set your own goals at a pace you're comfortable with.

The space is for you to explore what is going on in your world, and to feel heard and understood. Counselling can bring up some uncomfortable and painful feelings, so my priority is to hold the confidential space for you to feel safe in exploring these.

In this approach, I won't give you advice, but I will offer alternative perspectives, enabling opportunities for reflection. I sometimes like to work creatively, but this is only with your agreement, if I feel this is appropriate. I appreciate that seeking counselling take a lot of courage, so we will create a working relationship, where you feel safe to explore yourself and your world.

Whatever comes up for you, I will be there to support you, during your journey and in achieving your own goals.

Everyone is unique, and this is reflected in how I work, making no assumptions or judgements.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Counselling 
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education 

I undertake regular continual professional development to ensure a high level of service to clients. I am also working towards my accreditation status.

Alongside my role as a counsellor, I am also a lecturer at Cardiff and Vale College where I teach Counselling Skills.

My previous experience consists of working in the social services sector, specialising in adverse childhood experiences, relationship difficulties, attachment, adolescent to parent violence, anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement and low self esteem. I also have experience in working with parents and carers who themselves have experienced the care system personally, or as a caring role (adoptive/foster etc) Working in a trauma-informed way, has also been embedded in my practice.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please contact me regarding rates for trainees and low income, and also EAP.

Further information

I am a registered member of the BACP.

Penarth, South Glamorgan, CF64

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My office has a flight of stairs, but please let me know if you have any accessibility issues, and I will see what can be arranged.

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