Linda Davies, LLB, DIP in Counselling, Reg MBACP, Individual and couples

Linda Davies, LLB, DIP in Counselling, Reg MBACP, Individual and couples

Purley
Near Croydon
Surrey
CR8

London
SW16

07724 506620

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Purley
Near Croydon
Surrey
CR8

London
SW16

07724 506620

About me


Making the choice to begin counselling may be the most empowering thing you can do. I am a BACP registered counsellor working with individuals and couples in a way that is relational, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential.

ABOUT YOU

Maybe it's time to deal with things from the past, to look at challenges which damage your relationships, affect your health, distort your thought patterns and challenge your behaviour, perhaps leading to some of the following:

  • anxiety and depression
  • anger
  • abuse
  • relationship difficulties
  • separation/divorce
  • health concerns
  • workplace stress
  • trauma
  • breakdowns
  • lack of self-esteem

Whatever you are going through you don't have to do this alone. I can provide a safe space for us to talk about and work through some of your most difficult feelings and I will support you in this.

ABOUT ME

My approach is to give you a caring experience in counselling enabling you talk about the things that worry you and help relieve the anxieties you might face, build resiliance  or move towards better relationships. Whatever you are going through we can work towards your goals in therapy at your own pace.

I work with different client groups. Adults, couples, young people and children. My clinical work has included,

  • generalized anxiety, stress and depression
  • shame, self-esteem, confidence building
  • relationship difficulties, divorce, separation and recovery
  • chronic pain and ill-health
  • suicidal thoughts
  • women's issues, including miscarriages, traumatic pregnancies, abortions
  • loss
  • life changes
  • insomnia
  • childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence
  • trauma
  • panic attacks
  • autism and spectrum disorders

My experience comes from having worked in a very busy NHS counselling service ,
that dealt with a very large number of referrals from GPs and Primary Care. As such, I was able to work with a wide diversity of people, exploring their difficulties, goals and  aspirations.

Since then I have set up and run counselling services for children in schools. I also see a range of clients in my private practice and I work long-term with clients who have experienced the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and committed to support the work of a specialist agency focussed on this client group.

WHY WORK WITH ME

I work collaboratively and tailor the work around you to suit your specific needs.

I am a broad- minded and a reflective counsellor.

Trained to work with relationships. The relationships we have with ourselves and the relationships we have with others, a romantic partner, a family member, a child. Troubled relationships can seriously affect our happiness and steal our joy.

I genuinely believe that counselling is one of the most effective ways of dealing with depression, anxiety and other psychological problems. Counselling with me will give you a chance to gain self-understanding, to explore meaning behind your thoughts and feelings, manage your own reactions, enhance your ability to make positive lasting changes.

Whether as an individual or as a couple, I am able to quietly support you in a way that is warm, respectful and caring. I am committed to helping you develop and achieve the things that matter to you. My aim is always to listen, understand, speak with empathy and interest.

As a Registered Member of BACP (the professional governing body for counsellors),  I work in line with their Ethical Framework which promotes high standards and underpins the safety of clients.

Call me on Tel: 07724506620 to tell me about the issues that are troubling you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in integrative counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in counselling studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in counselling skills

Additional training

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Couples counselling
  • Post-qualifying training in Mindfulness for stress reduction
  • Childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence (various)
  • Domestic violence
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Trauma - helping trauma survivors with practical interventions
  • Understanding Alzheimer's
  • Working with adolescents
  • CPD Family systems
  • CPD Dissociation and Trauma
  • CPD Attachment dissorders

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Discernment counselling

I offer discernment counselling for mixed agenda couples where one wants to leave the relationship and the other wants to stay. I create a space and use a structured approach for individuals to explore these differences.

Benefits of discernment counselling:

  • Prevents the regret of a premature divorce
  • It is time limited work (2-5 sessions)
  • It helps couples get unstuck
  • Couples can later decide if they want to commence couples counselling together.

Couples Counselling

I offer couples counselling and help you work through troubled relationships, separation or divorce and moving forward; expressing differences through dialogue and work towards desired outcome.

I can help you explore repeated negative cycles, interactions that can become stuck and the underlying need for security in relationships. I blend together various models, in a way that gives you practical tools and helps you to see how disconnection can arise and how to repair it or achieve the outcome you want.

Photos & videos

  • The counselling room

Fees

Fees

  • My fee is £50 per 50 minute session for individuals
  • My fee for couples work is £70 for 60 minutes
  • I am happy to support students and offer concessions for students and the unwaged. Please call me to discuss.

Availability

  • Weekends, day time and evening availability
  • I have some availability for shift workers

Further information

THE NEXT STEP

Why not call me or email me to see whether I am the right counsellor for you. I'd be delighted to offer you an initial assessment without commitment. The initial assessment will help you clarify what problems you have and will give you an idea of what counselling is like with me. 

I'm pleased you found my page and thank you for reading this far.


"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

Francis of Assisi

Maps & Directions

Near Croydon, CR8
London, SW16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Weekdays, daytime, evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
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