Natalie Davies MBACP Accred.
I am a qualified, experienced and accredited counsellor, warm and down to earth. I am not here to make judgements but to work together to make sense of your thoughts and feelings, and support you to live a fuller, happier life.
I offer confidential counselling for adults, children and teenagers where life has become confusing or difficult to manage. My approach is Integrative, which means that I draw on Person Centred Therapy (how you are feeling now), CBT (goal / change focused) and a Psychodynamic aporoach (how the past might be effecting you now).
I also use creative approaches, such as Mindfulness, and include ideas from Systemic Psychotherapy, looking at your life systems as a whole; your family, your job and your relationships with others.
I have trained in Acceptance and Committment Therapy, which uses tools to help you unhook from anxiety, and live the life you want with your values in mind.
We can first talk via email or by phone and get an idea of what you might want from Counselling, and arrange to meet for a consultation, where you can decide whether you feel what I am offering fits for you. Liking your counsellor is really important, so this is a chance to decide whether you feel its going to work for you. If you decide to make another appointment we can meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on your needs. Some people prefer to have just a few sessions, and other people choose to have longer. It will always be up to you when you are ready to end.
Children and Young People
In the first instance I will usually talk with the parent / guardian, and arrange to meet the child / young person after this.
Every young person is different, I work in creative ways, sometimes using art, sandtrays and other ways of helping to explore feelings. I can also offer strategies using a cognitive behavioural approach. Some young people like to just talk too, this will always be their choice.
I aim to offer an environment where you can feel comfortable and able to be totally open. I am always non judgemental, and work in creative ways that fit with you. I can offer person centred counselling where we can explore your thoughts and feelings and move towards change, or offer a cognitive behavioural approach if you have a specific goal in mind. Many people come to counselling without knowing what they want, but just having a feeling that they want things to be different. It will always be your choice how we work, and we will check in regularly to see if you are feeling things are changing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a qualified, accredited, registered Counsellor, and member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), bound by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have experience working with both adults and young people, within a school counselling service, a domestic abuse service and with individuals experiencing varying degrees of distress.
I have nearly 15 years experience working with families where children and young people are experiencing anxiety, anger and other difficult to manage emotions, and worked for many years, before qualifying as a therapist, within the field of mental health and emotional well being. I have undertaken relevant training enabling me to work effectively with a range of issues effecting adults and young people including anxiety, depression, issues around gender or sexuality and self harming behaviours.
I have experience supporting children and families with additional needs, including behaviour difficulties, anger issues, anxiety, autism, ADHD and learning difficulties. As well as offering one to one counselling with children and teens, I also work with parents and children together, if this best suits your needs.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emotional Freedom Technique, a powerful tool based in Energy Psychology which can help to bring quick relief to emotional pain and phobias.
My fees are £40 per session.
Sessions are 50 minutes for adults and 40/45 for Children and Young People dependant on age / development.
I am flexible in when we can meet for our sessions, including evenings and weekends.
In some situations I may be able to travel to your home if this is preferred. Please specify this when making initial contact.