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About me

In my experience as a therapist, I have found that when someone senses he or she is being listened to at a deep level in an atmosphere of acceptance and empathy, a very powerful and liberating positive momentum can be achieved.

Therapy can be a journey -  for some it can be a chance to talk about surviving abuse and trauma, providing a platform to gain more control over the deep seated emotions and issues that cause us the most pain and distress. Therapy can also lead to personality change, helping us find better ways to deal with our lives.

It can be a huge step to decide to talk to a counsellor/psychotherapist about personal issues so it is important to find someone you are comfortable with, who will not judge you but accept you for who you are.

So, who am I?

I have years of experience working with addiction and substance misuse, and dealing with these issues has shown me that a substance misuse or a dependency is generally a coping mechanism or mask to other underlying issues. Anxiety and/or depression and relationship problems tend to be the most prevalent issues I deal with within psychotherapy.

I can help with concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems or a sudden crisis such as bereavement. I can help with personality disorders, debilitating mental health issues including trauma and PTSD. If I feel I cannot help you I will try to find someone better suited to your needs.

Please feel free to ring, text or email me anytime, to set up an initial consultation so we can discuss your particular needs, and if you are happy to continue we can arrange appointments to suit you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Queens University, Belfast)
  • Advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
  • Trained in Intermediate Motivational Interviewing
  • Accredited therapist with the BACP

I attend regular and relevant training to continually update my professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Suicidal ideation
  • Helping families deal with the aftermath from suicide.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • AXA PPP
  • BUPA
  • HealthAssured

Additional information

Discounts available - please contact me to discuss your needs.

I am currently working face to face, online and via telephone, and can expand my reach UK wide or further afield - please contact me with any questions.

Availability

Day and evening appointments available - I am currently working online and via telephone.

Belfast
BT9

Synergy
298 Cregagh Road
Belfast
BT6 9EW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Nelson Davis BA, Adv Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)

Nelson Davis BA, Adv Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)