Nelson Davis

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BA, Adv Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred)
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Belfast, BT6 9EW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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.

The relationship between therapist and patient is fundamentally important. I liken psychotherapy to being in a clothing shop changing room where we get a unique view of ourselves from all angles.  Likewise therapy is about helping someone to glimpse  and explore hidden parts of themselves or just helping them make sense of their distress.  

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

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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


£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

Synergy, 298 Cregagh Road, Belfast, BT6 9EW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Nelson Davis
Nelson Davis