Hello, I am Sally Davies and I run Chiltern Therapy which has private counselling rooms both in Amersham and Aylesbury.
Covid-19 : I offer face to face sessions, online sessions and telephone counselling. My private practice rooms are large and airy and I have a Covid-19 policy in place to ensure the safety of all my clients.
Suffering from emotional or psychological difficulties can feel overwhelming and is often debilitating. Life can be complicated and cruel and can feel hopeless, confusing and beyond control. There are times when life can just become too much and the smallest things can get to you.
You don't have to struggle alone. Through counselling I can offer you the space and time where we can explore and process your feelings and emotions, anxieties and difficulties together, enabling you to better understand yourself, your current situation or relationship, and build more self-awareness and confidence to make positive changes to your life and better choices for your future.
I am a genuine, caring and empathic Therapist who offers a warm, relaxed, non-judgemental, confidential space where your feelings and emotions can be safely shared and explored.
Prior to my counselling career I worked in several business environments and I have seen first-hand the complexities of working relationships and workplace stress and the negative impact this has on individuals. I have worked with clients who have experienced redundancy, stress and bullying in the workplace and the impact that it has on their personal life.
I provide a holistic and humanistic approach to Therapy and wholeheartedly believe that compassion, understanding and trust are vital components for developing a therapeutic counselling relationship.
In addition to my Private Counselling Practice, I am the Therapeutic Service Lead for a local branch of a National Charity where I have clinical experience of working with both male and female victims of sexual assault and abuse. I have supported clients with presenting issues including childhood trauma, domestic and sexual violence, depression, loss and anxiety. In this role I also train, mentor and support volunteer counsellors.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice and I attend regular clinical supervision as well as furthering my professional development by attending regular training and workshops to inform and broaden my practice.
How I Work
I work with children, young people and adults both in schools and within my private practice and my area of work includes emotional difficulties, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, trauma, substance misuse, self-harm, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, bereavement, loss, PTSD, social and general anxiety, low self-esteem, bullying and depression.
I facilitate client change, empowerment and goal attainment by working from a Person-Centred base and drawing on several other theoretical approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and the Trauma Informed Practice Model.
I believe all individuals are unique and therefore I shape and tailor the sessions to suit client’s needs using the skills and techniques that are most effective for you.
I understand the prospect of counselling can seem daunting, however talking to a counsellor is the first step towards change. Counselling offers a means to greater personal understanding, acceptance and potential ways forward. Developing personal insight and better understanding can change the way we think about ourselves, the way we experience life and the relationships we have with others.
I am passionate about mental health and well-being and am committed to making a difference to my clients’ lives. I strongly believe that working within a supportive therapeutic relationship can facilitate growth and positive change, leading to an increased feeling of overall wellness and life satisfaction.
If you would like to talk about how I can help you then please call or text me on 07850 376130 or send an email here.
" A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step......" (Lao-Tzu)
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificates in Counselling Skills
- BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Certificate of Proficiency – Accredited Voluntary Register
- Registered Member of the BACP
- Transactional Analysis Introduction 101 Certificate
- Certificate in working with Children and Young People
- Certificate of Professional Development in Trauma Informed Stabilisation: Working with Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Compulsive Self-Harm and Suicidality.
- Reducing the Risk Champion and Trainer for Domestic Abuse.
- Working Creatively with Trauma
- Child Sexual Abuse - Hope for Healing PODS Training
- Adult Safeguarding Bucks County Council
Experience working with young people and adults of varied backgrounds and cultures.
Experience working at Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service offering counselling to adults that have experienced sexual and domestic abuse. Delivering training and offering support to the volunteer counselling team.
Experience working within schools with individuals and in small group workshops with children.
Various focused CPD (Continued Professional Development) courses.
I access regular clinical supervision and adhere to the ethical framework of the BACP.
I hold indemnity insurance and a current enhanced DBS.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specialist experience in the field of Rape, Sexual Assault and Abuse and Domestic Violence including Child Sexual Abuse.
£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I can offer weekly sessions in a comfortable and confidential environment. Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and I am flexible and can offer weekdays and evening appointments. Some Saturday appointments are also available.
Free initial telephone consultation to discuss how we can work together
My fee for one to one counselling is £55 per session.
There is no limit to the number of sessions and short term and longer term goals can both be catered for.
Weekdays and Evenings and Saturday Morning
My therapy room in Old Amersham is located just off the High Street and has a discreet entrance for access. It is easily accessible by public transport and there is ample parking nearby.
My therapy room in Aylesbury is located in a discreet location within the town centre and is easily accessible by public transport. There is also car parking nearby.
I am fully insured and have public liability insurance.