Samantha Davies PGDIP Counselling, Children/Young People & Adults, MBACP
Experienced in counselling adults, children/adolescents, I am an integrative therapist able to tailor my approach to your individual needs. Working with a wide range of issues including, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse. I draw from various theoretical approaches such as Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am passionate about my work, and I believe the counselling relationship to be essential in aiding you in your difficulties, so choosing the right therapist for you is important.
You can choose just an initial consultation for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you, with no obligation to continue. I am approachable and down to earth; I offer a safe environment where you are valued, listened to and accepted without judgement. We will explore your difficulties within a time frame that work's for you, short or long term, and you can change this at any time.
The therapy I provide will be individual to you, not just theoretically; also in the way we work together. We can achieve this by using talking therapy and/or creative therapy e.g. the use of art, sand tray, it is completely your choice. Whichever you choose I work collaboratively where together we will explore your goals and discuss how best to help you, you will not be alone. Exploration of the difficulties you are facing can encourage new perspectives, which enable you to move forward with increased insight, which can help promote acceptance and/or change.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Advanced Certificate in Counselling
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Developmental Psychology
Certificate in Abnormal Psychology
Certificate in Social Psychology
I began working in various voluntary settings in 2012 while training for the diploma in integrative counselling; during this time I worked with adults presenting a broad range of issues including trauma, domestic and sexual abuse. Later, after completing the children’s and young people’s course in 2014, I began working in the school based and community settings where I gained experience in counselling children and young people between 5-18 years of age. I currently work in five secondary schools where anxiety, self-esteem, bullying, self-harm and suicidal ideation, are just some of the difficulties I have experienced within the school environment.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per (50 minute) session
Concessions are available to counselling students and the unemployed.
Experience in supporting trainee student counsellors
Registered Member of the BACP
I have an up to date enhanced DBS certificate
My continued professional development has covered the following areas...
Families First Training
Domestic Abuse Training
CAMHS Training day
Raising awareness of Asperger Syndrome
Stop It Now Training
Peter Jenkins Lecture - Counselling and the law
Self -Harm Training
Barnardos B@1 Drugs and Alcohol Training
Safeguarding children level 2. Working with Trauma, Dissociation and Psychosis Cultural awareness in safeguarding. Sexual abuse in children