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Stephanie Davis MA (Cantab.), PhD, UKCP reg.

Abingdon OX14 & Witney OX28 07847 440860 07847 440860 Registered / Accredited
Abingdon OX14 & Witney OX28
07847 440860 07847 440860

About me

Finding the right therapist for you is the most important step in your therapy process. I work with a diverse group of clients and always begin with an initial meeting in which we would explore what you are needing help with right now and decide, together, if therapy with me is right for you.

I am an experienced qualified psychotherapist registered with the UKCP. I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples. I have experience of working both in the NHS and in private practice with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, identity issues, eating disorders, personality disorders, stress, relationship issues, family issues, fertility issues, pregnancy and post natal depression.

Prior to working as a therapist, I worked as a management consultant and also as a research fellow in Education and Psychiatry. As such, I have a keen understanding of the impact of different environments on mental well-being as well as mental health issues themselves. I have worked in the NHS, private practice and with several charities specialising in fostering and adoption, refugees and stroke survivors and their carers.

Working with Individuals

As an attachment-based therapist, I view relationships with others as a key part of human development and growth, and understand that disruptions and difficulties in relationships - in both childhood and adulthood – and feelings of isolation can damage our ability to manage our lives and our selves. These disruptions and difficulties can affect us in a variety of ways of which we may be unaware. My work with clients involves facilitating an understanding of how much of one’s behaviour, and way of relating to others, is influenced by processes linked to such disruptions and difficulties. I consider the therapy to be ‘relational’ in that it is an endeavour in which the therapist and client are both mutually engaged and working together to effect change.

Working with Couples

I use the Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) approach when working with couples. Attachment needs are present throughout the lifespan and viewing the adult couple relationship as an attachment relationship offers a perspective which views the difficulties and disruptions as a consequence of couples struggling to have a good enough, supportive attachment with one another. When a couples’ attachment feels insecure it can result in negative cycles of behaviour which prevent them from communication and connecting effectively. Working from this perspective, I endeavour to support couples to identify and understand their negative cycles and support them in unlocking the emotions fuelling this negative cycle to facilitate a move to a more secure and supportive attachment and way of relating.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Diploma Attachment Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (The Bowlby Centre)

PhD Psychology

Emotionally Focused Therapy Approach with Couples

MA (Hons) Psychology (Cantab)

Certificate Relationship Counselling

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Fees are from £55-£95 depending on the length and nature of the therapy.

I have some concessions for the low waged which are negotiated on an individual basis.

Abingdon Natural Health & Therapy Centre
Coxeter House
21-27 Ock Street
Abingdon
OX14 5AJ

The Witney Therapy Centre
2a Corn Street
Witney
OX28 6BL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

The Abingdon Natural Health and Therapy Centre is wheelchair accessibile.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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