Tania Davidson

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Dip. Counselling Gestalt. MBACP (Accred)
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Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6AA
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My experience is that counselling is a way of stepping back and getting space from difficulties when we feel stuck, despairing, overwhelmed or out of control. Rather like a guide who can help us navigate uncharted waters or foreign lands; my work is to support you in finding ways to explore difficult areas of your life such as painful emotions, bereavement, questions of identity, relationship issues, abuse and trauma to enable you to find a way through and discover your own answers and wisdom.

The foundation of my work is a belief that people know what they need to lead happier, more balanced lives, but have often lost touch with themselves and their own wisdom; living according to who they think they should be rather than who they really are. As a result people are often left with a sense of disconnection or emptiness leading to depression or a loss of meaning and purpose.

My interest is to assist people in discovering why they may be making choices or behaving in ways that make them unhappy. This often involves becoming aware of old coping mechanisms and adaptations that may have been needed in the past but which are now limiting or harmful.

Through the experience of being held and supported in a warm, safe environment in which you will not be judged, you will be given the opportunity to explore different ways of being and find a deeper sense of yourself and your inner truth.

The term Gestalt means the whole is greater than the sum of parts and is a holistic, experiential approach, working with becoming aware of what is happening in the moment in one's body, feelings and mind rather than just talking 'about' the issues and being limited to an intellectual understanding.

Who am I?

Originally from Devon I spent 10 years living in Australia and New Zealand learning about indigenous cultures and holistic approaches to health and well being. It was through my own personal experience of receiving counselling and the value it brought to my life that led me to train as a counsellor myself.

Working as a palliative care nurse in hospice has also given me real insight into what it means to be human. When a person is facing death so much has been stripped away - they are being faced with themselves and it is often a time of great reflection and making meaning of their lives.

I also feel very passionate about how important it is for us to live our lives creatively and to be guided by our own inner authority and voice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Gestalt therapy -  I have worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings including the NHS and charities. I now work in private practise and for FORCE cancer charity supporting patients and families.

Accredited member of the BACP.

Registered General Nurse - I have a background in nursing with over 20 years experience working in the health sector. I specialised in palliative care working in a variety of hospices in New Zealand and England.

Experience working with art and sand tray therapy - I enjoy using these mediums as a creative way of working with people.

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


£45.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer hourly sessions and my hourly rate is £45 - £50. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am offering face to face sessions in Tiverton or phone/online sessions Monday-Friday 9-5.

Further information

My counselling rooms are in Tiverton. I offer face to face sessions as well as phone or online.

All my work is supervised.

Reapers, 18 Bampton Street, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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There are stairs to my room in Tiverton

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Tania Davidson
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