Dr. Tara Davis HCPC CPsychol BSc

Dr. Tara Davis HCPC CPsychol BSc

Hertfordshire
WD6

07530 785112

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Hertfordshire
WD6

07530 785112

About me

Tara is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with BPS and HCPC. Tara has over 10 years experience working with a wide and diverse range of emotional, mental health and life difficulties.

Tara currently provides online therapies over video, phone and instant messenger. Please see website for more details.

Tara's background is in existential-humanistic therapy. This is a relational form of therapy which teaches the client how to view their problems from a broader perspective and to find the answers within themselves to resolve their own difficulties. Tara does not believe that diagnosing problems or medicalising them bring the therapist nor client any closer to understanding them. Therapy is about deeply engaging with the client's world, helping to identify blind spots and learning to manage difficult feelings and relationships more effectively.

A word about online therapy:

Therapy is about engagement and relationship. It is an intimate space in which to be together and share life's difficulties. Face-to-face meetings are always preferable for therapy because it is in the real-life, genuine encounter that two people can really meet and engage.

However, there are many reasons why face-to-face meetings might be unrealistic or simply not possible for regular therapy. I see clients from around the world and clients with disabilities who are housebound or with mobility impairment. I also see people who are so busy that they cannot create space for regular face-to-face meetings, including parents who meet with me once their children are in bed. It may also be that you simply cannot find a suitable a therapist nearby, or just prefer the flexibility and simplicity of online meetings. Over the past year I have run a successful online therapy practice and have found that online methods suit a wide range of people with different needs.

I always offer a free 15 minute consultation using your preferred method of therapy (video, telephone or instant messenger). This allows you to try out the medium and ensure that you will be comfortable with this method and allows you to get to know me and ask any questions you wish. This 15 minute consultation also allows me to assess your suitability for therapy and to begin to explore what you are looking for from therapy and how I may best help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Regent's University London
  • Registration with HCPC and BPS as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Therapy for Therapeutic Communities
  • Foundation in Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Marketing Management
  • Current private practice offering online therapy
  • 2 years manager of a therapeutic community for people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties
  • Clinical placements in an NHS cancer service, Mind in Enfield and Raphael Jewish Counselling centre
  • 3 years counsellor at a youth club
  • 5 years therapist within a therapeutic community
  • 2 years support worker at Kaya House, a respite service for people suffering mental health crises

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Fees

£60 per session for online, telephone or IM therapy

Some discounted spaces available under special circumstances, please get in touch for more information.

Further information

Please note that at the moment I am unable to take on new clients for face-to-face therapy. I am currently only able to offer online or telephone counselling.

Maps & Directions

Hertfordshire, WD6

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons All evenings

Types of client

Adults