Teresa Davey Dip. Couns MBACP (Accred) MNCH (Reg) HPD
I offer a warm, non judgemental approach and a choice of short or long term therapy to fit the needs of each individual client. Based in Faversham Kent; I am a BACP Registered & Accredited Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist and registered Hypnotherapist and I abide by the code of ethics for the BACP and NCH; I am an approved practitioner for Aviva Insurance and several EAP Providers. I am also a Supervisor and Tutor.
My original training in Humanistic theory is still at the core of my work, and my approach is of an Integrative nature which means I draw on different theories and techniques that best fit the needs of each client. I believe that what is most important is the relationship between client and therapist, and it is fundamental to establish a good working alliance. I further believe that the client knows where their problems lie, and I see my role as facilitating their journey by helping them achieve their goals using my knowledge of theory and experience.
I work in a pragmatic manner looking at facts, cause and effect. I find this to be a very effective way of practising, particularly as many clients want to understand why they are the way they are, or behave the way they do. This pragmatism is tempered with kindness and empathy; I never forget that the story being told to me is very personal to my client.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced therapist and have offered therapy in specialist services including substance misuse, sexual abuse and counselling children. The bulk of my work in recent years has been offering counselling to NHS patients; based in GP Surgeries and working with a variety of issues including:
Anxiety, Abuse, Bereavement, Child Related Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, Personal Development, Relationship Issues (personal and work related), Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma related difficulties, Women’s Issues.
Counselling Concepts, Canterbury
Counselling Skills, Canterbury
Counselling Primary School Children, London
Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Humanistic Counselling, Canterbury
Stress Reduction through Mindful Awareness - Mindfulness
Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
IAPT Supervisor Training
Mindfulness Teacher Training
I regularly attend workshops and training days to ensure I am up to date and relevant in my work and my Continuing Professional Development
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.
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
Children & Young People: £30 per 30 minute session - £45 per 50 minute session
Adults: £45 - £50 per 50 minutes session (Dependent on location)
Counselling Diploma Students: £35 per 50 minute session
Hypnotherapy: Initial 90 minute assessment - £75; ongoing sessions £60 per hour
Supervision: £50 per hour
A limited number of reduced rate sessions are available, please contact me for availability.
I hold a current Enhanced CRB/DBS Certificate
‘100% confidence in Teresa, she has been a wonderful help and inspiration! Thank you!’
‘I have felt understood for the first time in my life. Teresa has given me an awareness of my inner self that I had not been able to recognise before but always knew was there. I feel more positive for the future which is all thanks to Teresa's professionalism and person. Thank you very much Teresa for opening a door I have avoided walking through for many, many years’
‘This has been a very valuable, life changing experience for me and I am extremely grateful. I cannot praise my Teresa highly enough’
‘I have had counselling before and felt I was judged and not listened to. With Teresa I felt at ease and not judged and she listened to my story from my side’
‘Could not ask for better treatment. Teresa always showed empathy, professionalism and competence. I feel that, without Teresa's help in guiding me to an understanding of my problems, I would have gotten worse. I can wholeheartedly praise Teresa for her help’
‘I was treated with the utmost respect and felt that Teresa was definitely able to help me through my problems with great care and understanding’
‘I have felt listened to and very supported throughout the sessions I have had and am grateful to have had a very experienced counsellor in Teresa...Thank you’