Wayne Davis (ASpace2Think)
My name is Wayne Davis and I am an attachment-based psychoanalytical psychotherapist.
When working I look to explore the impact on how safe a person feels on their capacity to relate; not only to others but to themselves. I aim to do this by providing a warm and open atmosphere within which a reflective mutual space can be used to allow thoughts and feelings to emerge; regardless of how difficult they are. Through that process the hope is that healing can allow for change.
I am currently based in Wallington, Surrey SM6 or Victoria SW1
I am also flexible in terms of the length of therapy I offer from being open-ended to a more time limited approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at The Bowlby Centre which provides a 4 year course on Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. It is affiliated to the CPJA) Council of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College of the (UKCP) United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy.
I attained a UKCP accreditation to practice psychotherapy and am a registered member of that body. During that time I have gained over 5 years experience, working with a variety of mental health issues not only within private practice but the NHS as well. These include depression, emotional regulation, substance misuse and trauma.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I currently charge between £70-£50 a session with some concessions available and they are subject to an increase every couple of years. These can be paid per session or at the end of each month. I do require 24 hours notice of cancellation or the fee is chargeable. I also do not charge any fees during holidays whether thats you the client or my own.
I believe in and place a strong emphasis on the relational aspect of psychotherapy. Within that process there should be mutual recognition and respect of one another. I also feel the impact of one’s difference on personal development and experience can have a profound impact. Therefore it is important for this to be acknowledged inside and outside the consulting room.
To conclude safety is of the utmost importance and as such the intensity and pace of therapy is aimed to facilitate this. Ultimately I believe the process will look to change how a client feels about the past and present to envisage a more satisfying future.