Firstly, welcome to my site and thank you for taking the time to have a look!
My name is Andrea Davis, I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2004 after studying for 4 years in Tavistock, Cornwall. I have since gone on to train as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (commonly know as CBT), a Relate therapist and an Online therapist.
Choosing the right Counsellor is very important and can be difficult especially when you are experiencing testing times. Consider what it’s like when you are having a difficult time and think it might help to talk to someone. Friends aren’t always the answer, so perhaps counselling would help? I entered into counselling 14 years ago believing that sometimes individuals need some guidence or self acceptance in order to feel better within themselves.
I work privately from home and I have also been trained by Breakeven who specialise in people with gambling addictions. I worked for Boston County Council working in several childrens centres working with families, children and adults covering a variety of issues. I also have my own private practice.
As a therapist I will not tell you what to do, but help you make your own life choices and come to the decisions that you feel are best for you! You lead the session not me. The biggest most important factor in counseling is the therapeutic relationship itself. Both counselor and client must feel that they can work with each in order for the therapeutic process to take place, this is why I offer a free initial 20 minute consultation with no obligation.
I am an intergrated counsellor using person centred, CBT and systemic in my work and offer a caring, safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which for you to look at your concerns or issues. Person centred counselling is very gentle with the belief that each individual has within them the capacity to change as they already hold their own answers. CBT is more directive and looks at improving your state of mind now rather than the cause of your distress in the past. Systemic is normally used for counselling couples or any realtionship issue within a family, ie mother/daughter, gay couples, friends.