Abergavenny Complementary Practice

Henton House
Monk Street

Tel: 01873 858 020

Counselling in Abergavenny

with Christina Davies

My name is Christina Davies and I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor (BSc (Hons) Counselling; PG Diploma Counselling).

Christina DaviesI am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP – Registered ID 674210) and abide by its Ethical Framework and Code of Conduct.
As well as being a qualified Counsellor I have worked professionally within the Social Care field as both a Practitioner and Manager for over twenty five years, and have a vast range of experience working with individuals and families experiencing difficulties.

I also have many years’ experience managing service areas, teams and supervising staff, and therefore a good understanding of the pressures that the workplace can create for individuals at all levels of an organisation. As a Counsellor I am experienced in working as part of an Employee Assistance Scheme for a large Local Authority.

More information about me can be found on my website: www.christinadaviescounselling.co.uk

Further information about me can be found on the Counselling Directory.


What is Counselling?

How often in our busy lives do we get a chance to sit and talk about ourselves, with someone really actively listening and maintaining us as the centre of attention? Often family and friends cannot offer this unconditional and non-judgmental environment in which to explore what is making you feel as you do. Sometimes they are too close or involved, and sometimes it’s good to have some space just for you, to explore your feelings and emotions without worrying what others will think of you.

As a professionally trained Counsellor in Abergavenny I am not emotionally involved in your life and am not there to judge you. I work alongside you, utilising a range of therapeutic techniques, to open up new ways for you to think about and see your world. Counselling can be a very powerful medium for self-reflection, growth and change.

Counselling is not about me as a Counsellor telling you what to do, or advising you on how you should live your life. Counselling can however, create change and a different energy in your life, and provide you with your own tools to self-manage in the future.


What Can Counselling Offer You?

As an Integrative Counsellor, I work with you on an individual basis, ensuring I listen to what you want, and fit my approach to you the person. We are all different after all, and no two people will have exactly the same outlook or feelings about a particular issue or problem. My integrative style of counselling incorporates the following therapeutic approaches:

  • Person Centred Approach
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy

This range of approaches opens up opportunities for us to explore what therapeutically ‘fits’ with you best, whilst you remain the expert on you and I support you in the choices you make.

Using a Person Centred Approach as my underlying approach, I offer you a non-judgmental, empathic, private and confidential space in which to explore what has brought you to counselling. This Humanistic approach mainly concentrates on the here and now, rather than on what has happened in your past, and is a positive and future orientated therapy.

A Solution Focused Brief Therapy approach, as its name suggests, aims to be a brief intervention and you might find you only need between one to six sessions. This therapy is also a positive approach to counselling and is future orientated; in a short space of time it can help you feel ‘unstuck’ and find solutions to the problems that are perhaps holding you back or creating distress in your life.

A Psychodynamic Therapy approach considers your past history through to the present day. From my experience, in both my own life and counselling clients, I understand that sometimes we need to talk about what has happened in our childhood and adolescence, in order to try and make sense of how we are as adults. For instance, do you have particular patterns of behaviour that you seem to keep on repeating, even if they create pain and disruption in your life; do you wonder why you behave in certain ways; are you anxious without knowing why; are you trapped in feeling guilty and to blame for events that happened in your childhood? These are just some of the areas of behaviour in which a Psychodynamic Therapy approach to counselling might offer you a chance to explore your past, whatever parts of it you feel able to discuss, and at your pace.


Counselling Sessions

Sessions last for 1 hour, and will generally be weekly to start with, on the same day and time each week wherever possible. The counselling room at the Abergavenny Complementary Practice Monmouthshire is pleasant and comfortable. It is also private, being just outside the middle of the town centre, and there is plenty of nearby parking available.

For an informal discussion and further information about appointment times and costs please ring our reception.

Alternatively you can leave a message using the Contact Form on this website.