About J.davies counselling
Becoming a therapist was a natural choice for me. I have always endeavoured to empower and help others heal. Having learnt to process and heal from my own life's challenges, I understand what it feels like to go through the therapeutic healing process and just how difficult it can be to open what feels like Pandora's Box. Everyday I work hard to focus on my own healing and self-awareness so that I can live my life in a mindful and fulfilling way and help others to do the same.
I believe that we are all born as whole, altruistic beings and that it is the environment around us, the things that happen to us and the traumas that we and our loved ones experience, that consciously and unconsciously change and affect us.
I work to understand the misunderstood and to help bring my clients' unconscious and subconscious feelings to their awareness, allowing them to accept, feel, process and let go of their underlying feelings. I aim to help clients reconnect to their minds and bodies, enabling them to listen to and communicate with their true selves. My goal is to help clients heal from their pasts, feel more empowered in the present, and to help build a stronger sense of self in order to go forward with more balance, purpose and strength in life.
BA (Dual hons) - Social Policy and Criminology
Cert - Counselling Skills and Studies
Dip. Therapeutic Counselling
No matter a client's age, gender, sexuality, race or background, I will always work in a completely empathic, non-judgemental and honest way. I offer a friendly, open and confidential environment, which allows clients to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe space. I am always my real self and genuinely enjoy my work and the therapeutic relationships I build with my clients.
I believe that many people have experienced some form of trauma and abuse in their lives, which has caused them to live in a way that is no longer true to themselves. Trauma, abuse and overwhelming experiences can leave many people feeling broken, unheard, unseen, unloveable or weak. I help clients to feel safe and understood, to learn to show themselves compassion and kindness, to feel empowered and grounded in their sense of self and to feel genuinely loved and worthy.
I am trained as an Integrative Counsellor combining Person-Centred and Psychodynamic theories. However, I mostly work in an eclectic way. I take a holistic approach working with each individual client's needs, personalities and backgrounds as a whole. With many clients, it is also important to incorporate the body into the healing work, observing the effects of past and present trauma on the nervous system and how clients connect to and feel in their bodies on a day to day basis. Working mindfully with the body and the nervous system is particularly important for people who have experienced trauma, as this can have long lasting effects on a person's ability to self regulate and feel safe and calm in their own bodies.
I work with many different common mental health and emotional issues, with a particular focus on anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse. I tailor the way in which I work in order to create the most effective space for each client's individual healing and growth. Depending on the client's needs, I sometimes use different tools such as mindfulness and meditation, inner child work, somatic focusing, breath work, CBT and more. Alongside these tools, I work with my clients to build a strong therapeutic relationship, helping them to feel listened to, understood and respected.
I can help with:
Low self esteem
Relationship and family issues
Guilt and shame
How I can help you
Cultural and religious issues
Men and women's issues
Sex related issues
Friendly and confidential therapy in London.