Davina Sacks

Psychotherapy

Davina Sacks

Psychotherapy

Hello! Thanks for taking time to look at my website. Here you’ll find information about my style of working and the values I hold about therapy. I hope it helps build an understanding of how it may feel to work together.

I am a masters qualified Integrative, Relational therapist, experienced in working with a range of difficulties. These include relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and personal development. My particular interest is in supporting people towards a more authentic way of living and to feel more connected with the world. I am fully registered with the BACP.

Finding a therapist who complements your style of thinking and who you feel comfortable with can be tricky, so please have a read and feel free to get in touch with any further questions. You can email me at info@davinapyschotherapy.com or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

About Me

Therapy has been familiar to me from a young age, as something I’ve personally engaged with at different stages of my life. A safe space to reflect, understand and challenge my thought patterns and processes, whilst feeling seen and connected, helped me to feel more ‘me’. Elements like these within my own therapeutic journey have influenced my style of working with clients.

Authenticity is important to me, and is a way of being which I’m mindful of in my personal life as well as my professional work. I want to give you a flavour of who I am, without trying to dress it up. My aim is to create a warm and relaxed space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions comfortably. I hope you feel my compassion and genuine interest, and acknowledgment of you as an individual.

We can all feel stuck at times in our lives, and sometimes we need a professional to help us change our perspectives and give us that nudge to help us get back on the right track.

Recognising patterns in the way you experience the world and challenging unhelpful processes is a fundamental aspect of the work I provide. Unravelling experiences and exploring relationships can help us understand why we are the way we are, and what impacts us and motivates us. Building this awareness can allow for positive change and a sense of control, once we know what we are dealing with.

I completed my masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling with the University of Leeds, achieving a distinction. Alongside my private practice I work as a counsellor for the NHS. In the past I have worked as a counsellor for local charities, as a mental health practitioner in partnership with GP surgeries, a mental health employment specialist for Mind, and in various mental health mentorship roles with students and autistic people.

Below you will find more information about therapeutic styles that influence my work.

Counselling Style

Integrative

Offers flexibility to sessions with the use of different types of psychotherapeutic styles and techniques. Everyone is different in the ways they think and work, so the support can be tailored to the individual.

Relational

Emphasises an exploration of your relationship with the ‘self’ and with friends, family and others. The nature of our therapeutic relationship can be used as a guide to understanding other relationship dynamics within your life.

Approaches

Psychodynamic

Explores your early relationships as a way of understanding current relationship dynamics and emotions. Helps to identify patterns thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may not be in your immediate awareness.

Humanistic

Considers your life as a whole. Looks at whether your emotional and physical needs are being met, exploring what may be standing in the way of your wellbeing and fulfilment.

Trauma-Informed

Beneficial even for those who have not experienced past trauma. Exploring the threat response and integrating grounding strategies helps manage stress and anxiety.

About The Sessions

As my practice has grown I have enhanced my way of supporting clients to include working online via secure and confidential video call. This has been a really effective and convenient way of delivering sessions, reflected in feedback from my own clients as well as current research. As soon as we begin building a therapeutic relationship, working online will reap the same rewards as face to face sessions.

All appointments are 50minutes long. They are held once per week, at the same time and day each week because consistency and regularity help build a safe and effective therapeutic space.

I actively advertise in London and Leeds for being the cities I have worked in, and have knowledge of local organisations. If you are further afield please do get in touch!

The difference in my fees between cities reflects the varying cost of an average therapy appointment across the country.

Session fee Leeds

Session fee London

As my practice has grown I have enhanced my way of supporting clients to include working online via secure and confidential video call. This has been a really effective and convenient way of delivering sessions, reflected in feedback from my own clients as well as current research. As soon as we begin building a therapeutic relationship, working online will reap the same rewards as face to face sessions.

All appointments are 50minutes long. They are held once per week, at the same time and day each week because consistency and regularity help build a safe and effective therapeutic space.

I actively advertise in London and Leeds for being the cities I have worked in, and have knowledge of local organisations. If you are further afield please do get in touch!

The difference in my fees between cities reflects the varying cost of an average therapy appointment across the country.

About The Sessions

Session fee Leeds

Session fee London

Get In Touch


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