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 counselling. I hope it helps build an understanding of how it may feel to work together.

I work as an Integrative and Relational Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I’m qualified to master’s level in counselling and psychotherapy, and am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

Since working online has been so successful during the pandemic, I am delighted to be able to continue to offer online video appointments.

Finding a therapist who complements your style of thinking and who you feel comfortable with can be tricky, so 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’ve thought a lot about how to ‘market’ my practice, where what I really want is to give you a flavour of who I am and how I work, without trying to dress it up. I aim to bring this humanness to therapy sessions, too. I hope you feel my compassion and genuine interest, and acknowledgment of you as a person and an individual.

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. I've worked in a variety of mental health organisations, some of which include: as a Counsellor for the NHS, Primary Care Mental Health Practitioner for the NHS, Counsellor for charities, Mental Health Employment Specialist for Mind, and as a Mental Health Mentor for students within universities.

Below you will find more information about therapeutic styles that influence my work, if the more theoretical side of it interests you.

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 past and present experiences and relationships. Discovers patterns and processes in 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

The duration of each appointment is 50 minutes.

Sessions will be once per week, at the same time and day each week.

The initial session is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling, and for you to get a feel of what it’s like to work with me. If you are interested in continuing we can then discuss arranging further appointments.

I have a separate price for individuals living in London and Leeds to reflect the difference in average prices of therapy across the country.

I advertise for new clients in London and Leeds, though if you are further afield you are very welcome to get in touch.

Currently, all appointments are held over video call.

Session fee Leeds

Session fee London

The duration of each appointment is 50 minutes.

Sessions will be once per week, at the same time and day each week.

The initial session is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling, and for you to get a feel of what it’s like to work with me. If you are interested in continuing we can then discuss arranging further appointments.

I have a separate price for individuals living in London and Leeds to reflect the difference in average prices of therapy across the country.

I advertise for new clients in London and Leeds, though if you are further afield you are very welcome to get in touch.

Currently, all appointments are held over video call.

About The Sessions

Session fee Leeds

Session fee London

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