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Helen Davies
Registered Psychotherapist in Chichester

Registered Psychotherapist Helen Davies

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Full address provided upon booking, Graydon Avenue
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 8RF

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes

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Professional Title

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist - Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapist

Summary

Psychotherapy in Chichester

  • Individual £50 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £65 - 50 minutes
  • Family £75 - 75 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Cheque
Languages: English

Issues Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Problems
  • Stress
  • Substance Dependence


Therapies

  • Psychotherapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)


Private Health Insurance Registrations

WPA

Gender

Female

More Detail

Over 8 Years Post-Registration Experience

Welcome. I'm Helen. I'm a registered psychotherapist - I assist individuals, couples and families with their emotional wellbeing. I have private, public and voluntary sector experience as a psychotherapist. My focus involves Binge Eating Disorder (BED), depression and relationship problems, as well as the particular obstacles faced by bisexual, gay and heterosexual men, transgender people and women.

What to Expect

An introductory assessment appointment enables you to discover if you are comfortable with me, discuss what troubles you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and assess if therapy may benefit you. Please use a contact option on the right to book an initial assessment appointment in Chichester.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the difficulties you confront. It considers your thoughts, emotions and relevant events in your life. Psychotherapy intends to help you change or find suitable methods of managing.

Transactional Analysis (TA)

Transactional analysis centres on the roles you use to communicate with yourself and people. It considers the impact of your pre-conscious life strategy and how to enhance it. Transactional analysis seeks to help you acknowledge your value and ability to grow.

Thoughts on Mental Health

Now is not the time to react to images of impossible and improbable figures by adopting†an unhealthy approach to eating and exercise. Yo-yo dieting often results in†overall weight gain, and certainly maintains a sense of low self-esteem. See these images for what they are: low-news days! In understanding your relationship with food or your body (and eating disorders are often either one or the other), you begin to take responsibility for your own self-care. Working with clients, I find that overeating and obesity are often emotional eating patterns that have built up to protect some belief within the client that needs understanding. Clients often start to loose or gain weight when they understand their defences are no longer necessary. So those images of bikini clad women, or snug trunk wearing men, are no longer a source of discomfort or unhappiness, and certainly don't create the reactionary responses they have previously.
Read More: Managing eating disorders during 'bikini diet' season
Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dame Sally Davies noted in her September 2014 report that, since 2009, the number of working days lost to stress, depression, and anxiety has increased by 24%, and the number lost to serious mental illness has doubled. As humans we often feel scared of what we do not understand. If we empower everyone to understand a little more of the facts of mental health conditions, there is the opportunity for employees and employers to work together in noticing and responding positively to each other in the workplace.
Read More: How bosses can take better care of their staff's mental health at work
There are many feelings, both physical and mental, that can affect both men and women on the arrival of their first child. The anticipation of a child often means you are not prepared for the challenging times ahead, particularly in the first six months to a year. Sleep is necessary for the mental and physical health of both parent and child. Whilst you focus on feeding, winding, and ensuring the child sleeps, your own lack of sleep can become debilitating. When you are tired, your body, which you need to keep energised to care for the infant, begins to struggle with normal functions.
Read More: Adjusting to life after the arrival of a new baby
You may have noticed that a problem has become a recurring issue over many years and, despite talking to friends or family, you seem unable to break this pattern. This could be anything from significant personal relationships, to job losses, self-harm, or regular bouts of depression or anxiety. Talking to a therapist may help you untangle and understand your part in the problem and your historical patterns of relating. With this insight you may then be able to make decisions about what, if anything, you wish to do differently. Sometimes just understanding can be enough.†
Read More: 10 signs you could benefit from therapy

Clinical Qualifications

  • Master of Science
    Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
    Middlesex University London in collaboration with Metanoia Institute (UK)
    June 2008
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist - Transactional Analysis (TA) Psychotherapist since April 2008

I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Code of Ethics of the Metanoia Institute London.

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Stockbridge, Apuldram, Kingsham, Chichester, Donnington, Hunston, Fishbourne, North Mundham, West Broyle, Drayton, Runcton, Sidlesham Common, Westhampnett, Merston, Bosham, South Mundam, Broadbridge, Maudlin, Shopwhyke, Highleigh

Nearest Train Stations

  • Chichester (1 miles)
  • Fishbourne (1.4 miles)
  • Bosham (2.8 miles)
  • Nutbourne (4.3 miles)
  • Southbourne (5.3 miles)
  • Bognor Regis (5.7 miles)
  • Emsworth (6.7 miles)
  • Barnham (6.8 miles)
  • Warblington (7.9 miles)
  • Havant (8.6 miles)


Wheelchair access: Yes

Updated 25 October 2016


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