Dominic Davies Fellow BACP, MNCP Accred.

Contact Details

Address:
Mercer Street, London, WC2H
Email:
Phone:
020 7836 6647
Mobile:
07971 205323
Website (1):

Location

Directions:
Nearest Tubes are Covent Garden and Leicester Square (latter has less congestion)

Fees & Charges

These are my normal fees, however, I am willing to negotiate on this if you cannot afford them, so that I might be able to help you explore whether I am an appropriate therapist for you or to make a targeted referral to a colleague.

Initial Consultation for a daytime appointment: £80
Evening Initial Consultation Fee (6pm onwards) £90

Subsequent sessions are according to a sliding scale based on your gross income from £60-£130 per hour.
I carry two low cost places which are usually time limited and where fees tend to be from £20 (although there is flexibility on this)

ACCESS:
I'm in a lower ground floor room - with just a few steps to a level access into the room

Access:

Ground Floor Room But No Wheelchair Access, Online/Internet Counselling, Skype Video Counselling.

My clients

Gender & Sexual Minorities Experienced:
Androgyne
Asexual
Bisexual
Celibate
Cross Dresser/Transvestite
Gay
Heterosexual
Intersex/DSD/VSD
Kink/BDSM (all gender/sexualities)
Lesbian
Other Gender Variant
Questioning
Trans F2M
Trans M2F
Transgender
Unsure
Age ranges:
Adults
Seniors (60+)
Young Adults (16-24)
Relationship Styles:
Closed/Monogamous
Friend and Family members
Open
Polyamorous

About me

I began my career as a volunteer working with the Samaritans, working with them for the first decade of my career - mostly doing outreach support at music festivals around the UK, alongside two years of work on their helplines.  I also trained as a Residential Social Worker and worked with emotionally damaged adolescents before heading off to university to train as a Community and Youth Worker, specialising as a youth counsellor.  On graduating from that course, I started a training practicum as a University Counsellor under the supervision of Michael Jacobs and later with Moira Walker.  I also volunteered as a counsellor and assessor at Leicester Counselling Centre and was supervised for many years by Dr Bernard Ratigan. I also began my training in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy with Dave Mearns, Brian Thorne and Elke Lambers (1985-1988).

 

In 1987 I made a career change from University Counselling to work in HIV Education and prevention spearheading up a broad programme of activities for Mersey Regional Health Authority.  I went to New York and San Francisco to learn from and be trained as a 'buddy' and came back to the UK and trained the first HIV Buddies for Merseyside and Manchester, I also pioneered training for deaf people working as buddies and support workers with people with HIV/AIDS and ran a range of innovative training workshops around sexual health, gay men and sexuality.

 

In 1989 I moved to Nottingham University to take up a post as a University Counsellor and in 1995 I moved to Nottingham Trent University as a Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy - training counsellors and psychotherapists on their programme. My first book Pink Therapy (co-edited with Charles Neal, McGraw Hill) was published in 1996 and later that year I had a second book (The Sexual Politics of Disability: Untold Desires) published co-authored with Tom Shakespeare and Kath Gillespie-Sells.  

 

In 1997, I I left Nottingham to go to Australasia to where I finished co-editing the second two volumes of Pink Therapy textbooks and delivered some training and consultancy around sexuality and disability issues in Sydney, Melbourne and across New Zealand.

 

In 1999 I returned to the UK and set up Pink Therapy (this organisation) where we have continued to pioneer training for therapists in working with gender and sexual minorities. 

 

I was made a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2007 for my 'outstanding contribution to the field. I have served previously on the editorial board for the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy and am currently on the editorial board for Psychology and Sexuality.   I am a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.   


In 2013 I was listed at Number 34 on the Independent on Sunday's Pink List of 101 LGBT people who have made a difference to British society.   Pink Therapy was also shortlisted as LGBT Community Organisation of the Year for the National Diversity Awards


Sexual & Gender Identity:
Gay - Male

Experience and approach

Specific experience and training:

I have been working with gender and sexual minority clients for over 30 years, most of that time in private practice, although I have also worked in Primary Care and had a decade working with students and staff at two Universities.  I am BDSM/Kink Aware and familiar with a wide range of relationship models.


I've co-edited (with Charles Neal) three volumes of Pink Therapy textbooks, written many other articles, chapters etc. Click here for a recent article in Out in the City - a monthly gay magazine

I have developed and run various courses on gender and sexual diversity and  therapy in the UK and abroad. I am regularly invited to speak about this subject at major conferences for Royal College of Psychiatrists, BACP, UKCP, Relate, BASRT (COSRT), Royal Society of Medicine  and the British Psychological Society.  I have also programmed conference input for British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and UK Council for Psychotherapy.


I have attended over a hundred and fifty workshops and seminars on gender sexual minority therapy,  well as acting as Programme Director for two international conferences on sexual minority therapy which Pink Therapy has run, and being course director for our Essentials in Sexual Minority Therapy programme and our one year Diploma in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy and our Alternative Sexualities programme.  


I worked sessionally at PACE as an Initial Consultation Counsellor (for over two years, and ran a supervision group for 18 months). I served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy for several years and am currently on the Editorial Board for Psychology and Sexuality (Taylor & Francis).


I am experienced in working with young people (aged 12+); as well as adults in a variety of relationships styles, including polyamorous, open relationships, 


Therapies Practiced:
Counselling, Life coaching , Psychosexual therapy, Psychotherapy, Supervision/Consultation.
Specialisms and interests:
Relationship therapy; sex therapy and psychosexual difficulties; 'sexual addiction' sexual compulsivity, HIV/AIDS; anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression; disability sexuality; identity confusion and change; coming out; self-esteem and shame, trauma and post traumatic stress.

Male survivors of sexual abuse and sexual trauma (rape, assault etc)

Gender issues, including gender variant people and those people who maybe diagnosed with 'Gender Dysphoria' and 'Gender Identity Disorder' (GID) or people who are confused or unhappy with their gender congruence. I enjoy working with a broad spectrum of Transgender & Intersex people generally.  I also work with trans* people post transition where their gender may not be the focus.


I am also trained in and able to offer a 'Fast Trauma and Phobia Cure' as well as Thought Field Therapy (TFT Dx & VT) - Callahan Techniques, which is an energy psychology and sometimes known as 'the tapping cure'

Chem Sex

I am experienced at working with people who have run into problems with chem sex and who are wanting to make changes to either stop or reduce the amount of chem sex they're having.

If you're having difficulties with Tina, GBL, Meph and feeling you life has started to revolve around Chem Sex most weekends and you want to feel more in control of how you manage your use of sex and drugs, then I might be a good therapist to discuss things with.  I take a non-judgmental approach to chems and as a sex therapist I have experience at working with people who have had concerns with their sexual performance and social anxiety - two features which seem to co-occur for many gay/bi men who run into problems.   

I will work with you to put you back in control of your life and your relationship to chems and to the sex and relationships you're having.


Reparative Therapy Survivors
I am particularly interested in working with people who have been involved in conversion/reparative 'therapy' (Ex-Gay movement). I was on

National TV recently challenging Joseph Nicolosi of NARTH.

BDSM/Kink and Fetish
I am a 'Kink Aware' therapist and happy to work with clients who either live a BDsM lifestyle or engage in SM, BDSM/Kink practices of all sexualities and gender identities. I am listed on the Kink Aware Professional's Directory and for the past four years have been facilitating a supervision group for Kink Knowledgeable therapists and so am experienced around BDSM issues.


Consultation to other therapists
I offer consultation and supervision of Gender and Sexual Minority Therapy. I have a strong interest in ethical issues. One-off consultations welcome. I offer mentoring to therapists wishing to improve their knowledge and skills with gender and sexual diversity clients.

Theoretical approach:
Integrative, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Relational.
Ethical Framework:
BACP.

Qualifications

Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
Facilitator Development Institute (Britain) (Apr 1988)
Thought Field Therapy Algorithm Certificate
Association Thought Field Therapy (Dec 2005)
Thought Field Therapy Optimal Health (Voice Technology Techniques)
Callahan Techniques TFT Training (Sep 2008)
Fellowship BACP
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Jun 2008)
Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Algorithms Training
Association for Thought Field Therapy (Jun 2007)
Thought Field Therapy Diagnostic Training
Callahan Techniques (May 2008)
Certificate in Supervision
Psychology Matters (Jun 2001)
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Apr 2003)
BACP Accreditation 2013
BACP (Apr 2013)
Senior Accredited Membership National Council of Psychotherapists
National Council of Psychotherapists (Apr 2013)
Sexual Crucible Master Class with Dr David Schnarch and Dr Ruth Morehouse
NAOS Institute (Jun 2013)
BACP Registered and Senior Accredited Cousellor/Psychotherapist
BACP (Apr 2013)
Accreditations:
BACP Senior Accred

Issues and problems I can help with:

Addictions/Compulsive behaviours, Adoption Issues, Ageing Issues , Anger Management, Anxiety/ Panic Attack, Autistic Spectrum, Bereavement/Grief, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorders, Cancer, Childhood Sexual Abuse (Survivors), Chronic Physical Ilness, Civil Partnership Preparation/ Dissolution, Coming Out Issues, Compulsive Behaviours (Sex, Gambling, Spending, etc), Cross Dressing/ Transvestism, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Dating And Relationship Skills, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, Drug/ Alcohol Misuse, Eating Difficulties/ Anorexia/ Bulimia, Emotional Growth & Development, Erectile Difficulties, Executive Coaching, Gender Identity Concerns, Harrassment, HIV/ AIDS, Homophobic Bullying, Insomnia/ Sleep Disorders/ Apnea, Intimacy Issues, Kink/BDSM Identity Concerns, Life Coaching, M.E./ Glandular Fever/ Tiredness, Multiple Sclerosis, Organisational/Life Management, Parenting Issues, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress, Psychosomatic Illness, Rape/ Sexual Assault/ Sexual Trauma, Relationship Issues, Religious Conflicts, Self Esteem/Confidence, Sexual Arousal/ Desire Difficulties, Sexual Problems/Dysfunction/Desire Discrepancies, Shame/Guilt, Smoking, Stress Management, Suicidal Behaviour/Ideation, Transgender, Trauma, Workplace Issues.

Dominic Davies


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