Debrina Lloyd-Davies

Debrina Lloyd-Davies


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07903 627109

Contact Debrina

Therapist - Whetstone

Whetstone N20
07903 627109
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

 I provide face to face, short and long term counselling to children, young people and adults on a wide range of issues including mental health concerns and emotional difficulties.   I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic setting in which to explore a range of personal concerns and feelings. These may include unresolved childhood experiences, such as trauma, relationship difficulties or wanting to make life style changes.  More information:  https://www.lifemapsn20therapy.com/

I help support people who have coped with various levels of upset and difficulty in their lives that have negatively affected their wellbeing, from minor troubles to tragedies that leave them heartbroken and causes family distress. I work to strengthen an individual’s capacities to cope skilfully with the many challenges by increasing their resilience and to help them heal from stress and trauma.

 • I support people with addiction: I help them understand how alcohol, drugs, food and sex can be used as a form of self-medication to assist with numbing pain, calm and soothe overwhelming feelings. I’ve helped clients to build their own internal support mechanisms, self-regulation strategies enabling them to regain control of their day to day lives and implement life goals. 

• I support children and young people to help them express feelings and thoughts that have troubled them and helped them learn strategies to cope with their problems and improve their self-esteem, enabling them to concentrate on learning, work and enjoying life.

  I am a fully registered and accredited therapist with the BACP. I have experience of working as a therapist with an outpatients substance use/addictions service, in schools and in my own private practice. I also offer parent consultancy and supervision to counsellors.

Practice description

I offer a variety of different ways for you to engage in psychotherapy, please ask for more information on the different options available to you.

I currently hold video, phone and face to face sessions. During the current pandemic you may feel that phone or video sessions are more suitable.   

Within my counselling philosophy, learning, growth, choice and awareness are all paramount but brought with compassion, respect, acceptance, insight and healing. 

As your therapist, I hope to take you forward in your life to make changes that help you be comfortable in yourself and with others. Whatever difficulties you may face, I aim to provide you with empathic understanding and sensitivity so that you can speak about your day to day experiences, feelings and emotions without judgement. I aim to fully understand how you experience your emotions: your anger, your sadness, your fear but also your joy and, how these feelings impact on your day to day living.

It is hoped that you will discover and develop internal resources, while equipping yourself with new skills and strategies that you can put into practice. I hope you can be comfortable with yourself in a different way by reviewing new perspectives and finding the courage to make choices that are daunting and challenging. You may have been overwhelmed or frightened to explore new ways of thinking but my role and task is to accompany you on that reflective journey. Therapy is a shared process and it is my hope that we will work together to build the strength to face any challenges.

We will strive to create something together and it is hoped you can begin to find renewed self-belief, confidence and begin to trust others, allowing yourself to make informed decisions and life choices and begin to live life in a way that is more fulfilling and gratifying.



My first session

Psychotherapy is a talking therapy; this means that a typical session will consist of dialogue between you and your therapist.

Once you've been in contact and decide you'd like to try talking therapy, I'll invite you for an assessment session. The assessment session will last for 50 minutes. This session is a chance for us to get to know each other and for me to hear about you, and what brings you to seek therapy. Please use this session to gain a sense of my way of working and how you feel about being in the room and in conversation with me. Finding the right therapist is a personal and important choice and you should feel comfortable and safe with the therapist you see.

In this session I'll explain a little about how I work and the practicalities around our sessions such as confidentiality and time keeping. You will be welcome to ask any questions regarding your therapy with me.

In the assessment we'll discuss how many sessions you want. This can be a set time span, set number, or open ended. This decision will be made together and will be informed by many different factors. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, Cognitive, Humanistic, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Whetstone

Whetstone N20
07903 627109
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced BACP accredited therapist working with children, young people and adults. I have worked with charities supporting the mental health of children and their families as part of therapeutic and psychosocial support services in schools  and as part of community addiction services. I have a  Diploma in Integrative Supervision and I have provided clinical supervision to both qualified and trainee counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists and art therapists from a wide range of theoretical orientations in my role as a manager delivering school based therapeutic services and in my private practice. I participate and facilitate both peer and group supervision.  You can find more information on my website http://www.lifemapsn20therapy.com/.

I see supervision as a joint endeavour rising to the challenges of working within the difficult landscape of mental health provision. Unprecedented global challenges have led to an increase in human distress with services having to adapt to the greater demand with fewer resources. I offer a participative and co-operative supervisory alliance which seeks to raise awareness within a reflective space of trust and safety. My first question to supervisees is always ‘how are you?’ It is important for supervisees to bring all parts of their lives so that we can explore how personal situations impact on their client work. I offer compassionate containment to alleviate anxiety, vulnerability, shame and fear within the supervisory relationship. My approach is non-directive but with gentle challenge, clear feedback and productive questioning techniques, providing a framework for reflection which assists in identifying supervisee learning needs and specific areas for professional and clinical development. 

 I am keen to support counsellors in their training so please ask about reduced  fee options for personal counselling and supervision support. 

Practice description

As a supervisor, my role is to offer a relational bridge and a supportive alliance in which internal and external relational changes can take place via a pro-collaborative process. I hope to create an active learning situation to help us all thrive, with attention to understand the clients’ and our own internal states. I hope to assist in the acquisition of adaptive skills to promote your own resilience but significantly that of your clients.  

I seek to offer containment and reflection rooted in a dynamic and relational supervisory experience where both supervisor and supervisee are enabled to learn and grow across their professional career.

My own personal and professional value base is heavily rooted in the Person Centred therapeutic approach but I have drawn from a diverse range of learning and practice, informed by Attachment Theory with a mainly humanistic, transcultural and social justice approach. I am interested in exploring relational depth and psychological well-being taking both a systems and a social constructionist approach linking mental health with  social justice perspectives.

In thinking about the supervisory relationship it is important to understand one’s own core values and beliefs systems around the significance of reflection and the act of ‘relating’ with others: jointly working to make a conscious consideration of critical questioning of the wider schema in which we are all operating.

It is helpful for Supervisees to think of the dynamics of their clients’ cultural environment and their sense of agency and if these are in conflict with their own belief systems and value motivations. Further,  reflective practice encouraging introspection on working ‘transculturally’ and the development as a ‘diversity safe’ practitioner with a focus on issues pertaining to difference and diversity.


My first session

I would offer a first assessment to  discuss your supervision requirements taking into account your theoretical modality, your  client work,  and how it relates to your working, personal and cultural environment.  It is hoped that these early interactions would help build the foundations for a collaborative and restorative supervisory relationship. 


Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited