Leah Davidson

Contact Details

Address:
London, N8
Email:
Phone:
02083482198
Mobile:
07900895916
Website (1):

Location

Directions:
I am very near Hornsey overground station, and several buses stop nearby. There are also a number of tube stations within easy reach. I am happy to provide specific travel directions.

Fees & Charges

Individuals £55/£65 during the day and £65/£75 for evening slots.
Couples - £90 - £110
Some daytime concessions available for people on low incomes.
Supervision fees £60 daytimes and £65 for evening slots.Some concessions available
for students and people on low incomes.

Access:

Car parking available, Online/Internet Counselling, Skype Video Counselling, Telephone Counselling.

My clients

Gender & Sexual Minorities Experienced:
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 have worked with gender and sexually diverse clients for 32 years, individually and in relationships, in projects and in private practice. I feel passionately about the right of gsd clients to receive non-pathologising and creative relationship therapy.  Today I work in the NHS, in the voluntary sector and in private practice as a therapist, supervisor and trainer.

I have been a lesbian parent for 27 years.  I work with many lesbians and gay men contemplating new ways to parent.

I joined Pink Therapy as a Clinical Associate in 2004 and have been course tutor for two cohorts of students on the Diploma in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy . In 2014 I will be co-running the first training in Relationship Therapy with Gender and Sexual Diversity clients.

I am conscious of the power invested in the role of counsellor/therapist and am aware of how much damage and distress has been caused in peoples' lives through misuses or abuses of power. Therefore I am attentive to how I hold my power, and respect for the rights and authority of the client is paramount in my work.

I am sensitive to the meaning of difference, particularly to people from minority groups, and acknowledge the social, economic and political factors that contribute to individual distress.

 

Sexual & Gender Identity:
Lesbian - Female

Experience and approach

Specific experience and training:

I have worked with gender and sexual diverse clients, individually and in relationships,  for 28 years, in private practice and in voluntary projects.  I worked at PACE as a volunteer counsellor, a trainer,  a supervisor, a group supervisor, and as a management committee member.  I joined Pink Therapy in 2004 as a clinical associate and have been course tutor on two cohorts of the Diploma in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy. I will be running The first training in relationship therapy specifically for gender and sexual diversity clients starting in 2014. I teach and facilitate workshops on lesbian and gay parenting , on working with gender and sexual diversity clients, and on sexual diversity relationship therapy, and offer training and courses on a number of issues related to gsd therapy. Over the years I have attended many conferences and trainings focused on gsd therapy.

I work with trans clients, both individually and with their partner, before, during and after transition, and with clients questioning their gender and or sexuality. I also work with kinky clients   I work with same sex couples (and with people in relationships who may be questioning their sexuality or gender) and believe that relationships can take many different forms - I am working increasingly with people in polyamorous relationships. I work with couples where one partner has transitioned and the new gender is impacting the relationship. I also work with many lesbians and gay men who are considering parenthood.

 

Therapies Practiced:
Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervision/Consultation.
Specialisms and interests:

I specialise in working with gender and sexually diverse clients, individually and in relationships, at different stages of their lives, who may be facing many of life's challenges. I believe that there are different forms to relationships, and I feel passionately about our rights to receive counselling and psychotherapy that is non pathologising and affirmative to our lifestyle choices.

Theoretical approach:
Couple Therapy, Feminist therapy, Person-Centred, Relational, Transpersonal.
Ethical Framework:
BACP.

Qualifications

Diploma in Client Centred Psychotherapy & Counselling
Institute for Person Centred Learning (Nov 1996)
Diploma in Supervising Person Centred Practice
Institute for Person Centred Learning (Oct 1997)
Professional Diploma in Further Theory & Practice of Client Centred Psychotherapy
Institute for Person Centred Learning (Jan 2002)
BACP accreditation
British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (Sep 2011)
Diploma in Couple Counselling
Revision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis (Jun 2008)
Accreditations:
BACP Accred.
BACP Senior Accred

Issues and problems I can help with:

Addictions/Compulsive behaviours, Adoption Issues, Ageing Issues , Agoraphobia, Anxiety/ Panic Attack, Arthritis, Bipolar Disorder, Cancer, Childhood Sexual Abuse (Survivors), Chronic Physical Ilness, Civil Partnership Preparation/ Dissolution, Co-Dependency, Coming Out Issues, Compulsive Behaviours (Sex, Gambling, Spending, etc), Cross Dressing/ Transvestism, Cultural/Ethnic Issues, Dating And Relationship Skills, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug/ Alcohol Misuse, Eating Difficulties/ Anorexia/ Bulimia, Emotional Growth & Development, Fertility/ Conception, Gender Identity Concerns, HIV/ AIDS, Homophobic Bullying, Intimacy Issues, Kink/BDSM Identity Concerns, M.E./ Glandular Fever/ Tiredness, Multiple Sclerosis, Parenting Issues, Post Traumatic Stress, Rape/ Sexual Assault/ Sexual Trauma, Relationship Issues, Religious Conflicts, Self Esteem/Confidence, Shame/Guilt, Single Parenting Issues, Smoking, Stress Management, Suicidal Behaviour/Ideation, Transgender, Trauma, Weight Loss/Management/Obesity, Workplace Issues.

Leah Davidson


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