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Dr Paul Davies
Dr Paul Davies has worked within NHS primary care and brain injury mental health settings over the previous decade and is also a group facilitator for a cancer bereavement charity. He works with adults, adolescents, families and couples.
Dr Davies is passionate about empowering people to get the very best from their present situation. He integrates a range of therapeutic models, from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), systemic therapy and psychodynamic therapy. He takes time for people to be heard and understood, before utilising energy and dynamism to support the person work towards their desired outcomes.
Experienced supporting people with a wide range of psychological difficulties, Dr Davies specialises in conditions such as anxiety, OCD, low mood, stress, anger management and chronic pain.
Dr Davies completed his doctoral research on the use of hypnosis, suggestion and expectancy for the improvement of symptoms for people living with severe and chronic migraines. He developed an intervention and conducted a randomised controlled trial which demonstrated improved outcomes compared with control participants.
Dr Davies holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
He is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with The Health Care Professional Council (HCPC), which monitors and regulates the practice of Clinical Psychologists.
Having qualified as a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, Dr Davies also holds a Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience.
“Paul was quite constructive and helpful - he really took the time to understand what some of my personal struggles and issues were, and
helped move me in the right direction in resolving them :) he offered valuable feedback, and was wonderfully supportive, encouraging, and most
“I just wanted to thank you again and give you a little bit of evidence of how much you helped me over that (almost) year :) You got to see me at my worst and I guess the nature of your job means you won't see me at my best but I really want you to know what a difference you made. This time last year I was probably at the lowest I'd been and was convinced I was going to fail out of my degree and now I'm doing so many things that I had convinced myself I would never be able to do.
I'm loving living in the flat away from home and I actually ended up getting a summer internship after all. I've started cooking healthy meals and going to the gym regularly and probably feel the best I ever have (turns out some of the advice you gave was right...). I think towards our last sessions I just got my Christmas exam marks back and was relieved to have passed... I actually got a first in all my summer exams.”