Davenport Counselling is proud to say they have been providing counselling and support to individuals, couples, families and our community for more than a quarter of a century. With over 25 years of experience, we are committed to effective and accessible counselling for all, to help everyone achieve their full potential. We embrace diversity and aim to create a safe, comfortable and private space for all. We are happy to be able to offer a limited number of pro bono (free) sessions, in certain circumstances.
The aim of Davenport Counselling, our reason for being, is TO MAKE OURSELVES REDUNDANT, as quickly and safely as possible.
We are happpy to walk with you on this part of your journey, but let's be honest, nobody really wants to spend time with a Counsellor. That said, we all need a helping hand at sometime, with something. Most of us, have no problem going to the doctors, hospital, even the dentist if necessary but some how our mental health is seen as different, something to be ashamed of .... but it is one of the things as human beings we all have in common. At last the tide has changed and it is not 'acceptable' to talk about.
Ricky Hatton, the boxer, gave an interview where he was asked about his mental health and whether he had finished his counselling, his replay was inspiring, he said, that just because you have been to the dentist once, it doesn't mean you never have to go again, if a tooth hurts you go back .... It shouold really be that simple.
80% of people feel better after seeing a Counsellor.
65% say that after just 7 sessions they have been able to make significant improvements to their life.
Over 20 years of experience, tells us that we all need a helping hand now and again. We are here for you ...
Grief is a matter of the heart and soul. Grieve your loss, allow it in, and spend time with it. Suffering is the optional part. Love never dies, and spirit knows no loss. Keep in mind that a broken heart is an open heart.
Walking away is not the same as giving up. Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to know when it's time for a change.
On particularly rough days, when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100% - and that's pretty good.
Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.
Hugs are fat-free, sugar-free and require no batteries. Hugs reduce blood pressure, body temperature & heart rate and help relieve pain & depression.
I'm not what happened to me. I'm what I choose to become.
Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself!
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief... and unspeakable joy.
Bless the ones that walked away from you. They were just making room for the ones who won't.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something in your life.
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
There is no such thing as "right" or "wrong". There are only consequences.