Areas of practice
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Employee Assistance
- Grief and Loss - General
- Life Balance
- Life Transitions
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Professional Burnout
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Stepfamily Adjustment
- Brief Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Family Systems
- Gestalt Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.daviestransitioncentre.com
Dr. Don Davies has a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Counselling Psychology. With over 35 years of experience as an individual, couples and group therapist, Don’s unique counselling style demonstrates genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard. He is known for his ability to empower people utilizing his clinical skills, sensitivity and many years of on-going professional training.
Don has worked as an educator, school counsellor (Alberta), organizational development consultant, small business consultant and therapist in public and mental health centres in BC. In North America, he has had the privilege of counselling people from all walks of live and diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
For the past 15 years, Don has been in full time clinical private practice as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in Langley, seeing couples, individuals and families. As well, for the past 25 years, Don has consulted with diverse small and family owned businesses in BC and Alberta.
- Free 30 minute initial consultation
- Sliding Fee Scale
- Fees may be covered by Extended Health Plans, Employee Assistance Programs and Crime Victim Assistance Programs. Eligibility will be reviewed at the initial consult.
University of Arizona (Tucson), Ph.D. Counselling Psychology
University of Oregon (Eugene), M.Ed., Counselling Psychology
University of Alberta (Edmonton), Graduate Diploma, Ed. Psychology
University of Alberta (Edmonton), B.Ed., History/Sociology
In British Columbia, Dr. Davies is a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
In Alberta, Dr. Davies is a Chartered Psychologist.
RECENT CLINICAL TRAINING
- Couples on the Brink: New Strategies for Working with Couples When Divorce is on the Table, William Doherty, (University of Minnesota), Seattle Washington, March 2012
- Pragmatic Experiential Therapy for Couples, Dr. Brent Atkinson, Couples Research Institute, Geneva, Illinois January 2012
- Helping Couples Get Past the Affair, Dr. D. Syder,(Texas), Vancouver, BC. June 201
- Compassionate Therapy and Depression, Dr. Gilbert, (London, England) Vancouver, BC June 2009
- Mid-Life Transitions, Dr. James Hollis (Jung Institute, Texas), Parksville, BC June 2008
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy – Advanced Study, Dr J. & J. Gottman, (The Gottman Institute) Seattle July 2007
For the past 17 years, Dr Davies has been dedicated to building emotional bridges and removing psychological barriers that prevent individuals from having healthy and meaningful lives.
Many people have difficulties with the transitions in their lives. Whether one is suffering from separation or divorce, the loss of someone close to you, job loss or changes, health issues, retirement or midlife issues, there is one thing all of these issues have in common – they all involve transitions.
Transitions consist of loss – of what was familiar and known, of certainty, of opportunities, of personal history, and what “used to be”. Sometimes, especially painful transitions, will involve a loss of a “sense of self”, a loss of perspective and a loss of hope. What we call a new beginning is often the end of what was, the ending of the way you previously conducted your life.
When we end something, we may experience a void, numbness, emptiness or a feeling of chaos. This is an uncomfortable phase – it is the middle phase of transition (the neutral zone). We must let go of the comfortable old ways and habits of doing things and of what “used to be” This stage of the process is where major transformations take place and where consultation may be required to adapt to your new beginning.
Don views his role as a consultant and therapist as being influential in assisting clients to identify the psychological blocks and impasses that prevent them from functioning a more balanced and integrated life.
Through mutual collaboration he can help create strategies and identify the appropriate resources in order to reach a successful transition in three aspects:
a. A renewed sense of self
b. A changed perspective
c. A renewed sense of hope and optimism
For over 30 years, Don has helped couples explore their relationship and help them uncover solutions to make them stronger. Through the therapeutic process, couples will learn new perspectives and strategies to make their situation more rewarding and less stressful.
Don’s dissertation for his PhD was about children of divorce; his experience and training enables blended families and single parent families to cope with changes and challenges that face the modern family unit.
Dr Davies continues to train with leading couples therapists, including the Gottmans and Dr Brent Atkinson. Refer to ‘Recent Clinical Training’ for more information.
Relationship seminars on ‘Secrets of Successful Partners’ are held twice annually; for details and dates, contact Dr. Davies.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Dr Davies’ areas of practice include:
· Life Transitions
· Couples Counselling
· Children of Divorce
· Blended Families
· Depression and Anxiety
· Midlife issues
· Grief and Loss
· Workplace Issues
· Professional Burnout
Client fee individuals:$85 - $105
Client fee couples/families:$100-$125