Sally Davies Clinical Psychologist
Sally Davies is a registered Clinical Psychologist and an accredited divorce Mediator with the Family Mediation Association of the Cape (FAMCA) working in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She is registered to practise with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
Her services include individual, couple and family therapy. She has a special interest in Health Psychology, and consults with people undergoing surgery or with chronic pain, and those struggling with eating, body image or weight issues.
Sally has an integrated approach to therapy, with a special interest in Narrative Therapy. She has initiated a professional Narrative Reading Group in Port Elizabeth.
Sally holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology (University of the Witwatersrand, 1996).
Sally Davies offers psychology and counselling services to individuals, couples and families. She also offers group therapy for weight loss. Sessions last one hour, longer sessions are available by agreement and are usual for couples therapy.
Sally uses an integrated approach to therapy. She has a special interest in ‘Narrative Therapy & Community Work‘ which originated in Australia and is now practised around the world.
Narrative therapists assume that experiences of the people around us, of the world we live in and our personal hopes and expectations are shaped and conditioned to a surprising extent by the language and other forms of expression that our cultures make available to us. To experience significant change, we need alternative stories; and to give full expression to better stories we first need to recognise that “the person is not the problem”.
Sally’s preferred approach sets a high value on personal identity, on personal networks, and on the knowledge you already have about life (including things that you don’t yet know that you know). Our human community offers resources to strengthen, affirm and comfort us. Yet relationships can cause deep hurt, foster a sense of rejection or shame, or contribute to a loss of hope. Ideas as well as relationships can be ‘toxic’: the wider world constantly transmits powerful messages about who we can become and how we should live. As we explore the effects of “big ideas” that are not our own but that occupy space in our heads, it is often possible to discover new ways to be more ourselves.
Your rights and responsibilities
Therapy is an effective helping relationship that is guided by respect for each party’s rights and responsibilities. These guidelines enable both client and therapist to feel secure in our respective positions, which in turn helps you to express your thoughts and feelings, and to experiment with new ideas and behaviours. As a client in psychotherapy, you have certain rights and it is important for you to know about these rights because this is your therapy, whose goal is your well being. There are also certain limitations to those rights that you should be aware of. As a therapist, Sally has corresponding responsibilities to you.
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