Novena-Chanel Davies, The Equilibrium Coach®), BSc (Hons.), PG. Dip., Dip in Sup.
I am a registered integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist, Counsellor Supervisor, Wellbeing/Life Coach, Nutritional Advisor, Reiki Master Practitioner, Acupressure Body Therapist, and Yoga Teacher. I am also a Talk Radio Host and Media Consultant, offering consultation and assistance in areas of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Family Breakdowns, and Identity and Race.
I started my career over fifteen years ago working within the public, private and charity sectors; commanding roles ranging from managing staff teams of 20+ to working as a support worker within Youth and Adult homeless hostels across London.
I have worked within the NHS as a counsellor and volunteer; as well as numerous other well-established and respected charities such as Solace Women’s Aid, London Friend, and The Women and Girl’s Network. I also offer Clinical Supervision to some of the staff of Charities such as Victim Support and RAPt.
My Heritage and Approach
My name is Novena-Chanel (No-ve-na-Cha-nel, or N-Chanel for short) and I was born in the UK from a mixed parentage of African and Caribbean heritage. I am therefore able to utilise my own personal and professional experience of differing, and sometimes conflicting, cultural values and practices within my clinical and professional work; working effectively with difference and diversity. I have worked with an array of clients who have explored concerns about sexuality and identity, social/community isolation, family/cultural pressures and overcoming abuse.
My individual approach to Counselling and Coaching is infused with sensitivity, openness, and creativity; actively working to build a therapeutic relationship based upon mutual trust and partnership. As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the UPCA (Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association) I work in a professional and confidential manner; adhering to the ethical guidelines of both organisations. The BACP Ethical framework can be found here – www.bacp.co.uk.
Through my life’s journey I have come to believe that as unique, complex, and creative individuals, our personal journeys can sometimes become hard to travel and understand. There are also times when our passion and sense of self becomes lost within the ever challenging cycle of life, and we grow tired of fighting to keep our heads above the turbulent waters of life. I believe that it is during these times that we need to find meaning and fulfilment, and a reason to keep on travelling, or ‘swimming to the top’.
This can be supported through the connection with others, the strengthening of our self-belief, and the unlearning of negative thought patterns. I believe that this can be achieved by exploring the core of the presenting issues and/or concerns; many times leading back to parental relationships (or lack of) and earlier childhood experience. My hope is that this assists you in learning how to firstly identify and challenge these patterns, and then go on to change or relearn more beneficial approaches to living a life that fulfils you.
Qualifications and Training
BSc (Hons.) Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counsellor Supervision
Domestic Violence Training
Sexual Violence and Abuse Training
Working with Trauma Training
Working with Couples Training – Couples Therapy
Diploma in Acupressure Massage
Professional Accredited Yoga Teacher Training Certification (Yoga Teacher Diploma)
Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Diploma in Life Coaching
Diversity and Mental Health Training
Working with Sexual Minorities Training
HIV and Sexual Health Training
Personality Profiling Training
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) Training
Reiki Level 1, Reiki Level 2 and Reiki Level 3 Master Certificates