Debbie Kelly Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Debbie Kelly Counselling
Within Back2Health Clinic
18 Cliddesden Road
Pure Alternative Therapy Clinic
131 Victoria Road
07590572866 / 07590 572866
Thank you for looking at my counselling profile. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor offering face to face individual and couples counselling/psychotherapy in the Basingstoke and Alton areas, Hampshire.
Modern life can be hectic and unfortunately, difficulties rarely occur in isolation. Any build up of stress over time can challenge our coping mechanisms and have negative effects on our inner well-being. Counselling offers you a safe and confidential environment to explore whatever may be troubling you and I will work alongside you to help you make sense of how you are feeling.
If this is where you find yourself, please call me to book an initial free half hour initial meeting which allows us to meet face to face and for us to decide if working together is the way forward for you. I am also happy to call you if you would rather have an initial conversation by telephone instead.
I believe that the counselling relationship is as important in therapy as the counselling approach used. I work with individuals (over the age of 18) and couples for face to face short and longer term therapy. Areas I deal with include bereavement, miscarriage, pregnancy loss, termination for abnormality, anxiety, depression and work related stress, pregnancy depression and anxiety, postnatal depression and anxiety.
I am based in comfortable and convenient rooms in
- the Back2Health Clinic, Basingstoke, Hampshire,
- Pure Alternative Therapy Clinic, Alton, Hampshire.
Areas covered by the clinics where I am based include Basingstoke, Alton, Alresford, Hook, Odiham, Fleet, Tadley and Newbury. All clinics are convenient for travel from Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.
Often clients sense they need someone outside of their family and social network to talk through their problems with, as this allows more freedom for them to say how they are feeling than is often possible within close relationships.
When I was practicing as a nurse, I recognised a need for psychological as well as physical care for my patients. I now work exclusively as a counsellor in private practice, seeing clients for a wide variety of issues and working with them as individuals and couples to find a way forward.
I work mainly from a person-centred approach, being alongside you in a supportive and non-judgemental way as you explore your issues.
Please feel free to email/telephone me to make an appointment or if you have any questions about the service that I offer. or visit my web site for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy as a Means to Health, 1999
Diploma with Distinction in Bereavement Counselling, 2010
Certificate in Couples Counselling, 2012
In addition to my qualifications above, I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and these are some of the shorter courses I have attended:
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression, 2016
Working with people who self harm, 2014
Photographs and Therapy, 2014
PTSD following Childbirth and Perinatal loss, 2011
Working with experimental interventions, 2011
The Family of Origin, 2010
Working with happiness, 2009
Anticipatory Grief study day 2009
Teenagers and Bereavement study day 2009
CHASE Hospice Volunteer Bereavement Counsellors project 2008
I am an Accredited Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and as such I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am also a member of the Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy which provides regular training and the chance for professional networking.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
'empty nest syndrome'
life adjustments such as having a baby, retirement and change in personal circumstance
postnatal depression and anxiety
pregnancy depression and anxiety
Photos & videos
Counselling Sessions last for 50 minutes and are typically weekly and cost £48 for individuals and £58 for couples. Some concessions may be possible depending on individual circumstance, please ask about this when you contact me and prior to your first session.
I work for a number of Private Health Insurance companies and it is possible your counselling may be covered by your insurer. Please ask at the time of making your appointment.
I offer a free, 30 minute, no obligation initial meeting where we can meet and discuss the counselling process and you can decide if you wish to pursue therapy further; this won't be a counselling session. Please indicate this is what you wish to book when you book your appointment.
Student counselling (ages 18 to 22 in full time education) available for £35 per 50 minute session for a contract of up to 6 sessions.
I have experience of working with students at a local university dealing with issues such as anxiety, low mood and low self confidence.
Having worked as a bereavement counsellor in a children's hospice I have particular experience of working with the bereaved, including pregnancy loss, termination for abnormality and loss of a child. I also have experience of working with people living with a life-limiting diagnosis and those caring for them.
I work with new Mums where there may be concerns about postnatal depression and also with pregnant women who may be experiencing anxiety or depression.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
appointments available weekdays between 08.30-6pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|