Debera Dias MBACP, NCS Acc. P.G. Dip Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Consulting Room Address:
(South West London Counselling)
C/o 8 King Street
Richmond Upon Thames
I am an approachable integrative therapist who sees individuals from all backgrounds. I aim to offer a respectful and highly supportive space in which to explore any issues you may bring. The core aim being to better understand self and the ways in which we interrelate, including reviewing and inciting positive change, or possibly managing life through learning to live with the things we are unable to change.
- Face to face counselling - In Central Richmond offices.
- Telephone counselling - Fairly flexible times to suit busy schedules.
How can counselling help?
Counselling gives an opportunity to take time out for self to explore our own personal turmoil, without unwanted advice, interference or guilt. It is a space where your feelings can be heard and your emotions contained, as you gradually work out a clearer and more positive way forward, Whether it may be home life, relationships, work, study, loneliness or other. We are sometimes left feeling as though we are losing our way. This is why seeking professional help can be seen as a sign of strength, demonstrating that you are taking good care of self and together we can forge a positive way forward. Therapy can also be a liberating experience as it is a way of developing personal growth, self-awareness and insight; thus creating a greater sense of autonomy and well being.
Seeking counselling may seem a daunting process, it is therefore essential that you find the right therapist who is ethical and professional, yet respectful and empathic It may feel difficult making that first contact, although the essential priority is that you feel comfortable with your choice,
How I work
I am an integrative counsellor which means that I draw upon various approaches and disciplines including Humanistic, CBT, Psychodynamic and T.A. enabling the counselling to be tailored to the individual needs of each client. Drawing upon my life coaching skills adds another dimension focusing around enhanced choices and possible goal making.
I have gained valuable experience through working within mainstream charities such as RB MIND Richmond, RCPS and Brent Bereavement Services and now work in Private Practice based in central Richmond.
Areas of particular interest: (see list further below for other areas of experience)
- Generalised Depression
- Low mood
- Low self esteem
- Loneliness and coping strategies
- Relationship issues/Working to improve relationships (one to one only)
- Divorce and Separation
- Bereavement and Loss
- Finding one's direction from early youth,(20 - 30 yr olds) through to maturity.
- Ageing, for both Men and Women, including Menopause - making the best of what is.
My approach: I believe in facilitating client potential - whether it be processing past painful memories, or facing current ongoing difficulties, or a combination of both. Although I am an Integrative counsellor. I am humanistic based, encouraging a client to reach their "own potential", as I believe that we all hold the answers within. This process helps one to reflect and gain insight, providing a renewed sense of self-awareness.
For further details on my approach please see my website: www.southwestlondon-counselling.co.uk
I have worked with many clients to reach their goals such as reducing their depression, reducing their co-dependency, helping them to implement clearer boundaries, reducing mild social phobia, creating improved self esteem etc.
What next? Why not contact me for an initial session, with no obligation, in order for us to meet one another, to take a brief history, as well as to see how we may work together. This also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to see whether this is the right match for your counselling requirements.
Alternatively if you have any questions or reservations pre-assessment, I would be most happy to informally discuss them by phone or email without any obligation, and I look forward to hearing from you - please get in touch.
Therapy Rooms centrally located in: Richmond upon Thames TW9
Rooms in a Grade II listed building in RICHMOND, 8 minutes from Richmond mainline and tube stations and with many bus services stopping at "George Street" Bus Stop.
Contract: The contract I can offer can be short term (6-12) weeks or a longer therapeutic (open ended) contract. There is a "no obligation" assessment, and should you wish to commit to further sessions, then a 1 month period notice will be required.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Certificate in CBT Theory
- Certificate in Life-Coaching
- Professional development some of which include, lenthy training in bereavement and loss, trauma, P.T.S.D., dreams, self-esteem, procrastination, mild overeating issues, anger, attachment theory, Psychodynamic reading group.
- Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) adhering to their ethical framework for good practice.
- Accredited member of the National Counselling Society, (MNCS) Accred.
- Listed on Register of BACP Therapists, Accredited by the Department of Health.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
An Initial session is available at a reduced rate of £50
£55 daytime fee - £65 evening fee (for a 50 min session) some concessions available.
I am able to offer a free initial 15 minute phone consultation, where I can answer any concerns you may have about how counselling and how it may be of help to you.
It is a well known fact that one in four adults in our lifetime may suffer from depression. There are many contributing factors such as feeling powerless, feeling unheard, unmet childhood needs, unhealthy lifestyle, lack of freedom, etc and these factors can serve to change the chemistry in our brain. It is therefore important to remember that depression is only a part or facet of our being, in order to work towards changing this potent and negative way of thinking and feeling.
Improving the quality of our Relationship - Enhancing the way we communicate.
Often simple "communication" is at the heart of a failing relationship, and if negative patterns of communication are recognized early enough, a relationship stands more chance of being salvaged. It is also key to look at boundaries, and being clear about what we need within a relationship.
There are many ways to work upon salvaging a relationship, if we first look at how we are relating within this union, this will enhance our awareness of how we interrelate.
When we become more aware of how we are interacting with others, this invariably can have a positive influence on other peoples' comportment.
It may be a difficult decision, or perhaps you are feeling unsure, either way, being able to express your thoughts and feelings in a non judgmental environment can make all the difference. You can hear yourself think without pressure, and this may help you to decide what you feel is the right way for you.
During the Divorce/Separation
It may be helpful to receive emotional support when going through a divorce. As often it is necessary to live under the same roof or to lodge at friends or relatives and this can add to an already stressful situation. Receiving counselling during the divorce may enable you to feel more in control of your emotions, enabling you to feel more empowered and more measured in dealing with the complex decisions and life choices ahead.
Post Divorce/Separation counselling
This may arise at any time post divorce, even with a perfectly amicable separation. Perhaps you are still in shock, feeling relieved, angry, sad, grieving, lost or just want to make a final closure "emotionally", in order to move on with your new life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday as well as Weekends
Types of client