Deborah Jane Hill MSc, BSc Hons (Psychol) MBACP (Accred.) UKRCP Registered

Deborah Jane Hill MSc, BSc Hons (Psychol) MBACP (Accred.) UKRCP Registered

32 Tavistock Street
Covent Garden


01278 671735 / 07854 849 793

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32 Tavistock Street
Covent Garden


01278 671735 / 07854 849 793

About me

I work in private practice in Covent Garden, Central London and in Spaxton, Somerset. I provide strictly confidential, face to face Psychotherapy, Counselling, Couples Counselling, Psycho-sexual Counselling and Telephone Counselling. I am an experienced, BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Psychodynamic Counsellor and Couples Counsellor, qualified to Masters level. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space in which we can explore and work through your particular problems or difficulties.

Psychotherapy or Counselling for Individuals:

I work with a range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties - from problems that are less long-lasting to those that are more severe.

Emotional struggles present themselves in many ways: for example, depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. You may be struggling to work and concentrate, or you may find yourself feeling irritable, tearful or angry. Or you may have become aware that your symptoms, or even aspects of your personality, make life difficult for you. You may find yourself behaving self-destructively in ways that are interfering with your happiness or that of others.

You may feel worried about some aspect of your behaviour - such as feeling aggressive or jealous - or fearing dependency or addiction - or you may feel isolated and unable to sustain a sexual (or other) relationship.

Experiences in your recent or more distant past may have left you feeling unhappy or even traumatised. There may have been a difficult separation or bereavement to negotiate - or a relationship that has left you feeling unhappy.

When we meet for a consultation, I will help you gain a better understanding of what you are struggling with and think with you about how best to go forward.

After an initial consultation, you may only need a few sessions or you may need longer term treatment.

Areas I specialise in:

* Relationship difficulties
* Addictions
* Anxiety and generalised anxiety disorders
* Depression including bi-polar disorder/manic depression
*Sexual concerns
* Personality-based difficulties
* Enduring Mental Health Problems
* Feeling troubled about your own mental functioning
* Personality disorders
* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociation
* Impulsive behaviours
* Panic disorders
* Breakdowns in personal relationships or workplace relationships.
* Psychological and emotional illnesses
* Eating disorders
* A situational crisis such as bereavement, separation, divorce or redundancy
* Problems in your adult life following difficult early life experiences, including childhood abuse
* Anger and aggression
* Couple difficulties
* Identity disorders

Couples Counselling:

Couples may be married or not, mixed or same-sex, living together or living apart.

I see couples who feel that their relationship is in difficulty and wish to seek help.

If you’re in this position, you may for example be arguing a lot, be unhappy in your sexual relationship, have problems with parenting your children, or be thinking about separation or divorce. I will help you understand more about what’s going on between you, so that you can come to recognise patterns you may not have been aware of. I will help you clarify how you might be able to get things to improve and how you can develop your relationship more positively.

Some of the things I aim to help people achieve through couples counselling, (which also forms part of individual therapy, where appropriate), include:-

• Better communication
• A more stable family life
• Self-discovery
• An improved sexual relationship
• Greater awareness of your partner's needs
• Reduced jealousy
• Increased confidence

Psycho-sexual Counselling for Couples:
This will have a strong behavioural component to the Counselling and is for couples who are having sexual problems and want to improve their sexual relationship. Difficulties may include sexual dysfunctions and loss of desire. I will work with you in a very sensitive, informed and confident way as I am aware that you will be working in a very delicate, sensitive and personal area of your relationship, often talking about things that may never have been talked about before.

UK and International Telephone Counselling/Psychotherapy
I offer strictly confidential telephone counselling and telephone therapy to adults over 18 years of age living anywhere in the UK and Internationally.

Do you need the help of an experienced counsellor but struggle to find a therapist close by? I offer a confidential telephone counselling service which is ideal for those who travel regularly or for anyone who lives some distance away from my base in Spaxton, Somerset.

There are many benefits for telephone counselling, some of which are

  • Convenient - therapy in the convenience of your preferred location.
  • Confidential - your discretion is assured.
  • Counselling or therapy with a professional and experienced therapist.
  • Book at short notice - appointments easily arranged.
  • Individuals can access a high-quality service in a flexible way at a time that suits them.
  • No geographical restraints - individuals can access help from their preferred location
  • International access - ideal for travellers and those working or living abroad
  • Easy access to therapy for disabled people.
  • Therapy can be accessed whilst in your home or office

Call for a free 15 minute initial discussion today on 01278 671735 or 07854 849793.

I work with EAPs, Employers, Health Care Providers, Solicitors, Family Courts, Criminal Justice System   providing psychological assessments and/or psychological interventions such as brief CBT, short term or longer term counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

6 years professional training in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of London.   I have 14 years clinical experience working in private practice seeing individuals and couples in London and Somerset and as a Psychotherapist in the outpatient psychotherapy department of a large NHS London mental health hospital.  Prior to my clinical training I worked for a number of years at various management levels in Charitable and Corporate Organisations within the public and private sectors.  I have also been employed as a telephone counselling assessor for an employee assistance provider. I work with EAPs and Employers providing short term and longer term psychological interventions, counselling and psychotherapy.

My professional qualifications are:
BSc (Hons) Psychology including Cognitive Psychology for Emotional Disorders, Schizophrenia and CBT
PG Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy
PG Cert in Psychodynamic Counselling in Organisations and work settings
PG Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
PG Cert in Psychosexual Studies: Understanding the sexual relationship.

Further training in :
Working with the sexual problem in Couples
Group Relations and dynamics in Organisations
Psychotherapy Assessments
Psychosexual studies
Cert telephone counselling
Psychodynamic and developmental understanding of delinquency, aggression and perversions

I have membership registration with the following professional bodies:
Accredited Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Member of AIP (Association of Independent Practitioners)
UKRCP Registered Independent Psychotherapist.

Member organisations



Telephone or Psychotherapy Counselling
£50 for 50 mins sessions UK and International

£50 for individual 50 minute sessions.
£60 for couples 50 minute sessions.
£50 for supervision 50 minute sessions.

Initial clinical consultations/assessments - £45

Central London
£75 for individual 50 minute sessions.
£90 for couples 50 minute sessions.

Initial clinical consultations/assessments - £75

Some Concessions available.

Further information

TO ARRANGE AN INITIAL MEETING FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY OR COUNSELLING: Please email or telephone me if you would like to discuss your situation further or to arrange for an initial consultation. I can offer you an initial free 15 minutes discussion over the telephone or email to answer any questions you may have. I will look forward to being of help and support to you

Please email or telephone to discuss further. 

As an Accredited member of BACP I am bound by its Ethicial Framework for Good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Maps & Directions

London, WC2E 7PB
Bridgwater, TA5 1BS

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Day-times, evenings in Somerset and Covent Garden

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I currently have sessions available for Supervision in Somerset and London or for telephone Supervision. .

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