Debbie Brettle MBACP Registered Counsellor
Hi my name is Debbie, welcome to my profile. If you are reading this then the chances are that you or somebody you care about is feeling depressed, anxious or may be having difficulty coping. I can assure you you are not alone as one in four adults feel this way at some point in their life. When living with anxiety or depression, talking to a person you trust can be the first step towards recovery,but sometimes speaking to friends or family is not enough. This is where counselling may be able to help. Counselling is an opportunity to speak to a qualified professional who is not involved in your life but is there just for you. Together we can explore what is going on for you and how you can move forward more positively in your life.
As a counsellor my role is to provide you with a safe and confidential environment in which to support you. I am a compassionate, non judgemental, skilled listener and I feel very passionate about counselling as I have witnessed the benefits that it can bring.
I believe that you are the expert on your own life therefore counselling sessions will be led by you and what you want to talk about. No issue is too big or too small. I understand that it can be daunting to contact a counsellor but I promise you will be in safe hands.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I receive regular clinical supervision as ethically required by the BACP. I am also committed to my on-going professional development and undertake regular training courses.
Prior to training as a counsellor I enjoyed a successful career in the military and worked in occupational welfare, gaining a huge amount of experience of working with individuals, couples and families experiencing difficulties.
I have also worked with voluntary and statutory agencies and currently work as an Independent Advocate for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
I have full indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Armed Forces, veterans and their families. Transition, divorce or separation and relationship difficulties.
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The first session will be a chance for us to get to know each other, to discuss whether counselling is the right choice for you and if we feel we are well matched. You will not be charged for this session and will not be committed to attending any further appointments if you do not wish to.
If we decide to work together then appointments will be arranged to suit your needs and each session will last up to 50 minutes.
Individual sessions - £45
Payments can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer payable on the day.
Are you currently serving or have you served in the Armed Forces? Are you a partner or family member of somebody in the Armed Forces? My combined experience of a total of 27 years in the Army along with my counselling training enables me to understand the difficulties and additional challenges that service personnel, veterans and their families can face.
I understand how daunting it can be to contact a counsellor, therefore if you would like to contact me to help decide whether to make an appointment, I am happy to speak on phone and answer any questions you may have.
Appointments take place in a designated counselling room in my home, in the quiet village of White Waltham just outside Maidenhead. I am also close to Waltham St Lawrence, Twyford, Cox Green and Windsor.
My counselling room is upstairs so please let me know if this will cause a difficulty for you. Free parking is available outside.
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Availability can be flexible to suit your needs, please contact me to discuss.
Types of client