Debbie Brettle MBACP Registered Person Centred Counsellor
Hello 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 unhappy or having difficulty coping. We all need assistance or support at some point in our lives and sometimes speaking to friends or family is not enough. You may feel you have nobody to turn to or that people don’t understand you, this is where counselling may be able to help. Counselling is an opportunity to speak to somebody impartial, who is not involved in your life but is there just for you.
I am a professional, qualified counsellor offering counselling sessions to individuals or couples and I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 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.
As a person centred counsellor, 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the 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 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.
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.
Appointments take place in a designated counselling room in my home, in a quiet village just outside Maidenhead. My counselling room is upstairs so please let me know if this will cause a difficulty for you. Free parking is available outside.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Availability can be flexible to suit your needs, please contact me to discuss.
Types of client