Debbie Cooper Reg MBACP(Dip.Couns)
I offer counselling to Adults, Older Adults and Young People, through long term, short term or open ended therapy. I practice as an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, drawing from many theories and models in order to offer each client their own personal way of working through their issues. I have worked as a counsellor for 7 years. I work from a purpose built summerhouse at my home address.
I offer free Initial Assessments to all prospective clients.
I offer face to face counselling from home, in my custom built summerhouse.
I offer Face To Face sessions as well as Online and Telephone sessions.
How Can Counselling Help You?
If you're experiencing anxiety, loss, bereavement, illness or any other issue that is making your day to day life difficult, speaking with a counsellor may be useful. During counselling you are able to express yourself honestly, without being judged. A counsellor is able to talk with you and help you find ways to deal with whatever is causing you upset. It is so empowering to be listened to and understood by someone who is outside your family and friends, and who has no desire to judge you, but instead, wishes to help you. Your information and issues are kept completely confidential.
What Will Happen At Our First Session?
My first session with clients is an Initial Assessment. This usually takes around 90 minutes and it's all about gathering information. I will tell you in detail how I work and I will ask you questions in order to get a comprehensive picture of who you are and what you need from counselling. I will discuss confidentiality and fees with you. You are able to ask me questions and discuss how I work, and then we can both make an educated decision about whether or not we wish to work together. If we are both happy to begin working together we will agree on a contract and plan a way forward.
I consider each of my clients to be a unique person with unique needs, there is never a text book answer to working with clients, we are all looking for different answers to different issues.
I offer counselling through face to face sessions, online sessions and telephone sessions, all of these mediums are secure, confidential and professional.
I am a friendly and warm person, I believe that the only way to gain trust and a good professional relationship, is to offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for every client, I am always ethical and follow the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2013
- OCST Certified Online Counsellor 2013
- Certified Telephone Counsellor 2013
- Certified Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Foundation V5 2014
- Certified Risk Taking Behaviour - Cumbria 2014 (Cumbria LSCB)
- Certified Level 2 Safeguarding & Protection of Children, Young People &
- Vulnerable Adults 2012
- Certified Electro-Acu-Stimulation Practitioner 2012
- Certified Awareness of Child Abuse and neglect - Core V4 (Cumbria LSCB) 2012
- Certified Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS) Stage II
- Volunteer Training Course and -Final Assessment 2010
- Certified Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course 2010
- Certified Introduction to Counselling 2010
I have worked for seven years as a Counsellor. I work with many issues including Abuse, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Eating Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, Health-related issues, Self harm, General Counselling, Bereavement, Stress, Work-related issues, Mental Health Issues and more.
I am passionate about helping others to overcome their issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I will consider anyone who comes to me for counselling and the Initial Assessment which is free of charge will allow us both to decide whether we can work together.
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Face To Face Counselling
My normal fee for 1 hour sessions is £35.00. Initial Assessment is free of charge.
Skype Text:- My usual fee is £25.00 per one hour session. Initial Assessment is free of charge.
Skype Video:- For a one hour session my usual fee is £30.00. Initial Assessment is free of charge.
Telephone Counselling:- My usual fee for a 1 hour session of telephone counselling is 25.00. Initial Assessment is free of charge.
I do offer concessions for students, children and young adults between 12 and 17 years of age, also Old Age Pensioners and those on low incomes. I will ask for evidence of benefits etc. and the price would be discussed during our Initial Assessment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Flexible. I can work most evenings and during office hours as well. For my Online counselling I can work early mornings for those who work etc.
Types of client