Debbie Cooper MBACP Accred. Adv. Dip. Couns. GHR Accred. Hyp.
Kent Institute Of Medicine & Surgery (KIMS)
Newnham Court Way
07711 739693 / 07711 739693
I am an experienced Accredited Registered Counsellor who is qualified and able to work with a vast variety of different issues; such as relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and bereavement. I was a Specialist Palliative Care Counsellor and worked within a hospice for 11 years and I am experienced in working with cancer, health issues and loss.
I offer one-to-one counselling sessions with adults and young people. I have a private practice, which I run from my home; this enables me to be able to provide my clients with a flexible, professional, quality counselling experience. My practice is based in a quiet and tranquil setting; it is easy to access and there is ample parking.
I also run a private practice within an independent hospital and am a Consultant Counsellor within the Psychological Medicine Department. I am registered as a Healthcare Provider with many private healthcare insurers.
I am an Affiliated Counsellor with an agency that provides EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) support to individuals in need.
I am also a qualified Accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist and, where appropriate, can use hypnotherapy to underpin my counselling work. I am registered with The General Hypnotherapy Register.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Registered MBACP Accredited Counsellor
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Registered GHR Accredited Hypnotherapist
I have 11 years experience working within a hospice setting delivering pre/post bereavement care to patients and their families facing life-limiting illness. Whilst at the hospice, I was clinical lead for counselling young adults and was a trainer on pre/post bereavement courses. I really enjoy working with young people.
My bereavement training, experience and interest lead me to work alongside a local funeral directors; where I was available to see individuals for counselling when required.
I have had specific sexual abuse training and have worked within an agency providing counselling support to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
I received play therapy training through a nationwide school-based charity and worked with young clients in a primary school. I have also worked with many secondary school aged children, which I particularly enjoyed.
In the past I ran a private counselling practice within a local GPs surgery where I saw clients with a vast variety of different issues such as relationship breakdowns, sexuality, domestic abuse, school bullying, lack of confidence and anxiety. I now run private practices from my home and from a local independent hospital.
I am an Affiliated Counsellor and work with clients through an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) agency.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
Counselling £50.00 per 1 hour session - home private practice
Hypnotherapy £50.00 per 1 hr session - home private practice
Small concessions may be available on occasion to those in financial need.
Counselling £60.00 per 1 hour session - Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery
Hypnotherapy £60.00 per 1 hour session - Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery
I am a warm and caring person and I passionately believe in the healing power of a genuine, supportive, compassionate counselling relationship. I believe having the opportunity to talk confidentially with someone independent can help to identify possible solutions and lead to improved emotional wellbeing and everyday life.
I am always very happy to receive contact from anybody interested in accessing my service to discuss their individual issues and requirements.
I am ICO registered (Information Commissioner's Office).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments available. I am a Recognised Private Healthcare Insurance Provider and work with both self-funding and insurance company funding clients.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|