Debbie Fitchsampson, MBACP (Accred), Helping Individuals and Couples
01242 323244 / 07510 146452
Are you finding life a struggle? Whether something has recently happened in your life, or whether your difficulties go back further, I would be pleased to support you and help you to look at how things could be different for you.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor who has helped many people with a wide range of difficulties. I offer a warm, professional and supportive style, enabling you to explore your difficulties without judgement or criticism and in a space where you will feel valued.
As your counsellor I will be interested in helping you to understand your difficulties and if appropriate their origins, and together we can think about how things could be different for you.
Typically individual counselling is arranged for weekly sessions, however depending on circumstances I can offer flexibility to accommodate your individual needs.
I have been a counsellor for over 10 years and have experience in working with a range of issues including:
- Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Feelings of panic
- Low Mood
- Low self-esteem
- Feelings of worthlessness or emptiness
- Difficultly dealing with anger
- Eating disorders
- Relationship difficulties
- Suicidal feelings
Couples counselling can be helpful to identify and talk through difficulties in your relationship. Having time in a professional environment with a counsellor to support you, can help you to work through your difficulties and find a way forward.
Couples counselling can be arranged for weekly or fortnightly sessions. Typically couples come to counselling for between 6 to 10 sessions depending on individual circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
As an experienced counsellor I can offer you a safe, confidential space where we can look at and make sense of whatever is troubling you.
I have run a successful private practice since 2011 and I have worked for Gloucestershire Counselling Service (GCS) since 2006 and continue to work for them one day a week, providing counselling for adult clients and meeting new clients for assessments.
Previous counselling experience has been gained through working in a number of different settings including: providing counselling in a busy doctors practice one day a week for over 5 years, counselling at Listening Post and providing bereavement support through Cruse Bereavement Care.
My qualifications include:
- WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2009)
- Accredited member of BACP (2011)
- Post diploma training in Solution Focused Short Term Therapy
- Post diploma training in Couples Counselling
- Mediation skills training
- Chartered MCIPD
- BA (hons) degree
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
With a former career in HR and Training, I can draw on my experience of work place issues and provide support to those experiencing:
- work related stress
- bullying or harassment
- career changes
- disciplinary or grievance
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£40 for 50 minutes
£50 for 50 minutes
Typically counselling is arranged for weekly sessions but I am happy to negotiate and offer flexibility around working patterns or where fortnightly counselling is required. Please ask!
Please get in touch for an initial consultation or to arrange an appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
From June 2017 I have availability as follows: Tuesday afternoon and evening, Wednesday late afternoon and Thursday morning.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|