Debbie Fitchsampson, MBACP (Accredited), Chartered MCIPD

Debbie Fitchsampson, MBACP (Accredited), Chartered MCIPD

Bishops Cleeve


01242 323244 / 07510 146452

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Bishops Cleeve


01242 323244 / 07510 146452

About me

At times life can be 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.

Individual Counselling
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
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feelings of worthlessness or emptiness
  • Difficultly dealing with anger
  • Bereavement
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Trauma
  • Suicidal feelings

Couples Counselling
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

For more information please visit my website: or visit my counselling and wellbeing page on Facebook

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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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
  • reorganisation/change/uncertainty
  • career changes
  • disciplinary or grievance

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Individual Counselling
£40 for 50 minutes

Couple Counselling
£50 for 50 minutes

Further information

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.

My numbers and email are private and confidential and you can reach me on 01242 323 244 or 07510 146 452 or at

Maps & Directions

Cheltenham, GL52
Cheltenham, GL50

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesday daytime in Cheltenham. Wednesday early evening and Thursday morning in Bishop's Cleeve (free car park).

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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