Debbie Gratton, Adv.Dip.Couns. Registered MBACP

Debbie Gratton, Adv.Dip.Couns. Registered MBACP

The Olney Treatment Rooms
15 Osborns Court
MK46 4LA

St Giles House
76 St Giles Street


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The Olney Treatment Rooms
15 Osborns Court
MK46 4LA

St Giles House
76 St Giles Street


About me

Welcome to my profile.  I am a fully trained, experienced, counsellor specialising in eating disorders.  I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of their Specialist Division for Counsellors in Private Practice. I am therefore committed to working in an ethical manner and as such, adhere to the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

My background is in private practice. I have previously worked as a counsellor for the mental health charity MIND, working with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, low self-esteem, panic attacks, loss, obsessional thoughts to name a few. I have also worked as a counsellor for BalancED MK (Milton Keynes Eating Disorder Support Service) who continually support people affected by eating disorders, through self-support groups and education.    

My practice is based in central Northampton. As a therapist, I believe that we are all unique and experts in our own internal world. I offer a professional, confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment that will help you to explore your own experiences in a way that feels right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling (2003 - 2006)
  • Certificate in Eating Disorders (2007 - 2008)
  • Group Psychoanalysis (2009 - 2010)
  • Lecturer in Counselling: Levels 3 & 4 (2011 - 2014)
  • Numerous hours in Continuing Professional Development, including Eating Disorder Conferences, Masterclasses focusing on Eating Distress and workshops (ongoing)
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Attachment-Based Therapy (2015 - to date)

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First consultation: 30 minutes, £25.00
Ongoing sessions: 50 minutes, £40.00

48-hours advanced notice is required to cancel or reschedule a session, otherwise the full fee is payable. There is no charge for pre-arranged breaks or holidays. You are able to terminate the counselling at any time.

I hold professional indemnity insurance.

To book your first session I can be contacted at:

Tel:        0777 028 5830

If I am unable to answer, please leave your name and telephone contact details and I will answer your call within 24 hours.

Further information

An eating disorder is defined by abnormal eating habits that negatively affect a person's physical or mental way of being. Eating disorders include:

  • Anorexia nervosa: Where people eat very little or nothing at all and therefore have a very low body weight.
  • Bulimia nervosa: Where people eat a lot and then try to rid themselves of the food.
  • Binge eating: Where people eat large amounts of food in a short period of time.
  • Night eating syndrome: Excessive nighttime food consumption.
  • Pica : Where people eat non-food items.
  • Rumination disorder: Where people regurgitate food.
  • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder: Where people have a lack of interest in food.
  • Purging: Where people purge without binge eating.
  • Food phobias: Where people are afraid of certain foods.
  • Selective eating disorder: Associated with food phobia.
  • Body dysmorphia: Where people are obsessed by perceived flaws in their appearance.
  • Emotional eating: Where people eat large amounts of food in response to negative emotions.
  • Prader-Willi syndrome: Where there is a complex genetic disorder and people have an insatiable appetite that results in never feeling full.
  • ENDOS: Eating disorders not otherwise specified and do not fit into any category.

Eating disorders are complex, but talking and expressing your thoughts and painful feelings can be a helpful way of dealing with something so difficult to manage. It is unlikely that an eating disorder is a result of one single cause and is much likely to be a combination of events, feelings or pressures which can be overwhelming.

if you think that counselling would help you, please contact me using any of the contact details listed above.

Maps & Directions

Olney, MK46 4LA
Northampton, NN1 1JW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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