Debbie Gratton, Adv.Dip.Couns. Registered MBACP

Debbie Gratton, Adv.Dip.Couns. Registered MBACP

The Olney Treatment Rooms
15 Osborns Court
Olney
MK46 4LA

St Giles House
76 St Giles Street
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 1JW

07770285830

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The Olney Treatment Rooms
15 Osborns Court
Olney
MK46 4LA

St Giles House
76 St Giles Street
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 1JW

07770285830

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)

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

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:

E-mail:  debbie.gratton1@sky.com
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
Adults
Older adults
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