Debbie Gratton, Adv.Dip.Couns. Registered MBACP
Wootton Fields Therapy Centre
17 Tudor Court
Wootton Hope Drive
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 working with a variety of issues including loss and bereavement, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, panic attacks, loss, obsessional thoughts, to name but a few. In particular, I have an interest in our relationship with food and trained as an Eating Disorder Counsellor, working with BalancED MK (Milton Keynes Eating Disorder Support Service) who continue to support people affected by eating disorders, through ReBalance (a self-support group).
My practice is based in Wootton Fields, 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.
"Therapy allows you to think about your life and get to know yourself as you speak to someone who understands and brings new perspective."
~Emmy Van Deurzen~
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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
Session Fee: £40.00 (50 Minutes)
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.
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.
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