Debbie Hutchinson BA (Hons) MBACP
Hello there, I am a friendly, caring, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I am able to work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, rape, trauma, PTSD and all types of abuse. (A full list can be seen below). I work in a person-centred way, which basically means I will provide you with a confidential safe place to explore your issues or worries in a warm, genuine and non-judgemental way, no matter how big or small they may seem.
I will listen to you empathically and will be interactive in our work together. However, my role is not to offer you advice or tell you what to do, as I believe that you are the expert on your own life or situation and you have the ability and resources within yourself to make your own decisions, or to come to your own solutions. Through exploration together, it will help you to understand your thoughts, feelings and emotions, helping you to come to a deeper understanding of yourself and your issues. This will enable you to build self-esteem, self confidence and empower you to be able to make informed choices and decisions that are right for you as an individual and enable potential change in your life.
I understand that to make that first call for counselling can be extremely difficult, but I am sure that if you make that call It could potentially be the first step towards making positive changes in your life.
Our initial meet will be for you to decide if you feel comfortable working with me and for you to discuss your issues and what you would like to gain from counselling. I am happy to have an informal chat over the phone with you if you're feeling unsure.
I am a registered member of the BACP and attend regular supervision, to ensure I practice effectively and professionally.
Training, qualifications & experience
Higher Education Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
BA (Hons) in Counselling Studies (Essex University)
Abuse, Trauma and Disassociation Workshop
Volunteer counsellor for women's refuge, therefore I have experience of working with victims of domestic abuse.
Colchester Institute Counselling Service, working with a wide range of issues and clients from all walks of life.
Certificate in Youth and Community work
Creative self care workshop
Working with people who self harm workshop
Specialist professional course - Working with survivors who have experienced sexual abuse, sexual violence, rape and domestic abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
A 50 minute session for individual counselling is £30
Some lower cost sessions are available for students, senior citizens and the unemployed, priced at £25.
I have professional indemnity insurance with Howden and also hold an enhanced DBS check.
There is plenty of free roadside parking available. The bus stop and train station are only a couple of minutes walk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday from 9.30am. Some evenings are available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|