Debbie Inkpen (MBACP)
The Banbury Therapy Centre
69 Oxford Road
Hello and welcome to my counselling profile
A little about me and how I work
I am an integrative counsellor which means that I work from a base of different theoretical approaches with my core approach being person-centred. I offer a safe, trusting and confidential place for you to talk whereby I work to ensure that the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard are in place.
I will work with whatever you choose to talk about in our sessions and will go at a pace that is comfortable for you. I offer open ended sessions so that clients can choose what is best for them in terms of short and long -term work.
I have been working with adult clients and young people at The Banbury Therapy Centre for two years.
Alongside this I have over ten years' experience of working therapeutically with children, young people and their parents and carers through my work in a variety of settings which includes schools, homes and the wider community. This work has involved working collaboratively with families and having individual sessions with children and young people.
Counselling and how it can help
Counselling is a talking therapy which can help you to talk through thoughts and feelings around problems that may have been troubling you for many years or may be something that is more recent for you.
Counselling can offer you the opportunity to talk to someone that is there to listen to you in a non-judgemental way to help you to make sense of things.
Carrying the weight of these problems around with us can affect how we go about our daily lives and impact upon our feeling of well-being. Sometimes it can feel as though we are wearing a mask and holding a lot in.
Problems and issues can occur in our relationships, family life, and work life and can also stem from experiences in our past.
Sometimes we can feel alone with whatever it is that is troubling us. Stressful thoughts, feelings and experiences can lead to anxiety, worry and depression which in turn can creative negative thoughts, behaviour and low mood.
Children and Young People
Children and young people do not always have the words to express how they are feeling which can at times show in their behaviour and mood. They may be experiencing stress and anxiety for a variety of reasons such as bullying at school and/or social media, or trying to come to terms with a loss or family break up, pressures of school and from peers can have an impact too.
This can be a worrying time for parents and carers as they may find their young person hard to reach and closed. Children and young people can find it helpful to share some of their thoughts and feelings with someone that is not part of their family. This is where counselling can help to unravel what it is that might be troubling them.
Our counselling work together
I will work with you to help you feel listened to without feeling judged, where you can feel respected and valued and where we can work together to build honesty and trust in our counselling relationship.
These will be your sessions to help you make sense of difficult feelings and unhelpful ways of thinking in order to help you move forward to find your own solutions.
I will aim to work sensitively, creatively and intuitively with you as a way of enabling opportunity for change to develop and to help empower you to feel more in control and at ease in your everyday life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Membership of professional bodies:
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework which I use as a guide to work safely and ethically within my counselling practice. I have regular monthly clinical supervision to help inform my counselling practice to ensure that I am working safely and ethically with my clients.
I regularly undertake and update my CPD (Continued Professional Development) in order to inform my work.
I have Professional Civil Liability insurance
I am DBS checked
I have regular and updated safeguarding training to inform my work with children and young people.
- CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
Below are some of the issues that I work with:-
- Family issues/ Divorce and separation/ parenting
- Relationship difficulties
- Self- harm/ suicidal thoughts
- Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
- Isolation/loneliness/feelings of loss
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Sessions last for 50 minutes and are offered on a weekly basis.
My charge is £40 per session.
I work from The Banbury Therapy Centre which is situated in a convenient location near to Banbury town centre. It has a warm, welcoming and comfortable reception area which is fully manned along with free parking available.
I offer sessions on Tuesday evenings 5-9pm and Saturday mornings 9am -1pm
Other time slots may be available depending on room availability.
My therapists profile can also be viewed on the website below.
Please feel free to contact me with an enquiry or any questions that you may have. All messages left and emails received will be responded to at the earliest possible convenience.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Working with adults and young people. I offer sessions in the Banbury area -Tuesdays 5-9pm and Saturdays 9-1pm. Other times may be available depending on room bookings. All enquires welcome
Types of client