Debbie Pow Relationship Counsellor working with Couples and Individuals MBACP
Any kind of relationship problem can leave us feeling miserable and anxious. I will work with you on any emotional difficulty that you are experiencing, either as a couple or individually, in a relationship or 'single'. I also specialise in working with loss. This can cover so many issues including bereavement, loss of a relationship, job and health amongst others.
I will work at a pace that is right for you which also means that I can work short term or for longer.
My interest in emotional well being began over 30 years ago when working with Local Authority Mental Health Trusts. I saw first hand how we can experience difficulties in our family, friendship and work relationships as well as our intimate relationships. This can be something new and unexpected or it can seem like we are repeating patterns. Sometimes we may not know what it is ourselves, and feel confused and anxious about wanting things to be different but not knowing what to do to make the changes. Counselling can help to de-clutter some of the thoughts that can feel overwhelming and confusing. Having more of an understanding of why we think and react the way that we do can help us to make those changes and give us choices.
I will respond respectfully to your agenda and will not judge you for the difficulties that you are experiencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Relationship Therapist, registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I have a Diploma in Relationship Therapy from the Relate Institute (University of Hull ) as well as holding qualifications in Person Centred Therapy.
I am also a qualified Grief Recovery Specialist holding the Certification in Grief and Loss Recovery which is endorsed by the BACP.
My therapeutic work has also included working with clients affected by low self esteem, anxiety and stress, work issues such as workplace bullying and harassment, family difficulties including relationship breakdown, affairs, changes in dynamics such as having a baby, step parenting, bereavement and loss.
I have over 30 years experience of working with clients with a wide range of mental health and emotional well being difficulties, and extensive volunteering experience with clients experiencing distress and conflict. I am also experienced in workplace bullying and mediation work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Grief and Loss
Separation and Divorce
Feeling distressed/coping with distress
Abandoned /feeling abandoned.
Rejection/ feeling rejected
I charge £40 for individual clients and £50 for couples for each 50 minute session. Please let me know if these fees are going to cause you difficulty.
I am able to offer a reduced fee to counselling students whose training requires personal therapy.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), registration number 177644, and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework: http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework. As an ethical practitioner I receive regulated supervision in accordance with BACP requirements.
I am also registered with Relates Practitioners Directory
I am fully insured and have an up to date DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly CRB).
I work from premises in the Erdington, Castle Bromwich and Yardley areas of the city.
Home visits can sometime be arranged - please ask for details
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please let me know what days and times are good for you and I will try to accomodate.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|