Debbie Torpey MBACP (Accred) Counsellor. Supervisor.
My name is Debbie Torpey and I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor working with Adults young people and children.
I offer a warm and friendly professional service, where you will not be judged but be provided with the right conditions to help you make sense of difficult situations that are affecting your life.
I have many years experience of working therapeutically with Adults young people and children within a variety of settings. I work with a variety of issues including complex trauma and sexual abuse as well as more common issues around relational problems,general anxiety disorder, depression, self-harm. panic disorder and bereavement.
I have a genuine affection and interest in people and I am told by clients that I am able to offer a deeply authentic relational way of working. I believe it is this relationship that plays a big part in the healing process.
Whilst my core training is in Humanistic Counselling, I have a deep respect and understanding for other modalities, and have gained qualifications in several different areas. This helps me to provide clients with a better experience of counselling. I believe by drawing on different modalities I can tailor make an approach to suit your uniqueness as an individual.
My experience has taught me that whilst theory is important, counselling works by accepting and validating clients for who they are and trusting that they have within them the ability to change and grow.
I am also approved to work with students at Northampton University and Tresham College to provide personal therapy or supervision as a requirement of their course.
I am a qualified supervisor and offer supervision to counsellors and other helping professionals.
As an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), I adhere to its Ethical framework and code of conduct. I hold public liability and professional indemnity insurance. My work is regularly supervised by a senior accredited BACP supervisor in accordance with the BACP guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
These are my qualifications/ courses attended.
Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play Skills (Merit) 2015
Advanced Diploma Humanistic counselling.
Diploma in counselling children and young people.
Modules in building relationships with substance users.
Common Ass training.
Working with anger.
Diploma cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Domestic violence- the impact on children and young people.
Child protection Training (yearly)
Neuroscience Working with complex trauma.
Transactional Analysis 101 certificate.
Introduction to Play therapy PTUK
Honour based violence
Gestalt approach to Working with Anxiety and Panic attacks
Solution focus training
Cert in clinical supervision
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer reduced rates to counsellors in training needing personal therapy hours as a requirement of their course. I also offer supervision at a reduced rate of £35 per session.
Counselling sessions from £40
Student counsellor £35
Accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP)
All my work is Clinically supervised by a Senior Accredited Supervisor in in accordance to BACP requirements.
I hold Professional indemnity insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am able to offer daytime and evening appointments. Please contact me for my current availability.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Supervisor offering supervision to counsellors and other helping professionals.View supervision profile