Debbie Vowles MSc MBACP (Accredited)
020 7381 5531 / 07966 462663
My aim in working is to help people to gain a fuller understanding of themselves and the problems that are facing them, through a process of active reflection, looking both back to the past and forward to the future.
I have specialised in time limited work as I firmly believe that having a specific focus can help unlock a pattern of behaviour or thinking that may have been useful in the past but is now hurting you. I also have seen in many cases that there are ripple effects and many other areas of life can change in the process.
However, I also recognise that some people require longer term work, or perhaps even group or couple therapy. Where appropriate I can refer on to respected colleagues.
I have worked with people with serious illness, with fertility problems, in a crisis, with bereavement and relationship issues and people who are feeling generally stuck and lonely with their problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked for many years in international affairs, higher education and sexual health before training to be a counsellor at Regents College. I took further training at WPF Therapy in Time Limited Therapy and then also in supervision of counsellors.
I regularly attend further courses and workshops to keep up to date and also to stretch and challenge myself.
I trained as a psychodynamic counsellor and use a variety of approaches to inform my work. Where appropriate I will use CBT skills.
I am particularly interested in Time Limited Work as I believe strongly that many problems can be shifted with a short term focussed approach.
I now train counselling students in Time Limited Work and run Workshops throughout the UK and abroad.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees range from £60 - £80 per session although in exceptional cases I will consider a reduced rate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have some early morning (8.00am) and some evening appointments (Wednesdays between 6 and 9pm).