Deborah Bennett MBACP
21 Manor Place
0131 225 2012
I am an Edinburgh based counsellor, qualified and registered to work with couples and individuals.
As well as working with a wide range of issues, I have specialist qualifications in relationships counselling and bereavement (I offer support to clients who have lost pets). I can offer counselling sessions in Edinburgh & Falkirk - contact me for details.
We all develop strong coping mechanisms as we try to deal with what life throws at us, but sometimes these can also prevent us moving forward. I understand that this can make us angry, withdrawn, frightened and defensive – powerful emotions that stop us making good choices.
So, I offer a supportive and confidential environment in which you can attempt to explore thoughts and feelings that you find distressing, and discover new strengths and resources within yourself to help you reach your full potential. You hold the answers; we just have to work together to find them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I work according to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. www.bacp.co.uk
I hold a Diploma in Relationships Counselling & I am accredited with Relationships Scotland.
I have a Certificate in Bereavement Counselling Skills and am an experienced counsellor with CBCS (Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland).
I am experienced in offering time limited work (normally up to 6 sessions) that is focused and goal orientated, or longer term work where we can explore more complex issues in depth.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
My standard fee is £60 per session.
Concessions may be available - contact me for information.
I recognise that people come to counselling for all sorts of reasons, and have different strengths and weaknesses. As an Integrative counsellor, I am able to tailor my approach to your needs.
I work with relationship difficulties whether you come as a couple or as an individual, and regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion or ethnicity. My job is to keep sight of your relationship’s needs, allowing space and time for you to talk and be heard, as we explore current or past experiences to move towards a better future.
Usually, I offer an initial exploratory session to discuss what you want from counselling and gather some information. Occasionally, I may want to see a couple separately for a short time, so that they each have space and privacy to be open and honest. We will then reassess and decide together how the sessions will work.
Grief is a completely natural process but sometimes we struggle to move forward. Family and friends often don’t know what to do or say and we are left feeling isolated and lost. It is at this point that bereavement counselling can help.
I will work with you to help you understand what is happening, and to find the resources that lie within you, so that you can cope and begin to rebuild your life.
I know that the death of a pet can be every bit as devastating as any other bereavement, and will work with respect and understanding.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Normal working hours + evening & weekend sessions by arrangement
Types of client