Deborah Bennett Dip Couns MBACP(Reg)

Deborah Bennett Dip Couns MBACP(Reg)

East Lothian


0131 622 0286

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East Lothian


0131 622 0286

About me

I can now offer sessions in East Lothian (Haddington & North Berwick), as well as Falkirk and Edinburgh.

I began counselling from a genuine interest in what makes us tick; how we become who we are, with all our flaws and strengths.

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. So, I offer a supportive and confidential environment in which you can explore these things,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.

I have worked with clients who have brought all sorts of difficulties, amongst which are things like:
Anxiety disorder
Panic disorder
Body Dysmorphia
Low self esteem

In addition to general counselling, I have specialist qualifications in relationships counselling and bereavement (I offer support to clients who have lost pets). These allow me to work confidently with issues such as:
Relationship issues-
        Affairs and Betrayals
        Separation and divorce
        Family Issues
        Sex and intimacy
        Anger and guilt
        Despair & Suicidal thoughts

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.

I hold a Diploma in Relationships Counselling & I am registered 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 psychotherapy where we can explore more complex issues in depth.

I offer sessions by phone and Skype, where appropriate.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationships problems
Pet bereavement


My standard fee is £45-60 depending on location.
Concessions may be available - contact me for information.

Further information

Individual Counselling
I recognise that people come to counselling for all sorts of reasons, and have different strengths and weaknesses. Whether you are looking for help with anxiety, depression, panic disorders or workplace stress, as an Integrative counsellor, I am able to tailor my approach to your needs.

Relationship Counselling
I work with relationship problems whether you come as a couple or as an individual, and regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion or ethnicity. People come looking for solutions to all sorts of relationship difficulties - problems building relationships, pregnancy, financial problems, intimacy, workplace, trust, etc. My job is to keep sight of your relationship’s needs, allowing space and time to work on communication and problem solving.

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.

Bereavement Counselling
Grief is a completely natural process but sometimes we struggle. The effects can be physical as well and emotional - fatigue, depression, numbness and guilt are all typical 'symptoms' of grief and loss. Family and friends often don’t know what to do or say, or offer unhelpful advice, and we are left feeling isolated and wondering how long this will go on, or if it never ends. 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

Haddington, EH41
Edinburgh, EH3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Normal working hours, evening & weekend sessions

Types of client

Older adults
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