Deborah Blagden MSc/BSc/PG Dip. UKCP/BACP Individual/Couple Psychotherapist
WHO AM I
I am trained as a Clinical Psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor and work with individuals, couples and groups and have extensive experience, having practised for over 23 years in the London and now the Derbyshire area. I am trained as a Transactional Analyst (a humanistic therapy) and Cognitive behavioural group therapist. I combine both approaches and work with clients in a way which will best facilitate their end goal.
I have extensive experience of working with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma (including PTSD), bereavement, abuse, violence and anger management, childhood issues, relationship difficulties, fertility, affair and betrayals, divorce and separation, parenting problems, autonomy both in long term and short term therapy.
I work part time in private practice and part time for other organisations. Over the last 12 years this has been with the NHS, Care Agencies, Charities (NSPCC), Education Authorities and with-in the criminal justice system. I also work with trainee psychotherapist and counsellors through various Universities.
HOW I WORK
It is essential that you feel comfortable and safe with the therapist or counsellor. To help you decide if I am the right person for you I offer a free 55 minute consultation session. During this time, you can get to know a little bit about me and how I work; it will also give me the opportunity to understand your reasons for seeking help and support. I work from home and have a private comfortable therapy room on the ground floor of my property.
I am available from Monday to Friday (excluding Wednesdays) and also have limited spaces at a weekend.
There is ample free parking outside and I can be easily accessed via the A38. I am also on a bus route so it is possible to get to me by public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
- PTSTA (Provisional Trainer and Supervising Transactional Analyst) (Psychotherapy)
- Msc in Clinical Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Bsc (Hons) in Behavioural sciences (Psychology & Sociology)
- Certificate Qualification in Social Work (CQSW)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Studies
- Home Office Accredited Group Worker (Using CBT)
- EMDR practitioner
- Clinical Supervisor (Integrative)
- UKCP registered Clinical psychotherapist
- BACP member.
- The Institute of Transactional Analysis (ITA)
- The European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA)
- The International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA)
- EMDR Ireland and England
I am fully insured and have enhanced CRB disclosure. As a professional I access regular supervision and consultancy for my work as well as continue to develop my knowledge by attending relevant training.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If you would like to find out more about Transactional Analysis I would recommend the following internet sites as a starter:-
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
Free initial no obligation 55 minute assessment session. Then if you decide to continue:-
Individual Psychotherapy and Counselling: £45 for 60 minutes.
Couple Psychotherapy and Counselling: £45 for 60 minutes or £50 for 75 minutes.
Group Psychotherapy and Counselling: £25 per person (2.30 hours, fortnightly).
Helping you decide what you want from my services:-
Individual Psychotherapy & Counselling allows you the time and space to understand the questions you have and the situation in which you find yourself. The therapeutic relationship will provide you with the opportunity to explore aspects of yourself in a safe, confidential and professional environment with a person who will not judge your views, actions or thoughts. I will give productive feedback, share my thoughts and feelings where appropriate and provide the right environment so you can learn and make positive and lasting change.
Couples Psychotherapy & Counselling allows you and your partner to look at how you communicate, interact, problem solve and negotiate in your relationship. It is helpful to explore the difference between you, the way you deal with situations and how your individual histories and experiences can affect your relationship. By working in a couple the focus of the therapy is on the relationship and what you want as a couple to achieve together.
Group Psychotherapy and Counselling provides and opportunity to explore aspects of yourself and your relationship in a group setting. Group experience often provides immediate and live material for useful therapeutic work. I currently run a group which meets once every fortnight for 2.15 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday day and evening, excluding Wednesday. Limited availability Saturday and Sunday mornings. Group Therapy Sunday tea time for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Please contact me by email for further information.View supervision profile