Deborah Bonner - Free To Be Counselling - BACP - Dip Couns - BSc Hons Psych/Soc
I am a qualified Counsellor (AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling). I am passionate about seeing people set free from issues and barriers to living their lives in a full way. I love being a part of the process of helping people to achieve their goals, move towards their dreams and become healed from their past experiences.
I work in the N E W Q U A Y area on T U E S D A Y S
Sessions available between 8am - 5pm.
I work in the W A D E B R I D G E area on W E D N E S D A Y S
Sessions available between 8am - 5pm.
Please state on your enquiry email whether you would prefer your counselling to be in the Newquay or the Wadebridge area.
Training, qualifications & experience
- AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Combined Social Science (Psychology & Sociology) FIRST CLASS
- Level 3 Advice & Guidance
The type of counselling I do is mainly CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) as a core model. I work with a range of issues including general anxiety, social anxiety, depression, panic, family and relationship issues, self-harm, suicide risk, sleep issues, bereavement and loss, anger, stress, behavioural issues and bullying.
I have a Degree in Psychology and Sociology (BSc Hons in Combined Social Science – First Class). I have also done other relevant training such as Advice and Guidance, Safeguarding (Adults and Children), Suicide Risk and Health and Safety at Work.
I have been volunteering as a Counsellor in a local secondary school since January 2015, which has led to some work with Children’s Social Care and have been volunteering in supported housing for over 2 years as a Counsellor. I also have over 5 years experience working in supported housing as a Key Worker and Project Director working with young people.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- £40 for an hour session of one-to-one counselling
- £30 for an hour session of one-to-one counselling (concessions*)
I run a small counselling business called Free To Be and offer sessions at the price of £40 an hour to individuals, organisations and schools (and £30 an hour reduced rate for people on benefits and other concessions*).
For organisations/ schools... If there is more than one student at a school or employee within an organisation who requires counselling, I am able to offer a 10% reduction in the overall cost**.
*Reduced fees for people claiming income-based benefits (or other needs... please ask).
**Offer price quoted based on economies of scale, therefore, sessions to be held sequentially on the same day and offer available based on the full hourly rate.
I have a Supervisor who I can talk to if I have any concerns and I receive monthly supervision. This ensures that I’m working safely and ethically and to address anything that affects me personally. I am committed to personal development and training and engage in CPD (Continued Professional Development).
I have a Facebook page and a blog you can check out:
https://www.facebook.com/FreeToBeCounselling and https://freetobecounselling.wordpress.com
If you would like more information or to book a session, please contact me on 07960 229484; by email; or via Facebook.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytimes 8am - 5pm.
Types of client