Deborah Bonner - Free To Be Counselling - BACP - Dip Couns - BSc Hons Psych/Soc

Deborah Bonner - Free To Be Counselling - BACP - Dip Couns - BSc Hons Psych/Soc



I am unable to take further enquiries until 01-Nov-2016

07960 229484

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07960 229484

About me

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 7:00am - 8:30pm

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 7:15am - 7:15pm

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.

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Accredited register membership


  • £40 for an hour session of one-to-one counselling
  • £30 for an hour session of one-to-one counselling (students/ 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 students and 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.

Further information

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: and

If you would like more information or to book a session, please contact me on 07960 229484; by email; or via Facebook.

Maps & Directions

Wadebridge, PL27
Newquay, TR7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Flexible appointment times can be arranged.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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