Deborah Briggs. BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy. MBACP
I am an experienced therapist offering friendly, confidential and professional help for clients experiencing challenges in their lives. This may be from within personal relationships, both current and past, or distressing events or situations. My role is to help you to overcome the natural human responses such as stress, depression and anxiety.
I have been working as a therapist for more than 15 years. I am a Specialist Consultant Psychotherapist for an N.H.S clinic in London. This involves working with some people who have experienced severe traumatic events. I also work with people who have a wide variety of issues, as a private therapist in Leicestershire.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy (2009-2012) Coventry University
Professional Diploma: Relational Process & Integrative Psychotherapy (2010-2013)
http://www.integrativetherapy.com/ Prof Richard Erskine. Manchester Group
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training institute Level 1 & Advanced Trauma Training
https://www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org/home/index.html and relational psychotherapy (2008-2010) Lincoln: Jannina Fisher USA
The Therapeutic Frame and Early Object Relations (2007-8) Leicester University
Certificate in Counselling (2000-2001) Northampton College
Post Grad Diploma in Clinical Supervision (level 8) 2013-2016
Continuous Professional Development ( courses)
Relate relationship counselling
Hearing voices network
Body work in Psychotherapy
Mental Health Workshops
Attachment and Multiplicity
Child and adolescence
Anger & Rage
Experimental Dynamic Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Additional experiences that may make me suitable:
- I have extensive experience of working with clients who self harm.
- I have been called as an expert witness within the legal framework.
- I work as a Trainer and Supervisor.
- I am also an Author and Editor of the book "Living with the Reality of Dissociative Identity Disorder: Campaigning Voices" published by Karnac Books Ltd London (2014) Ed Lady Xenia Bowlby and Deborah Briggs.
The first assessment session costs £35 and can last up to 1hour. My fee is currently £50 per hour.
Supervision is offered at £60 per 90 mins.
The type of support I offer is Relational, Integrative and Holistic. After meeting with you, I may decide it is appropriate to integrate several other types of therapy, which we can discuss together.
Experience has taught me how difficult it is for people to come to therapy and the degree of trust required. My office in Market Harborough provides a safe and private environment in which we can work together.
I recognise how difficult it has been to come to terms with the fact that you need help - that is the first step. The second step is working out what kind of help you need and from whom? Working in the profession for 15 years has brought me into contact with a lot of different professionals with different specialist areas of expertise. If after we have spoken I am aware of anyone else who may be more suitable to see you, then I will happily recommend them to you as I seek to ensure everyone who comes to me receives the best help possible. Whatever emotional pain you're experiencing, I do believe there is hope for healing.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|