Debbie Britton MBACP Reg
East Riding Of Yorkshire
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor offering confidential, one-to-one support, to adults and young people from my safe and comfortable practice.
Do you feel you are ready to talk about anything that is troubling you, without pressure and the fear of being judged?
I am really passionate about helping those who are struggling and believe that everyone is unique. Life can be very hard at times and taking time out to talk to someone who is respectful, non judgemental and listens empathically can help you to reflect upon and gain insight into your unique life experiences. An understanding of our dilemas, emotions and experiences can help us to make sense of them and move forward.
I work mainly from a humanistic integrative approach. This means that the central aim of my counselling practice is not about telling you what to do, but promoting empowerment through the development of a trusting relationship where you can feel safe to get in touch with emotions and inner feelings. I adapt my counselling according to the needs of the client. As an integrative counsellor I also draw from my knowledge of other approaches such as mindfulness, relaxation, the use of creativity in therapy and CBT. I believe that everyone is unique, but that we often have problems in common. I listen closely to an individual's problems and work collaboratively with each client, either short term up to 6 sessions or longer term.
Alongside my private practice I work with young people as student counsellor at Leeds University. My adult work includes working within the NHS in Hull and York, counselling adults who have a wide range of mental health needs including; depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, stress, eating and body image disorders, bereavement, panic attacks and anger management.
I have use of a counselling room in York city centre and a room near Pocklington. I offer a private, confidential space, where you can be free to talk at your own pace, without judgement, about any concerns which are troubling you.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (York St John University)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (York St John University)
Cultural Awareness Training (Open University)
Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Hull College)
PG Certificate in Education (Hertfordshire University)
BHum Communication Studies (University of London, Goldsmith's)
Recent CPD (Continuous Professional Development) includes:
Introduction to Psychodrama
Trauma, Attachment and Response
Person-Centred Creative Therapy
Creative Techniques in Therapy,
Substance Misuse Awareness
Prior to qualifying as a counsellor, I spent 20 years in industry working closely with businesses on their global relocations. I have a great deal of experience and understanding of work related stress and cultural issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural issues including culture shock and difficulties with integrating.
Relationships between parents and their children.
Work Related Stress.
£20 for an initial consultation (40 minutes).
£40 1 hour session
£30 (under 18) 1 hour session
Fees payable by cash or cheque
Choosing a counsellor can be difficult which is why I offer the initial consultation at the discounted rate. It gives you the opportunity to see if counselling is right for you and if we can work together.
I can offer evening and weekend appointments.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP) and am bound by its code of ethics.
I hold full professional indemnity insurance
I hold a DBS certificate
Maps & Directions
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