Deborah Pearce PG Dip. Counselling. MBACP
I am child & adolescent therapist with over 10 years clinical experience. I work with children and young people aged 4-25 years old, and adults who wish to explore their thoughts and feelings creatively in a safe and confidential space.
I help my clients to move forward with the challenges they face and the difficulties holding them back from achieving their goals. I do this by using the latest research and techniques drawn from CBT, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Solution Focussed and Attachment Theories, incorporating Psychoeducational, Art, Play and Creative techniques to tailor bespoke sessions to meet you or your child’s needs.
My talent is to relate helpful solutions and techniques in an easily understandable and meaningful way. I find this approach reinforces yours and your child’s value, heightens self-esteem, self-reliance and equips you or your child with the necessary skills and knowledge to embrace future life.
I have extensive experience and a proven track record in working with children, young people and families, who are experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety or depression. Providing effective interventions for both long and short term client need.
Our sessions together will be professional but that doesn’t mean they have to be dull. When appropriate they can be creative, exploration, motivational, enjoyable and fun.
For children and young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health or emotional difficulties I run regular play and craft workshops based around specific child related issues such as low self-esteem/low self confidence, exam stress, family issues, relationship issues, bullying and internet safety.
My group workshops are based around solution focused therapy empowering children and young people to find solutions to their issues, boosting personal autonomy, self-reliance and confidence. Please visit www.facebook.com/counsellingsouthwales or email me to register your interest and receive regular workshop updates.
As an ethical practitioner I don’t believe you should have to pay for more sessions than you actually need. We will regularly review progress to make sure you are getting the most out of our sessions.
I offer a free initial home visit (within a 15 mile radius of Newport, South Wales) to discuss you or your child’s needs and ways in which I can help. After this I charge £40.00 per session (up to 1 hour)
I offer home visits or appointments can be arranged to visit me in Beechwood House, Newport.
Evening and weekend appointments can be arranged subject to availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Certificate in counselling
A small selection of certificates I've gained over the last year;
Leve2 Intermediate Safeguarding Sexually Exploited Children & Young People
Level 2 Safety with Technology
Level 2 Recognition Referral and the Child Protection Process
Working with Self Harm Certificate
Drug & Alcohol Awareness Certificate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
Counselling sessions £40.00 per 1 hour session
Counselling sessions £60.00 per 1.5 hour session
Group work Sessions £15.00 per 1 hour session
I have a dedicated playroom & creative space that I use for my creative work with children and young people.
I'm happy to take referrals from organisations and employers, please contact me to discuss this.
I enjoy working with children and young people with learning difficulties or additional needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Fridays - 12pm -8pm. Saturdays - 8am - 8pm. Sundays 8am - 6pm. Mondays 8am -8pm.
Types of client