Deborah Sheppard MBACP (Accred)
I am a compassionate, caring counsellor/psychotherapist that strives to help you with the issues you are experiencing. I work in a variety of ways to suit your situation. I work with Adults, Couples,Young People, Children and Families. I will listen and try to understand the dilemmas you are struggling with and help you to succeed with your personal development. I am an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist which means that I use various models of therapy to achieve positive outcomes for my clients. My integrative approach allows me to work with Person Centred therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Cognitive Behavioural therapy and Gestalt therapy. I can offer face to face sessions or therapeutic sessions by telephone. MBACP (Accred)
I work from home, I live in the Bristol/North Somerset Area.
Training, qualifications & experience
Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations Body -
Foundation Degree Health and Social Care
NVQ Level 4 Health and Social Care
British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors
City of Bristol College -
Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Theory
Certificate in Advanced Counselling Skills and Theory
Training in Domestic Violence and Abuse
Training on Managing Anger
Training on Depression and Anxiety
Training on Bereavement and Families
Child Protection Training Level 1, Level 2, Level 3
G-Map Training - Focusing on Children that Sexually Abuse Other Children
G-Map Training - Focusing on Children that have suffered sexual abuse
Training on Parents and Substance Misuse
Training on SMILES - Simplifying Mental Illness plus Life Enhancement Skills
Training on Adults and Young People and Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Training on Gambling Addiction
Training on Bereavement
Training on Domestic Violence
Training on Early Attachment Issues
Training on Trauma
Seven Years Experience working with Carers of Adults that are suffering with Dementia
Ten Years Experience working for the NSPCC with Children that have suffered abuse working closely with CAMHS and CYPS
Ten Years Experience working for the NSPCC with Adults that have mental health issues working closely with Adult Mental Health Teams
Fourteen, Years Experience working for schools working with Young People and Children that have learning disabilities who were suffering with behaviour issues due to the abuse and trauma they were experiencing - working closely with CYPS and CAMHS.
Eight Years Experience working for MENCAP - working therapeutically with Adults, Young People and Children with Mental Health issues and Learing Difficulties.
Two Years Experience working for RE-THINK working therapeutically with Paranoid Schizophrenics.
Currently working independently for Commissioning Teams within CAMHS - working with young people that have behavioural issues, early attachment issues, delayed learning and have suffered extreme trauma and abuse - working closely with CYPS and CAMHS.
Currently working independently with Adults who have become dependent on alcohol and drugs and maybe suffering with Mental Health Issues, work involves supporting these clients to address the abuse issues they have suffered as children and to rehabilitate them to normalise back into society.
Currently working with couples and relationship issues.
Currently working in schools with Children and Young People.
Currently managing a team of counsellors within the school environment.
Currently supervising trainee counsellors and supervising staff in schools.
Currently working with families (Adults and Children) to address severe mental health issues and behavioural issues.
Currently Managing a team of counsellors within the school environment.
Currently working with Children and Adults who are on the Aspergers and Autistic spectrum
Currently working independently with Young People and Adults to address:-
Addictions including Gambling
Affairs and Betrayals
Child and Adult Behaviour Issues
Phobias and Behaviour Issues
Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
Borderline Personality Disorder
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Child Abuse and Trauma
Child and Adult Mental Health Issues
Addiction including Gambling
Couple and Relationship Counselling
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
Face to face Individual Counselling.
* £40 for a 60 minute session.
* £40 for a 60 minute session
£50 for a 60 minute session
You can e-mail me with any questions you may have, or call for a brief chat before making a decision to come for an initial appointment.
An extremely experienced and fully competent Psychotherapist/Counsellor BACP Accredited.
Vast experience of working with Adults and Children that are suffering with Mental Health issues and may have experienced Trauma.
Seventeen years experience working with Aduilts, Young People, Children and Families.
Excellent communication skills, practised through resolution of client issues.
Client focused which is demonstrated by excellent interpersonal skills, empathy and an understanding of client needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training