Deborah Thurman MA MBACP
Hello, I'm Deb a qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist.You've landed on my profile so I'd like to tell you a bit about who I am and what I offer.
You may or may not have had therapy before; if not then the thought of contacting someone for help can feel daunting and takes courage. It's not always easy to ask for help. The issues that bring people to therapy are varied, it might be a specific event or on ongoing sense that things could be better for you. I work with a variety of issues with people from diverse backgrounds.
I am trained Psychodynamically which means I place particular importance on relationships, repeating patterns of behaviours and the unconscious.Unhelpful repetitive patterns of behaviour often have their roots in childhood and by bringing these into conscious awareness you can make informed decisions, take more control of your life rather than feeling like you react and are carried along with no choice. Having the safe space to explore your story with an empathic and compassionate 'other' can in itself feel healing, providing understanding and confidence to move on and find more fulfillment in life.
The relationship between client and therapist is vital, so I welcome people to come for a few sessions to see if we could work together, it's important you choose the right therapist for you.
I offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy in a safe space where we can look at things together. I have a practice room in Rugby where I offer daytime and some evening appointments. I also have a practice room in a central location in Leicester where I work on a Tuesday.
Therapy can provide the space for you to explore feelings and thoughts you find too difficult or confusing to discuss with your family and friends. I work both long and short term, dependant on your individual needs. I work with adults and young people I am fully DRB checked.
As well as my 2 private practices I work with children and young people for an organisation in Leicester. I have worked in a High School in Birmingham and for several years in a charitable organisation in Leicester both counselling a variety of people and assessing new clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling
Introduction to Counselling Skills
Level 4 Certificate Counselling Children
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
£40 per 50 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and some evenings at my Rugby practice. Tuesday at my Leicester practice.
Types of client