Debra Allonby - Dip Couns, Reg.MBACP, Cert Ed - Together In Counselling

Debra Allonby - Dip Couns, Reg.MBACP, Cert Ed - Together In Counselling

Rawtenstall
Rossendale
Lancashire
BB4

07545 868494

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Rawtenstall
Rossendale
Lancashire
BB4

07545 868494

About me

ABOUT ME

I am a qualified Counsellor and Registered Member of BACP.  I have many years of counselling experience.   We all experience difficulties at different times in our life that can be difficult to understand and hard to cope with. Whether you find yourself suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, separation or divorce, panic disorders, post-natal depression, bereavement, affairs and betrayals, or feeling sad. I aim to help you to find ways to understand your situation and to explore ways to cope, accept or make necessary changes.  I am a person-centred, integrative Counsellor, which means I utilise a wide variety of counselling skills during sessions, which we discuss and agree, to specifically meet your individual needs.  I will offer you complete respect, support and positive regard without any judgement whatsoever.  This helps you feel free to discuss whatever you choose in counselling, at your own pace, in a completely relaxed, unpressured and friendly environment. 

INITIAL CONTACT

You can telephone or text (number above), email me through the link at the top of this page, or contact me through my website (link also at top of this page), or through my Facebook Page (link above).  I will arrange an initial appointment with you, which would take place in the centre of Rawtenstall (with parking outside).  I can offer sessions during the day on Mondays and several evenings (5pm to 9pm) throughout the week.  You are welcome to book just one session and try out counselling, with no obligation whatsoever to book any further sessions.  I provide a safe, caring, friendly counselling service in complete confidence.

HOW OFTEN WILL SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

I usually see my clients once a week and sessions last for 50 minutes each.  However, some clients might initially wish to see me more frequently or for longer than 50 minutes - and occasionally they may want to have sessions less frequently.  It really depends on the individual circumstances.  I am very flexible and would wish to provide you with the service that you, as an individual, need. 

ON THE FIRST APPOINTMENT

I explain what counselling is all about and which counselling styles I offer (I am a person-centred, integrative counsellor).  I will explain my training etc.  I then complete a counselling contract with you, which is very straightforward.  You can ask as many questions as you like in order to completely understand the process.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING COUNSELLING

You are free to talk about whatever you choose to.  I will listen to you respectfully whilst aiming to completely understand, and I will help you to gently explore your situation. This can help you to see things much more clearly and find possible answers to your difficulties.  Sometimes we need to find ways to feel comfortable with our situation or to accept things that we cannot change and counselling can help you begin to understand or come to terms with your situation.  You may wish to make some changes in your life (whether big or small) and exploring your options in counselling can help you to identify which direction you might like to take. 

I will never judge you and will offer you complete positive respect. I know it is hard to make the first step towards getting the help that you deserve but I will do all that I can to make you feel completely at ease.  Please let me know about any help that you may need to make you feel comfortable.  My counselling room is wheelchair accessible.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Counselling Diploma
  • Registered Member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Cert Ed (Post Compulsory)
  • Training in ADHD, Autism, Safeguarding, Self-Harm, Drugs & Alcohol Misuse, Attachment, Crisis Management (suicide risk), Training for Trainers in Sexual Health, Mental Health Capacity

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Teenage Pregnancy and its effects on families

Fees

£30 per 50 minute session for individuals
£40 per 50 minute session for couples
£25 for student counsellors needing counselling for their course

Further information

I have experience in counselling adults with a wide range of issues and difficulties and also have considerable experience in counselling children, teenagers and young adults.

Maps & Directions

Rossendale, BB4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am available at various times Monday to Friday, to suit you, including several evenings.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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