Debra Gledhill (MBACP) BSc (Hons)

Debra Gledhill (MBACP) BSc (Hons)


07977723190 01778 393957

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07977723190 01778 393957

About me

Hi there,

I am an integrative practitioner with an Honours (BSc) degree in integrative counselling. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; and hold current indemnity insurance.

My approach is to work creatively with client autonomy and integrate a dynamic therapy striving to meet each clients individuality: when working with issues such as Anxiety/Stress; OCD; Relationship; Life difficulties/Changes; Depression; Domestic abuse; Bereavement; to bring focus to our work. Please see the extensive list of areas (Mental Health issues) I work with below.

I offer both long and short-term counselling and psychotherapy to everyone 18 years of age and over. I am based in a comfortable room in central Bourne. I offer a therapeutic, non-judgemental and confidential service.

Within our therapeutic environment, empathy, compassion and respect is at the heart of our work together. My integrative practice and philosophy is a blend of a humanistic stance and belief in the recurrent evolutionary ability to develop through relationships. I firmly believe that a robust therapeutic relationship can alleviate mental distress. By experiencing my own personal journey through therapy, I am mindful of each client’s individual uniqueness. My aim is to be creative in facilitating and building a unique therapeutic relationship.

Life can be very challenging: at times seeking professional help may well be the right way forward to bring resolve to your challenges through a confidential therapeutic relationship. Our first meeting will be an exploration of what you feel you need from our sessions and how best to support you with this.
Ultimately our relationship is uncompromisable and this will allow us to engage and assess our suitability to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling

Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling

Diploma Level 4 Integrative Counselling

Ascentis certificate in Bereavement Awareness

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 3

Advanced Skills and Theory in Counselling

Certificate in Counselling Skills

Introduction Course in Counselling


My experience of working within a 'Sexual Abuse Referral Centre' was resourceful in broadening my knowledge of how trauma from childhood may impact our adult relationships; and how the impact of sexual abuse in adulthood/childhood can impact our daily lives. In addition, my time spent there brought experience in working with self-harm; OCD; domestic abuse; depression; anxiety; sexual exploitation; bereavement.

I attended an 8 week in-depth stress reduction 'Mindfulness' course for my personal development and to advance my experience and knowledge of this technique within my practice.

Counselling can help us to gain insight into how we relate within our relationships and discover new ways of being: creating new patterns of relating and cultivating a stronger sense of 'self'.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have particular interest in working with social isolation through illness, or as a carer, and the impact this may have on your everyday life. If you would like to explore the impact on your daily life due to these difficult circumstance(s) I offer a reduced rate for low income due to illness related issues/carers. In exceptional circumstances, I will offer a home visit to the Bourne area. (Fees to be discussed upon inquiry.)


£35.00 per session

£20.00 Consultation meeting

Some concessions available, please contact me direct for information. I offer reduced rates for both students and trainee counsellors

Further information

I am based in Bourne.

There is off road free parking available.

Appointments can be made by Email; Telephone; Text: Please leave a voicemail if I am not available and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you.

Maps & Directions

Bourne, PE10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I offer daytime appointments and can be flexible with some evening appointments, please contact me for availability.

Types of client

Older adults
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