Debra Green Registered MBACP, Prof Dip Therapeutic Counselling.
233 Albert Road
West Street Counselling And Psychotherapy Centre
11 West Street
Person-centred counselling can really help you to connect with your inner self and your intuitive voice. Learning to listen to your inner wisdom can help you to make changes in your world in a way that makes sense to you. I believe that we all have our own power and strength to do whats right and feels comfortable for us. Although it may, at times, feel as if you don't have the power or strength to make choices - especially when times are hard and you are feeling confused, but together we can work things through and get you back to where you want to be and living the life that you want for yourself.
Call me on 07514329985 for a free 15 minute chat / consultation. You may be unsure about taking the first steps to try counselling. This will give you the chance to see if counselling feels right for you or to ask any questions you might have.
I am a fully qualified registered person-centred therapist and counsellor offering a warm, supportive and confidential service.
I offer support to individuals, couples, young people and children
Issues that I have worked with:
- drug and alcohol dependency
- suicidal thoughts,
- self harm,
- gender issues,
- parenting worries,
these are some of the issues that people have come to me for counselling about. Perhaps what's troubling you isn't listed here, perhaps you don't know what it is but you just know that something isn't quite right, no matter what it is that's holding you back from being at peace with yourself and your world I feel sure that I can help you.
Please call me on: 07514329985 or email me using the link at the top of the page.
Your first session will be organised around your work/life schedule such that you can relax and really use your time with me to explore whatever is going on for you - in your own way and in your own time.
If at the end of your session you decide you would like to come for more sessions then we can organise this to suit availability - I do recommend that sessions are weekly as this keeps up the momentum of your conscious and unconscious processes that will be triggered by the counselling work.
You can come for as long or as short a time as you like - I do not offer time limited work (e.g 12 weeks) unless this is what you decide you would like. Instead we will work in an open ended way as I believe you will know when it is time to finish your counselling with me.
Please be assured that I will not encourage you to come for counselling if I don't believe that I can help you.
I have been a professional counsellor for many years and was initially drawn to becoming a counsellor by my life experiences with mental health and disabilities. I saw first hand the power of the therapeutic relationship and decided that I wanted to train and be able to offer people a place where they could come and just be themselves and talk through whatever was troubling them.
I have experience as a primary mental health worker attached to CAMHs, working with disabled people with the Cheshire foundation, as a school counsellor working for childrens services in Winchester, as an associate counsellor at Portsmouth university and as a volunteer counsellor at Portsmouth counselling services.
I work in schools primarily with 4-11 year olds, but do work in secondary schools aswell on occasions.
I also work as a counsellor on a substance misuse support programme at Portsmouth counselling service offering time limited counselling support to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
Having worked previously for many years in industry I'm also aware of the great stresses that people can go through during their working career.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a professional, qualified counsellor I am registered as a full member of the BACP (MBACP) and adhere to their code of ethics and practice, I'm fully insured and hold an enhanced CRB check. I also undertake monthly supervision to ensure that I fully meet the BACP requirements for a practising counsellor and to ensure that I am fit to practice.
My qualifications and experience:
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - M.B.A.C.P
Certificate of Proficiency - BACP.
Registered member on the BACPs register of counsellors and psychotherapists which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (level 5)
NCFE Certificates level 2 and 3 in Counselling
BSc (Hons) Chemistry CChem MRSC
Fully qualified person centred counsellor
Teaching certificate PTTLs
Member of HACP
Volunteer counsellor with Portsmouth Counselling Service
School Counsellor 4-16 year olds
Running workshops on Mindfulness, personal self development and awareness, listening skills- please contact me for further details
Lecturer on levels 2 and 3 counselling skills
Working with substance abuse (drug and alcohol addictions)
Volunteer associate counsellor Portsmouth University (2 years)
Primary mental health worker (attached to CAMHS/BESTeam) (2.5 years)
Volunteer counsellor on placement with the behaviour in education support team (2 years)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic 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
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Thinking of becoming a counsellor? Please visit Fareham College website and click on the part-time prospectus. I shall be running Levels 2 and 3 certificates in counselling from this April and September.
Fees are charged at the following rates per 50 minute session:
Southsea - £25 for individuals and £35 for couple counseling
Fareham - £40 for individuals and £50 for couple counselling
Please contact me to discuss home counselling services.
Person centred supervision is available.
If finances are a genuine problem for you then we can discuss options and payments.
Where I am
I'm based at West Street Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre in Fareham (PO16 0BG) and also at AristiA in Albert Road, Southsea on a Thursday / Friday
Both offer a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
I can also visit you at home for your sessions if for any reason coming to Fareham or Southsea is difficult for you. Please contact me to discuss.
Both the centre and AristiA are well served by buses. If you are driving then there is plenty of parking available in nearby roads and car parks.
Unfortunately neither the centre nor AristiA have wheelchair access and are located on the 1st floor via a flight of stairs.
If you have any special requirements then please do let me know
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments are available: Wednesday day/eve Thursday & Friday days & evenings. Weekend appointments (day & eve). Counsellling sessions can also be arranged at your home/office.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|