Debra Henderson, MBACP (Reg), Counselling Diploma - Level Paths Counselling
01823 698130 / 07716 235 156
How counselling can help
There are times when we can feel that we could do with someone else to talk to. We may need to make sense of what is happening or perhaps share how we are feeling with another person. We may not want to talk about some of our difficulties with family or friends because we don't want to upset them, or we fear their reaction if we tell them how we really feel.
As a counsellor I am able to offer a safe space where you are free to explore whatever you would like to, knowing you will be heard and not judged or rejected. Talking can help you understand your feelings more clearly and gain new ways of seeing your situation. This may help you make better choices if decisions need to be made.
Sharing your thoughts and feelings with another person can improve your well being, help with depression and reduce anxiety. My hope is to create with you a relationship that feels warm, caring and supportive as you work through those issues that are making you unhappy.
What to expect when you contact me
I know contacting a counsellor for the first time can feel a bit scary, that's why I give you the choice of phoning, texting or emailing me. If I'm not available immediately, I will get back to you as quickly as I am able. I may ask you a few questions about your situation and we will decide a time to meet. You can ask me any questions you might have. During the first session we will get to know each other a little and decide if it feels right to work together. If we decide a counselling relationship may be beneficial we will agree a contract between us that will set out how counselling will work and again you will be able to ask any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC - L4)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST- L3)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK - L2)
- Mindfulness (MBSR)
I update my professional training continually enabling me to work safely and more effectively with a range of issues. I am studying for an MSc in Therapeutic Practice for Psychological Trauma to enable me to work more effectively with clients who have experienced trauma or are living with PTSD.
I hold a DBS certificate.
I have worked for three years as a counsellor for a charity in addition to my work in private practice.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work to their Ethical Framework for good practice, including attending monthly supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
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My fees range from £15 to £40 depending on your circumstances. I ask you to pay 2 times your own hourly wage. This covers our face to face counselling hour plus the hour I need for preparation, travel and administration. So if you earn £7.50 an hour you will pay £15. If you earn £40,000 a year you will pay £40. If you are in receipt of benefits the fee will usually be £15. The exact amount is agreed at the first session.
The first session is always free. This is because I wish to give you the opportunity to decide, without pressure, whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you to work with.
My counselling room is situated in Bridgwater town centre next to Costa Coffee, easy to find and a short walk from Bridgwater Bus Station.
Public parking is available nearby in several locations.
I have a range of days and times available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have a number of sessons available Mon-Sat.
Types of client