Debra Maxwell

Debra Maxwell



About me

Hi my name is Debra,  I have been counselling since 1999 now.  I started counselling victims of crime first in Lancashire and got hooked into helping people.  I moved to Cumbria and did a degree in psychology and then went on to doing a Diploma in counselling. The Method that I used is Person Centred.  I have various training along the way and always open to different methods.  I enjoyed the work I was doing with people and alway find it rewarding. I did my training with NHS.
I did some work with clients with drug and alcohol issues and went on to do a BA in Counselling Studies.  Again working in Private Practice and working with clients with issues of Rape, Sexual Abuse and Historical Sexual Abuse.   Currently, I have done a short Art therapy course and going to start working on a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Counselling is a one hours session and the time and date is usually set by the person receiving counselling. So it is up to you. I provide a confidential space for counselling which is in Penrith.

Please contact me by email or phone.  Please let me know if you want me to ring you back and leave your contact details.

Training, qualifications & experience

Debra has a BSc in Psychology, BA in Person Centered Studies, Diploma in Person Centered Counselling.

She has worked with victims of crime, rape and sexual abuse/historical sexual abuse. She has worked with EAP's (employer assisted program's) to help people in work (NHS and Carefirst).

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Therapies offered


Please ring to discuss if counselling is the right course for you.
Also any information you may require.
The charge is £30 per hour.

Further information

Happy to try out alternative ways of counselling with clients.
One is Walk and Talk,
so a walk and the environment to promote discussion and recovery.

Please note - The office I use does not have a disabled access so I can arrange a home visit if you wish.

Maps & Directions

Penrith, CA11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: none


6 pm till 9 pm Monday to Friday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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