Debera Dias - MBACP, NCS Acc. P.G.dip.
I am an approachable integrative therapist with ten years experience, formerly working as a volunteer for mainstream charities, although for the past eight year have been in private practice with adults of all ages. I believe in facilitating clients potential and exploring any presenting issues in a calm and supportive way. Whether it is processing past issues or facing current ongoing challenges.
- Face to face counselling - Locations - two Central Richmond offices.
- Telephone counselling - Flexible times - to suit busy schedules.
How can counselling help?
Counselling gives an opportunity to step back and assess your personal needs, without advice, interference or guilt.
It is an ideal opportunity to look at those difficult areas of your life in order find a clearer and more positive way forward. This can be achieved through exploring negative thought patterns, (using CBT, T.A., Psychodynamic and humanistic approach) helping one to understand how these early scripts can influence us.
Therapy can be a liberating experience as it helps develop personal growth and self-awareness, thus creating a sense of well being.
Seeking counselling may seem a daunting process, it is therefore essential that you find the Therapist you are most comfortable with; someone who is approachable and empathic.
How I work
I am an integrative counsellor and draw upon several approaches, being Humanistic, CBT, Psychodynamic and T.A., to tailor the therapy to the individual needs of each client. My life coaching skills adds another dimension, focusing around enhanced choices and possible goal setting.
I have gained considerable experience through working within mainstream charities such as RB MIND Richmond, RCPS and Brent Bereavement Services and now work in Private Practice based in two central Richmond locations.
Areas of particular interest: (see list further below for other areas of experience)
- Anxiety/ Generalised anxiety disorder
- Relationship issues/working to improve relationships (one to one only)
- Low Mood/Low self esteem
- Feeling sad
- Family issues
- Loneliness and coping strategies
- Affairs and Betrayals
- Divorce and Separation
- Bereavement and Loss
- Finding one's direction from early youth,(20 - 30 yr olds) through to maturity.
- Ageing, for both Men and Women, including Menopause - making the best of what is.
Although I am an Integrative counsellor. I am humanistic based, encouraging a client to reach their "own potential", as I believe that we all hold the answers within. This process helps one to reflect and gain insight, providing a renewed sense of self-awareness.
For further details on my approach, please see my website below:
Telephone or e'mail for an initial appointment, in order for us to meet one another. This process will involve taking a brief history, and I will answer any questions you may have. There is no obligation, unless you wish to continue.
Therapy Rooms centrally located in:
Richmond upon Thames TW9, either in a Grade II listed building or at a Doctors Practice, both in RICHMOND, 8 minutes from Richmond mainline and tube stations and with many bus services stopping at "George Street" Bus Stop.
I can offer short term (6-12) weeks or a longer (open ended) contract. There is a "no obligation" although should you wish to commit to further sessions, then upon signing the contract, a 1 month period notice will be required.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Certificates in Counselling Skills and Theory
- Certificate in CBT Theory
- Certificate in Life-Coaching
- Professional development including in-depth training in bereavement and Loss. trauma, P.T.S.D., dreams, self-esteem, procrastination, mild overeating issues, anger, attachment theory, Psychodynamic reading group.
- Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) adhering to their ethical framework for good practice.
- Accredited member of the National Counselling Society, (MNCS) Accred.
- Listed on Register of BACP Therapists, Accredited by the Department of Health.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
£55 daytime fee - £65 evening fee (for a 50 min session) some concessions available.
I am able to offer a free initial 15 minute phone consultation, where I can answer any concerns you may have about the counselling process.
It is a well known fact that one in four adults in our lifetime may suffer from depression. There are many contributing factors such as feeling powerless, feeling unheard, unmet childhood needs, unhealthy lifestyle, lack of freedom, etc and these factors can serve to change the chemistry in our brain. It is therefore important to remember that depression is only a part or facet of our being, in order to work towards changing this potent and negative way of thinking and feeling.
Improving the quality of our Relationship - Enhancing the way we communicate.
Often simple "communication" is at the heart of a failing relationship, and if negative patterns of communication are recognized early enough, a relationship stands more chance of being salvaged. It is also key to look at boundaries, and being clear about what we need within a relationship.
There are many ways to work upon salvaging a relationship, if we first look at how we are relating within this union, this will enhance our awareness of how we interrelate.
When we become more aware of how we are interacting with others, this invariably can have a positive influence on other peoples' comportment.
It may be a difficult decision, or perhaps you are feeling unsure, either way, being able to express your thoughts and feelings in a non judgmental environment can make all the difference. You can hear yourself think without pressure, and this may help you to decide what you feel is the right way for you.
During the Divorce/Separation
It may be helpful to receive emotional support when going through a divorce. Receiving counselling during this time may enable you to feel more in control of your emotions, inclusing decisions and life choices ahead.
Post Divorce/Separation counselling
This may arise at any time post divorce, even with a perfectly amicable separation. Perhaps you are still in shock, feeling relieved, angry, sad, grieving, lost or just want to make a final closure "emotionally", in order to move on with your new life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday daytime, Evenings, Saturday mornings.
Types of client