Deborah Wearn UKCP Reg'd, MBACP
I am trained and fully qualified as a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. Integrative psychotherapy understands the connection between mind, body and soul. As such it ‘integrates’ the well known approaches of psychotherapy and counselling.
This approach looks at your past, present and future, changing unhealthy patterns in your life so that you can feel more ‘whole’ and more completely yourself. It is important to feel accepted and understood for whom you really are and to this aim I provide a supportive environment for self-discovery.
People may think they have to struggle on alone with their difficulties and often try to change by themselves, feeling it would somehow be ‘weak’ or ‘embarrassing’ to ask someone else for help. Talking to an experienced therapist such as myself, however, can help you get to the root of what is stopping your life moving forward and feeling happier, and also give you extra support in making changes
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified as a Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor with five years training at the CCPE (The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education) gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am registered with the UKCP (The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and am a member of the BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), abiding by their Code of Ethics. I have regular supervision and attend ongoing training to support my continuing professional development.
I spent three years as a counsellor at MIND in North London, seeing clients with a wide range of complex issues and from a diverse social and economic background. I also have two years experience in a workplace counselling setting.
I work as an Affiliate Counsellor for Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) providing psychological support to employees of their corporate clients, seeing individual employees for short term counselling.
I also have an interest in people living without having children, either through choice or otherwise, and I run small therapeutic workshops on issues around being 'child free'.
My background is as a mental health support worker and the training and experience I received in this work now supports and complements my work as a private therapist
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Individual psychotherapy and counselling in Walthamstow is £55 per session.
Couples counselling is £70 per session.