Debbie Reed BA Hons Registered Member MBACP (Accred).

Debbie Reed BA Hons Registered Member MBACP (Accred).

9 Kidderminster Road
B61 7JJ

07527 585011

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About me

Welcome to my profile, my name is Debbie Reed and I operate from my private practice at St John's Counselling and Therapy Services in Bromsgrove. My aim is always to provide a safe and supportive environment for those aged 11 years and over from all walks of life.

My practice office is situated on the Kidderminster Road in Bromsgrove and over the last 12 years I have gathered a wealth of experience in many different and challenging issues which include, loss, bereavement, depression, anxiety, work related issues, stress, low self esteem, low self confidence, Separation and divorce, self harming, phobias, relationship issues, and personal self development.

I am an accredited member of the BACP, and also a memeber of UKATA,ITAA, GHR, all my work is guided by their code of Ethics.

Within my practice I offer one to one Integrative Humanistic counselling, that incorporates approaches such as, CBT, Transactional Analyisis, NLP, Gestalt, Mindfulness, EMDR, Clinical Hypnotherapy, for individuals and couples. Appointments are available from Monday to Friday between 8.00 am - 8.00 pm to suit your schedule.

The aim is to work with warmth empathy and acceptance for who you are as person.

Counselling sessions are usually 50 - 60 minutes long and take place on a weekly basis. How many sessions you have will depend on what you want to work on and and what we agree together. All work between client and therapist will be reviewed at agreed intervals.

My Private practice is supported by a team of counsellors who offer support and experience across a wide number of issues and have a good range of availability.  All counsellors working from St John's have to adhere to a strict criteria, to  be able to work from St John's. Each affiliate counsellor is required to complete a thorough  assessment prior to being accepted. If I am not available, there is always someone within the service that can.

Also at st John's I offer a low cost clinic which is resourced by level 4 and above counsellors who have completed their assessments and are fit to practice and now completing their final practice hours in the counselling training.  So if you are at the end of a long NHS waiting list and need someone to talk to now and you are 18 or over then contact me the fee is £15.00 per session to cover the overheads and is run on a not for profit basic.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Theory
Advd Certificate in Counselling Theory
Advd Diploma Counselling
PG Certificate in Cognitive behaviour Therapy
Certificate in TA101 (Transactional Analysis)
Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Certificate in working with Children and Adolescents
Certificate of Accreditation BACP
Certificate in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
PG Certificate in Mindfulness
PG Certificate in Working with Depression
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Current -Year 4 Advanced Training MSC/CTA Transactional Analysis
Certificate in Clinical Supervision

Diploma in Transactional Analysis

Further Training;

CPD Bereavement & Loss
CPD Bereavement counselling skills
Child Protection level one

Professional excellence workshops in Transactional Analysis

On-going Development and Training

Currently undertaking final exam preparation for MSC/CTA Advanced training in Transactional Analysis at the Berne Institute Kegworth.


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Session Fees;

Assessment appointment £60
Individual Counselling - £ From 15.00 in the low cost clinic to £60 per session
Couple Counselling  £60 -per session
Hypnotherapy £75 per session
Supervision - £60 per hour

Payment for sessions is always taken one week in advance.

Further information

Counselling is about helping you to find ways to live your life more satisfactorily. To feel more comfortable with yourself and your relationships, to feel more in control, to make changes that might be needed, to come to terms with events in your life

People from all walks of life seek the help of professional, qualified counsellors. Many of us at some point in our lives require counselling and may need help to work through issues for example such as;

Generalised anxiety disorder
Family issues
Panic disorder
Low self esteem
Stress Management
Relationship issues
Communication problems

My practice

The Therapy Hour is 50 minutes and offers a range of psychotherapy, counselling, supervision and consultancy services.

Whether you are interested in working with me as a private individual or  with one of my affiliate counsellor's or as an organisation, your first point of contact will usually be an email or telephone call. We will usually spend some time on the telephone discussing your needs in an attempt to establish whether we are the right people for the job. If I am are unable to help, I will do my best to refer you to a practitioner or service that can.

If I think I am able to provide the kind of service you are looking for, I will invite you to an assessment or consultancy session. .

The initial assessment session is an opportunity for us both to assess whether counselling or therapy is something from which you would benefit, and for us to explore how we may work together.

At the end of the assessment, I will offer some feedback and will advise you as to whether or not I feel therapy would be beneficial. Some clients make an appointment to begin work there and then, while others prefer to go away and think about it. I'm more than happy that you should do this since your relationship with your therapist will be the most important element in the potential success or failure of the work you undertake.

Working Together
I would normally expect you to commit to an initial 8 sessions of work, usually (although not always) occurring once weekly. I find this often proves sufficient for those bringing relatively simple issues. For others, the eight sessions offers a time-limited introduction to counselling and therapy, during which period I am able to assess needs and preferred style of working in more detail. For such clients, the review which takes place at the end of the initial period allows them to examine what they have achieved thus far and to consider what remains to be worked on. If we decide to continue, we will formulate a plan for continued work, usually in an open-ended contract.

Maps & Directions

Bromsgrove, B61 7JJ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mon-Thursday 8 am-8.00 pm Friday 8 am-4 pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Qualified in Clinical Supervision at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.

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