Debbie Reed BA Hons Registered Member MBACP (Accred).
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
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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
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
Low self esteem
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.
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.