Deborah Gregory

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MBACP - Counselling Therapy Hastings - Individuals & Couples
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St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38
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About me

I believe that with every successful therapy a life enhancing difference is made not only to the client and their immediate family, but also to the next generation.

All too often we allow ourselves to struggle on as we negotiate the journey of life and making the decision to start therapy is not always an easy one.  If you're searching for a warm, empathic, intuitive therapist who is passionate about helping you to bring about positive change in your life, you are looking in the right place. 

I have over twenty seven years' experience of working successfully with individuals and couples, offering a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space to talk through whatever has brought you to this point in your life – whether they are unresolved issues, current difficulties or hopes for the future.  

I offer support for a variety of life issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, past trauma, depression, feeling stuck, relationship issues, bereavement support and unhelpful patterns. Or perhaps you are looking to increase your self-awareness, find more balance in your life, nurture your creative potential and increase your level of happiness.

Together we will work through the issues that are troubling you, helping to make sense of your emotions and difficulties and help you to find a better way of living.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling with extensive knowledge and insight into the field of psychology.  As a fully qualified, insured and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their code of ethics and practice.

Since I began my counselling career in 1997 I have undertaken a wide range of training including:

Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic, Bereavement Issues, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Couple Counselling, Depression, Dream Work (Jungian), Family Therapy, Group Work, LGBTQ Awareness, Nutritional Therapy, Relationship Issues, Stress Management, Sexuality, Understanding Suicide and Work-Related Stress.

Additionally, I hold a longstanding interest in the work and ideas of Carl Jung, known as Jungian Psychology, which I have studied in depth for the past 17 years.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with couples of all ages; married or living together, separating or divorcing; with or without children to consider. Couples counselling can also benefit other types of couples such as siblings, friends or colleagues.  Therapy is often short term with just a few sessions needed to turn relationships around or at least help to separate in a more amicable way.

Issues regarding all kinds of family break ups including divorce, separation and estrangement within families, alongside dealing with difficult people in the workplace.  For many years I have offered counselling and support to those struggling with the impact of bereavement, significant loss and terminal illness.

My approach is LGBTQ inclusive.  I actively affirm diversity in my practice and value the opportunity to support those who may want to work through issues relating to their identity, sexuality or gender.  I hold great trust in the language of our dreams, particularly when understood through the work of psychologist Carl Jung, and will work closely with a person's dreams where this is relevant or desirable.

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Fees

£50.00 - £70.00

Additional information

Free initial telephone consultation. 

Individual fees are £50 per 60 minute session, Couples £70

Payment is made by bank transfer the day before our session.

Contact Information

Email is the best way to contact me 

Please provide your full name, telephone contact details and a short note about why you are looking for therapy at this time. 

When I work

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I work flexibly between these hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.30am until 5pm.  Last appointment 4pm.

Further information

My therapy practice is based in St. Leonards-on-Sea where I offer a confidential, supportive space, helping you to create the life you want.  I offer clients weekday appointments on Mondays,  Wednesdays and  Fridays from 9.30am until 5pm.  Last appointment 4pm. There is free, on street parking and the nearest bus stop (Harley Shute Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea) is approximately 5-10 minutes walk away.

I hold an enhanced (highest level) Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Client Testimonials

Please find below a selection of past client testimonials:

  • “Just talking about it has helped in many ways.”
  • “I usually struggle to speak to anyone but I found I could talk to you, thank you.”
  • “I didn’t know what to expect, I’d never seen a counsellor before, you put me at ease straight away.”
  • “I was really nervous about therapy, I was scared it would all come out too quickly…thank you for your patience and commitment it really helped.”
  • “Thank you Deborah, you helped me through a difficult period of my life.”
  • “This has changed my view of life, it’s wonderful and like you said the ripple effect has spread throughout my family.”
  • “As I began to change, he did too, we started to rediscover what we ‘used’ to have.”
  • “To anyone else my childhood looked perfect, I hid it all so well, but it tumbled out into my relationships which brought me to counselling.  Everything changed from that initial session.”
  • “I’d been stressed all my life never knowing why, never seeing the connection between my past and how I grew up to be such an angry person.”
  • “I’m finding I’m more honest with my partner than I have been in years.”
  • “I felt that I was understood and made to feel worthwhile. Thank you.”
  • “After losing my son I thought I would die too.  Somehow I am still here and can see things more clearly now.  Thank you for helping me to find a path through all my pain and sorrow.”
  • “Thank you for helping me sort out my head and return to some normality!”
  • “A rare blend of positive energy, intellect and warmth.”

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St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Groups

Key details

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Deborah Gregory
Deborah Gregory