Debbie Ruskin - B.Sc (Hons), Dip. Counselling, Reg. MBACP (Accred), Reiki Master

Debbie Ruskin - B.Sc (Hons), Dip. Counselling, Reg. MBACP (Accred), Reiki Master

The Perrin Clinic
83 Whittaker Lane
M25 1ET

07940 781877

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About me

I am a highly experienced BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor and Reiki Master based in Manchester.

I offer confidential counselling for many issues and work with adults, young people, couples and small groups. My aim is to help you to explore your concerns and to find ways forward that are right for you.

Prompt appointments are usually available.

Issues I can help with include:

Abuse, anxiety, bereavement, couples counselling, cultural, depression, disability, health, relationships, self-esteem, sexuality, spirituality, stress, work and other concerns.

Counselling & how I can help

As a counsellor, my aim is to help and support you to explore the issues you choose to talk about without being rushed or judged and help you to find your own way forward.

My counselling approach is person-centred. This is based on a fundamental belief that people can heal in a favourable environment, provided through a supportive therapeutic relationship.

Creative/art therapy is also available.

You may be considering counselling because a particular event could be causing distress, or there may be a feeling of needing to deal with something that has been going on for some time. Whatever your concern and level of distress, you may find counselling to be of some help.

Therapy sessions usually last 1 hour and can be arranged according to your requirements.

You are welcome to contact me about arranging a session.

Other therapies offered: I am also a Reiki Master and offer Reiki therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • B.Sc. (Hons) Degree.
  • Reg. MBACP (Accred), Reg. No 093559, 2014.
  • Diploma in Counselling, 1999.
  • Reiki Master Degree, 2012.
  • Continuing professional development via ongoing training and workshops.


  • Counsellor and Reiki Therapist: Debbie Ruskin Counselling & Therapy, 2003-present.
  • Counsellor: The Perrin Clinic, 2006-present.
  • Supervisor: The Rainbow Trust for their family support workers, 2005-present.
  • Counsellor: Various organisations and companies, Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs), Occupational Health Services and healthcare professionals, 1999-present.
  • My own life experiences increase my personal as well as professional understanding of the benefits of Counselling and Reiki, which enhances my work as a therapist.

Professional Memberships:

  • I am a Registered Accredited Member of BACP (Reg. No 093559) and work to their code of practice.
  • I am also a member of Counselling Northwest.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

General issues, Identity, Cultural issues, Health, Life threatening/limiting illness.


From £45 per hour. Discount is available for block booking of sessions.

This charge is for individual or couples/small group sessions.

Further information

I am based at:

The Perrin Clinic, 83 Whittaker Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1ET.

It is located with easy access from Greater Manchester, Bury, Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Lancashire, Cheshire and the North West. It is near the M60 motorway (junction 17 or 19) and close to local bus and Metrolink routes. The nearest Metrolink station is Heaton Park.

There is disabled access and ample free roadside parking.

Other therapies offered: I am also a Reiki Master and offer Reiki therapy.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M25 1ET

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

There is disabled access, ample free roadside parking and practice rooms downstairs which I can arrange to use if required. Telephone sessions are available if you can't access the clinic. Please let me know on booking if you have any access requirements.


Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00am to 6:00pm (except public holidays). I will respond to phone and email messages as soon as I can.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme