Deb Instone MBACP, ACC, Dip In Couns. Cert In CBT. BACP Accreditation
I am a qualified counsellor and supervisor working with individuals, couples and families and have BACP accreditation. I have completed over 5000 hours of counselling in NHS settings, colleges and private practice and with EAPS. I began training in 2000. I qualified with a diploma from Salford University in person centred-counselling on an accredited course.
I have completed a CBT certificate. I continued to do a postgraduate certificate in Counselling children and adolescents. I have trained to do solution focused therapy and a TA qualification and have trained to work with couples. I completed a Post Grad Diploma in 2012 Counselling and completed the Supervision module as part of that in 2008 I have redone my supervision training in 2017. I am a counsellor for students at an FE college 2 days a week . I have worked for the NHS offering staff counselling to employees at Cheshire Wirral Partnership Trust at Chester Hospital and now work regularly for other organisations offering counselling as I have great experience in workplace counselling.
I worked for Cheshire County Council as a counsellor in Occupational Health and Chester Hospital offering counselling in the NHS. I work for Employment Assistance Programs offering counselling for any issue for staff. I work with a lot of clients trying to manage depression, anxiety and stress. I have experience working with corporate companies clinically debriefing and offering on-sight support following a critical incident.
I taught counselling for 10 years at Warrington Collegiate till 2017 and have taught on all the levels of counsellor training. I have a busy private practice which I work from home 5 days a week and 2 evenings offering counselling and supervision. I regularly work doing psychological first aid in companies and trauma or critical incident in the workplace.
I set up a counselling service in the centre of Lymm offering affordable counselling for the community at Lymm Sanctuary Hub. I do pastoral counselling in a church setting as well. I am ACC accredited as a counsellor and supervisor. I have done specialist training to work with couples and families and children and renewed that in 2016. I now regularly supervise other counsellors and professionals in their work as well as training counsellors too.
I set up a counselling service at Lymm High School initially and am currently seeing up a community counselling service for Lymm Village called the Lymm Sanctuary Hub
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Applied Social Studies 1990
Diploma in Counselling 2004
Post graduate Certificate in Counselling Young people & Adolescents-2005
Couples Counselling Training-2008
Critical Incident Debrief/ Onsight Support
I Have BACP Accreditation
I have ACC Accreditation as counsellor & supervisor-2011
City & Guilds 7407-Level 1 and 2
Certificate in Education 2004
Solution Focused Therapy Training
Certificate In CBT (Sept 08- June 09)
Post grad Diploma in counselling -2013
Post grad cert in Supervision- June 2009
Mindfulness module for MSC- 2011.
Post grad Cert in Counselling Children and Adolescents- Manchester TA centre- 2014
Trauma training and Shame- 2015
Bereavements and Endings- 2015
Cert in CBT (CBT with Heart) 2015/16 Renewed
Certificate in Christian Mentoring Feb 2016
TA 101- Sept 2016
Romance Academy training- Sept 2016
Certificate & Adv Cert in Couples & Relationship Counselling- Oct 2016 Renewed
Renewed Supervision training- 7 eyed model Robin Shohet- March 2017
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work Related Stress Counselling
Supervision of Counsellors / Other professionals
Solution Focused Counselling
Critical Incident Debrief / On-sight Supp.
£50 individuals (for 1 hour).
£40 children (for 0.75 hour)
£75 Couples (for 1 hour).
£75 Families (for 1 hour for 3people
£40 EAP work or companies. £400 critical incident for the day and travel
Supervision of groups £30 per Hour per person
£70 for 1.5 hrs supervision. £46 per hour for trainees per hour
Discounts for non-workers,
For certain criteria I will travel to the client but will charge travel time.
I think finding the right counsellor is really important as it affects the work you are able to do with them. You need to find someone you can trust. I would encourage you to ring and chat about what you need and talk to me. Counselling is really powerful but working with the right person is essential.
I will encourage you to do that! I will offer you a place that is safe and gives you space to move, come to terms with, change or heal a situation where possible.
I am passionate that supervisees are safe and stretched and encouraged to reach their full potential.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and some evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
My counselling profile shows my wealth of experience and settings i have worked in.