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
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.