In light of the current situation regarding the corona virus and covid19, there is much uncertainty and anxiety. Whilst I am currently still able to offer face to face sessions, I also offer telephone and online support. This is secure and I will forward you details if you decide to attend this way. So please do contact me. Warmest regards. Debbie
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been working privately and through many agencies, organisations and insurance companies for over 16 years.
I usually see clients on one to one basis in my discreet and comfortable room. I also work with couples to help with anything regarding their relationship. I am experienced in working with individuals from 11 upwards, through school, college and university though I currently only see age 16 and above.
My main counselling practice is in the centre of Durham. This is very convenient as there is parking near by and I am walking distance from the station and many of the university colleges.
I can also see clients in a private practice in Crook depending on availability, though currently only Tuesdays. If this is more convenient to you, please let me know.
My work with clients is confidential and I work according to the code and ethics of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). As a member of BACP I am bound by its ethical framework for good practise in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the professional conduct procedure therein.
Training, qualifications & experience
In April 2015 I gained my Senior Accreditation qualification having now worked with clients for over 16 years.
I trained at the University of East London and have a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative).
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor.
I have also trained as a Couples Counsellor.
I was trained in four different theoretical models and approaches, which enables me to work with your unique and individual needs. I work therapeutically in a humanistic way which ensures my work is devoid of any religious influences or pre-disposed beliefs.
I have worked with victims of crime, abuse, rape and sexual assault and domestic violence.
In 2010 I obtained further qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to an advanced level.
In 2015/16 I gained further qualifications in Mindfulness, through the British Institute of Mindfulness and previously I gained further training in Sleep Issues and Insomnia which can be integrated into your personal therapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling can be as much about your own personal development as well as dealing with those unconscious issues that may plague you.
Through counselling I will help support you over your hurdles to obtain a better quality of life and peace of mind.
I can help you working through any sleep issues and concerns you may have and I can also use Mindfulness based techniques if these would seem helpful.
We can explore many ways to help you cope better with life in general.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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I charge £45- £55 for a 1-1 session and £50-£55 for couples.
These fees can be negotiated in certain circumstances, so do please ask.
I can help you deal with anxiety and panic, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, panic attacks, bereavement, anger management, eating disorders, relationship problems, post-addiction, post-traumatic stress, and mild forms of depression.
Having further training and qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) enables me to work with further skills in aiding your professional development as well as dealing with problems that are occurring and getting in the way of your day to day life and relationships. Though I mainly work using integrative models to ensure the therapy supports your individual needs.
I am very happy to speak with you in advance during a short telephone call if you would like further information or to ask more questions.
June 2016 - I have more recently undertaking further training in the field of Mindfulness, so I can help you if you would like to gain more focus, relaxation or just de-stress. I am also competent in dealing with issues around sleep and insomnia.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday, daytime and evening appointments in Durham Tuesday limited availability in Crook
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Having obtained a Diploma in Integrative Supervision in 2008, I offer professional supervision to all counsellors in accordance with BACP code of ethics. .