Deborah Jane Hill MSc, BSc Hons (Psychol) MBACP (Accred.) UKRCP Registered
I am a BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Couples Counsellor. I work in private practice seeing individuals and couples at 7 Harley Street, London W1G 8BJ and Spaxton, Somerset TA5 1BS (near to Bridgwater and Taunton).
I am highly experienced and qualified to Masters level with an MSc in Psychotherapy and Counselling from University of London and a BSc(hons) degree in Psychology. I am further trained in psycho-sexual counselling for couples.
I provide a non judgemental, strictly confidential, safe environment and I work with a range of emotional, psychological, behavioural and relationship difficulties - from problems that are less long-lasting to those that are more severe.
When we meet for a consultation, I will help you gain a better understanding of what you are struggling with and think with you about how best to go forward. After an initial consultation, you may only need a few sessions to focus on a recent situation or relationship problem. Alternatively, you may need longer term treatment for problems that have been affecting you for a longer time.
Psychotherapy or Counselling for Individuals:
Emotional struggles present themselves in many ways: for example, having psycho-somatic debilitating symptoms, addictions, depression, anxiety disorders, panic and overwhelming stress, eating disorders, thought disorders, feeling stuck, empty or lonely, feeling split or fake, low confidence or poor self esteem, relationship difficulties or family issues. You may be struggling to work and concentrate, or you may find yourself feeling irritable, tearful or angry. Or you may have become aware that your symptoms, or even aspects of your personality, make life difficult for you. You may find yourself behaving self-destructively in ways that are interfering with your happiness or that of others.
You may feel worried about some aspect of your behaviour - such as feeling aggressive or jealous - or fearing dependency or addiction - or you may feel isolated and unable to sustain a sexual (or other) relationship. Or you may be worried about how you are thinking/behaving perhaps when stressed.
Experiences in your recent or more distant past may have left you feeling unhappy or even traumatised. There may have been a difficult separation or bereavement to negotiate - or a relationship or a situation that has left you feeling unhappy.
You may also be worried about something regarding your mental health - such as being unable to think as you used to or that your perception of yourself or the environment has changed. These worries may be something you have been experiencing for some time or just recently.
You may also be struggling with coming to terms with long term physical ill health or injury or disability and need help with the psychological and emotional impact of this on you and your relationships.
Couples may be married or not, mixed or same-sex, living together or living apart.
I see couples who feel that their relationship is in difficulty and wish to seek help.
If you’re in this position, you may for example be arguing a lot, be unhappy in your sexual relationship, have problems with parenting your children, or be thinking about separation or divorce. I will help you understand more about what’s going on between you, so that you can come to recognise patterns you may not have been aware of. I will help you clarify how you might be able to get things to improve and how you can develop your relationship more positively.
Some of the things I aim to help people achieve through couples counselling, (which also forms part of individual therapy, where appropriate), include:-
• Better communication
• A more stable family life
• An improved sexual relationship
• Greater awareness of your partner's needs
• Reduced jealousy
• Increased confidence
Psycho-sexual Counselling for Couples:
This will have a strong behavioural component to the Counselling and is for couples who are having sexual problems and want to improve their sexual relationship. Difficulties may include sexual dysfunctions and loss of desire. I will work with you in a very sensitive, informed and confident way as I am aware that you will be working in a very delicate, sensitive and personal area of your relationship, often talking about things that may never have been talked about before.
UK and International Telephone Counselling/Psychotherapy
I offer strictly confidential telephone counselling and telephone therapy to adults over 18 years of age living anywhere in the UK and Internationally.
Do you need the help of an experienced counsellor but struggle to find a therapist close by? I offer a confidential telephone counselling service which is ideal for those who travel regularly or for anyone who lives some distance away from my base in Spaxton, Somerset.
There are many benefits for telephone counselling, some of which are
- Convenient - therapy in the convenience of your preferred location.
- Confidential - your discretion is assured.
- Counselling or therapy with a professional and experienced therapist.
- Book at short notice - appointments easily arranged.
- Individuals can access a high-quality service in a flexible way at a time that suits them.
- No geographical restraints - individuals can access help from their preferred location
- International access - ideal for travellers and those working or living abroad
- Easy access to therapy for disabled people.
- Therapy can be accessed whilst in your home or office
Call for a free 15 minute initial discussion today on 01278 671735 or 07854 849793.
I work with EAPs, Employers, Health Care Providers, Solicitors, Family Courts, Criminal Justice System providing psychological assessments and/or psychological interventions such as brief CBT, short term or longer term counselling. I have also worked as a Psychotherapist for the outpatient psychotherapy department for Ealing Hospital, London (NHS Trust).
Training, qualifications & experience
6 years post graduate professional and clinical training in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of London and as a honorary psychotherapist at a large Mental Health Trust. I have 17 years clinical experience working in private practice seeing individuals and couples in London and Somerset and as a Psychotherapist in the outpatient psychotherapy department of a large NHS London mental health hospital. Prior to my clinical training I worked for a number of years at various management levels in Charitable and Corporate Organisations within the public and private sectors. I am also trained in understanding Organisational dynamics which can affect functioning in staff groups and at the individual level at work. I have also been employed as a telephone counselling assessor for an employee assistance provider. I work with EAPs and Employers providing short term and longer term psychological interventions and provide on-site critical incident counselling support to staff relating to traumatic events for a number of organisations.
My professional qualifications are:
BSc (Hons) Psychology including Cognitive Psychology for Emotional Disorders, Schizophrenia and CBT
PG Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy
PG Cert in Psychodynamic Counselling in Organisations and work settings
PG Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
PG Cert in Psychosexual Studies: Understanding the sexual relationship.
Further training in :
Working with the sexual problem in Couples
Group Relations and dynamics in Organisations
Cert telephone counselling
Psychodynamic and developmental understanding of Delinquency, Aggression and Perversions
I have membership registration with the following professional bodies:
Accredited Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Member of AIP (Association of Independent Practitioners)
UKRCP Registered Independent Psychotherapist.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adults suffering from the affects of childhood abuse and needing help with finding healthy alternative ways to work through and come to terms with the long term affects on you and your now adult relationships. For example, instead of blocking off, cutting off, keeping people at a distance whilst trying to have some sort of relationship that allows intimacy but also space. You may also still need to be secretive, idealise or denigrate in relationships or repeat the destructive patterns associated with lack of trust and dependency on others in order to protect yourself.
Telephone or Psychotherapy Counselling
£60 for 50 mins sessions UK and International
Spaxton, Somerset TA5 1BS
£55 for individual sessions.
£70 for couples sessions.
Initial clinical consultations/assessments - £55 or £70
7 Harley Street, London W1G 8BJ
£80 for individual sessions.
£95 for couples sessions.
Initial clinical consultations/assessments - £80 or £95
A few reduced fee sessions available in Somerset and London to those on lower incomes, please ask.
TO ARRANGE AN INITIAL ASSESSMENT FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY OR COUNSELLING: Please email or telephone me if you would like to discuss your situation further or to arrange for an initial consultation. I will look forward to being of help and support to you.
TO DISCUSS AND ARRANGE TELEPHONE COUNSELLING:
Please email or telephone to discuss further.
As an Accredited member of BACP I am bound by its Ethicial Framework for Good practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Consulting room in Sopaxton is on the ground floor and a ramp can be provided for over a small step for access through the front door. I am unable to provide wheelchair access at my Harley Street practice.
Daytimes and Evenings in Spaxton and Harley Street, London
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to student and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists who are working with Adult individuals and/or couples on a long and/or short term basis.