Deb Dillon Registered MBCAP
whether you are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression,relationship issues or overwhelm from life's struggles I offer a safe space to find support without judgement.
Together we will explore the challenges you experience and discover your inner resources and tools to support you in your life.
- I understand it takes courage to talk to someone about your feelings and how important it is to be met with warmth and compassion when you have taken this step to get support. The Counselling relationship is key to the therapeutic process, I am committed to developing a trusting relationship where you can feel safe to be yourself, free from judgement. I believe there is opportunity to gain insight into our own ways of relating to others within a kind and trusting relationship.
- I have had extensive experience working with anxiety and depression and understand how debilitating it can be to live with these overwhelming feelings every day. Together we can explore what the issues you are experiencing mean to you and find new ways of relating to your feelings so that you can find balance and feel grounded.
- I can also teach you new tools to cope with anxiety and depression so that they begin to affect you less.
- There will be opportunities to explore deeper issues and how these relate to anxiety or depression and the way you engage with life. The more understanding you have of your own feelings and thoughts and how they relate to your behaviour and experience of the world, the more likely it is to find ways to live your life that offer fulfillment, calm and balance.
- I have extensive experience working with adults and young people on issues related to Trauma either from childhood issues or one off events. I offer new ways of understanding how anxiety from trauma, impacts on every day life and can support you to find ways to change behaviour and thought patterns that may feel like they are holding you back.
- I will encourage you to challenge limiting beliefs and thoughts with kindness offering an opportunity for lasting change.
- I will bring my experience and skills as well as my belief that you are the expert of your own thoughts and feelings.
- I will support you to bring the past into the context of the present to see what meaning this has in your life now. This provides an opportunity to find ways of understanding your struggles in life and resiliance to cope with them.
- If you would like to talk more about how counselling can help or you have questions please call me on 07921516918.
Some of the issues I have worked on with Clients in Therapy
- anxiety and panic attacks
- childhood issues
Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
Difficulties relating to others.
- Trauma and post traumatic stress.
- lack of meaning in life
Bereavement and grief.
- Parenting issues
Training, qualifications & experience
My Current Work
- I work for the Dartmoor Counselling Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy giving Individual Therapy to Men, Women and Young People.
- I work in Private Practice giving Individual Therapy to Women, Men and young people.
Qualifications and Past Work Experience.
- I have 10 years experience of working as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
- Certificate in Humanistic Intergrative Counselling.
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Advanced diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BA Honours in Humanities.
- I ran Therapy groups for Women and Young people who had experienced Domestic Abuse.
- I worked as a counsellor for Women's Aid for five years.
- I worked for Faces in Focus counselling young people of the ages 15 to 25
- I worked on the Children's Fund Project holding therapeutic groups for women and Young people.
- My personal experience of psychotherapy as a client and the support, insights and tools it has given me.
- I am 46 mother of two children and have been married for 12 years.
Self Development and Support
- I am a Registered member of the British Asoociation of Counsellors and abide by their code of ethics and practice
- I am committed to self development and regularly attend courses.
- I receive regular supervision for my work with clients so I am fully supported in the work I practice.
- I attend a monthly peer supervision group.
- I have attended mindfulness retreats.
- I have attended yoga and meditation classes and retreats.
- A weekend in working with survivors of Abuse.
- Weekend working with Gestalt therapy and Group work.
- working with young people and grief.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- individual sessions of 60 minutes are £40
- first session is £25
My counselling sessions are held in Totnes, Dartington and Newton Abbot.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday to Friday day time with evening sessions available monday to Thursday.
Types of client