Debbie Bloomfield

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Advanced PG Dip.TA (psych) Counselling and Psychotherapy
Available for new clients
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Cheltenham GL50 & Newton Abbot TQ12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am able to offer both online and face to face sessions in Cheltenham  and Newton Abbot  on  a weekly or fortnightly basis. Please state where you are based when you first enquire this will allow me to look for potential session slots for you before our call/initial session.

I see Couples, Individuals and Parents at my private practice in Gloucestershire and Devon. This also includes an online and phone service. I offer therapeutic counselling and psychotherapy to help my clients overcome difficult situations and deal with feelings that are hard to process or face. My client centered approach enables people to regain their sense of identity and self-worth that very often is the key to unlocking personal growth, fulfilment, and more satisfying relationships.

My approach

We all have a life plan that is written in our early lives which can get outdated, leading to unhelpful thoughts feelings and behaviour - or feelings of being lost, confused angry or scared. The threads that are holding us back can cause repeated problems in our relationships or lead to personal anxieties that are not readily understood. Through learning to accept the full range of feelings I can help you to understand yourself better, improve decision making, update your life plan and make those changes so that you can start to live an authentic life, feel whole, and become your true self!

Couples counselling

Focuses on the relationship as the 'client'. We will work together to improve your relationship as the third entity, to restore the trust and create a secure safe base so you can achieve balance and clarity that may have been lost leaving you both feeling disillusioned, insecure and unhappy.

Parent & Child

I offer therapeutic coaching for parents and families. It's tough being a child or young person today and this brings extra worries and tensions into the family home. I have extensive experience of working directly with families on a whole range of issues and behaviours from the angry outbursts to complete withdrawal and isolation.

As parents we worry about our children - a lot! We constantly question how they fit in at school or college and the impact and influence of peers and social media. We worry about child and teenage depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Maybe there are sleep problems, gaming addiction, drug and alcohol problems and just feeling like we are not connected to our children and teens as we once were. I understand all of this and I know that parenting can be very difficult and confusing at times. Maybe the parenting we received as children did not fully equip us to be the parents we know we can and would like to be for our own children. Family difficulties can impact on many aspects at home, it often divides parents which affects the adult relationships and causes sibling disharmony and rivalry. Sometimes there is involvement from professionals, schools and other services which can cause external pressure.

I can help you! I have worked with hundreds of children, young people and their families over the past 10 years, I have facilitated parenting groups, worked directly in the family home and community settings and have extensive therapeutic knowledge and practical solutions and strategies to help improve family functioning and improve children and young peoples emotional wellbeing.

I can help you to parent better together and on your own if you are a lone parent. I can help you to parent well as separated parents, and support you as a step-parent.

By working with you to update the skills you already posses I will show you how to manage your own triggers when your buttons are pressed to improve family functioning. Therapeutic style coaching brings the positivity and goal setting attitude of coaching and blends with the empathic systemic understanding of psychotherapy for you to achieve and restore peace and harmony at home.

Experience of work

I deal with the full range of personal and relational difficulties and specialize in the following areas:

  • Couples counselling
  • Family relationship difficulties
  • Childhood neglect and abuse
  • Trauma and loss
  • Bereavement
  • Gender, sexuality and lack of personal identity
  • Feelings of low self-worth
  • Weight loss and health issues
  • Body image problems
  • Lack of motivation
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Social anxiety and isolation
  • Parenting issues

Grief Counselling

I have a special interest in supporting people of all ages with loss and bereavement. Grief is painful and it is confusing, there are stages and it takes time but often it is with us all of the time. I can be alongside you in this process, with a warm and empathic approach to help you to heal so you can continue with your life whilst you remember and cherish your loved one.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (4 years training)

Personal Coaching diploma Warwick University

3 years' experience working with individuals and couples at Cotswold Counselling

4 years private practice

10 years' experience working with parents and families in the statutory and voluntary sector

UKATA member

BACP member

DBS cert

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£45.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individuals: £45(online and face to face)

Couples: £55 (online and face to face)

Parent and Child Therapeutic Coaching £40 (online and face to face)

Sessions are 50 minutes

Evening and Daytime sessions available

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day and Evening sessions available

weekly or fortnightly 

Face to face

online sessions

Further information

What to expect:

I am also offering online counselling and psychotherapy, via skype and facetime.

I practice from a professional and comfortable room in both Cheltenham, Newton Abbot and Exeter

The first step is to contact me via email, text or phone to talk about what you would like to get out of counselling and check you are happy to arrange an introductory session.

Initial free 15 minute phone call  (optional)

Face to face sessions and online £42.50 Individuals, £55 couples, £42.50 Parent & Child.

We will agree together what you want to gain from our sessions, and this will be reviewed at regular intervals.

Counselling is confidential, unless there is a safeguarding risk to yourself or others.

I offer short term and long term Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am fully insured and my client practice is supervised by a UKCP registered supervisor.

You can contact me via email, text or phone call, please state your name, where you live and contact details and I will get back to you to talk about how I can help you.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

Devon House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4PB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Online sessions are available wheelchair access available in Devon

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Debbie Bloomfield
Debbie Bloomfield