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Debbie Bloomfield Advanced PG Dip.TA (psych) Counselling and Psychotherapy

Torquay TQ1 & Cheltenham GL50
Torquay TQ1 & Cheltenham GL50

About me

Service during Coronavirus restrictions

Online and phone

Human beings are social animals like no other, so isolation is painful. We are currently going through extraordinarily difficult times with many of us are going through enforced isolation. This does not feel natural and can be confusing and worrying. Contact with people is essential for good mental health and emotional wellbeing. It is also important that we stay grounded and not let 'magical thinking' take over, where our thoughts and imagination can get out of control. Talking things through with your counsellor or therapist can help you to manage anxieties at this time of uncertainty.

If you were thinking about having counselling or therapy to deal with issues in your life other than those that are coronavirus related then don't let the current situation put you off. Life and relationships still go on and now is as good as any time to tackle them.

I am still practising as normal, its just at the moment I am providing this therapy in a safe way online and phone as opposed to face to face.

To give support to as many people as I can during these challenging times, I am offering online and telephone counselling and psychotherapy There is no charge for an initial discussion, please email or call to arrange this.

My Practice

I usually see couples and Individuals at my private practice in Gloucestershire and Devon. 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 centred approach enables people to regain their sense of identity and self-worth that very often is the key to unlocking personal growth and fulfilment.

We all have a life plan that is written in our early lives which can get outdated, leading to unhelpful thoughts feelings and behaviour - or feelings of being lost, confused angry or scared.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 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. And become your true self.

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

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (4 years)

Coaching diploma Warwick University

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

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

UKATA member

BACP member

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Reality therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Individuals: £35 (online and face to face)

Couples: £50 (online and face to face)

Sessions are 50 minutes

Evening and Daytime sessions available

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

What to expect:

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

I practice from a comfortable and relaxing room in both Cheltenham and Dartmouth.

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

Face to face sessions £35 Individuals and £50 couples

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 and contact details and I will get back to you to talk about how I can help you.



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Unsuitable for wheelchair access. Online sessions are available


Day and Evening sessions available

Types of client

Older adults


Debbie Bloomfield  Advanced PG Dip.TA (psych) Counselling and Psychotherapy

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