About me

I understand all too well that there are occasions in our lives when life itself can become confusing and overwhelming. This can result in us struggling to cope and make sense of it all, which can impact on our own well-being, as well as our relationships and working life. Sometimes it can be really hard to imagine a way forward from your current difficulties and this is where counselling can help you gain an understanding and clarity on your situation.

Counselling and how I can help you

Counselling is a very personal and individual journey.  It is built on a professional foundation of genuine understanding, trust, warmth, and support. The journey at times will be challenging as you unravel and gain an understanding of the impact of your experiences and relationships on your well-being and life and also the impact that you have on the lives of others. Through this process, you will gain a valuable insight of yourself and a deeper understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours' which will then enable you to positively move forward with your life.

What to expect

My role is to help you explore and reflect on your thoughts, feelings and difficulties of these personal experiences from a professional perspective and in a safe and confidential environment.

I offer appointments at your convenience including evenings, by either telephone or video calls. and will shortly be able to offer face to face sessions at my practice in Leicester City Centre.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Leicester University as a Contemporary Psychodynamic counsellor. My counselling qualifications are:

  • BA (Hons) in Professional Counselling
  • Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling.
  • I am a registered member of  the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a regulatory and professional body and adhere to their code of ethical practice.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Covid related difficulties


£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Should you wish to continue, please contact me to arrange a free initial meeting to discuss your needs further.

Further sessions are 50 minutes long and are weekly, however this is flexible depending on your individual needs.

My fees are £45.00 per 50 minute session. I offer reduced rates  for students.


I offer evening and daytime appointments.

Further information

My practice is situated in Leicester city centre and is accessible by bus, train (@ 10 minute walk from the Leicester train station) and has car parks close by.  Please see the link below for car parking facilities nearby.


Rutland House
23 - 25 Friar Lane

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Debbie Carter

Debbie Carter