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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 foundation of genuine understanding, trust, warmth, and support. The journey at times will be challenging as you explore and unravel your life experiences and difficulties.

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, at my practice in  Leicester City Centre which  is easily accessible by car, bus and train.

Training, qualifications & experience

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

  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling.
  • Diploma in Contemporary Psychodynamic Counselling
  • BA (Hons) in Professional 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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


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 £40.00 per 50 minute session. I offer reduced rates  for students.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

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.


There is also general free-parking on most side streets around Friar Lane after 6pm.

Rutland House
23 - 25 Friar Lane

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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 Unspecified


I offer evening and daytime appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Debbie Carter, BA (Hons),  MBACP

Debbie Carter, BA (Hons), MBACP