Debbie Cooper RMBACP(Dip.Couns)
89 Montgomery Gardens
I offer counselling to Adults, Older Adults, Young People, Students (also Counselling Students), through long term, short term or open ended therapy. I practice as an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, drawing from many theories and models in order to offer each client their own personal way of working through their issues. I have worked as a counsellor for almost ten years.
I specialise in working with young people, offering support at the point of their need. I take Confidentiality and Safeguarding very seriously and offer a safe and contained space in which all my clients can explore their issues and find new resources and ways in which to make their lives happier and more fulfilling.
I work from a purpose built summerhouse at my home address in Salisbury (Free parking available) and from an unassuming counselling room in Shaftesbury, Dorset.
I offer free, no-obligation Initial Assessments to all prospective clients.
I give concessions to clients under 18, Counselling Students/students and O.A.P's
I also offer Online and Telephone sessions.
I am covered by full Indemnity Insurance, take regular monthly/fortnightly supervision, depending on my case load. I am committed to ongoing Personal and Professional Development, and I have a current Enhanced Government Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS).
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy.
How Can Counselling Help You?
If you're experiencing anxiety, loss, bereavement, illness or any other issue that is making your day to day life difficult, speaking with a counsellor may be useful. During counselling you are able to express yourself honestly, without being judged. A counsellor is able to talk with you and help you find ways to deal with whatever is causing you upset. It is so empowering to be listened to and understood by someone who is completely impartial, and who has no desire to judge you, but instead, wishes to help you. Your information and issues are kept completely confidential.
What Will Happen At Our First Session?
My first session with clients is an Initial Assessment. This usually takes around 90 minutes and it's all about gathering information. I will tell you in detail how I work and I will ask you questions in order to get a comprehensive picture of who you are and what you need from counselling. I will discuss confidentiality and fees with you. You are able to ask me questions and discuss how I work, and then we can both make an educated decision about whether or not we wish to work together. If we are both happy to begin working together we will agree to do so and plan a way forward.
I consider each of my clients to be a unique person with unique needs, there is never a text book answer to working with clients, we are all looking for different answers to different issues.
I offer counselling through face to face sessions, online sessions and telephone sessions, all of these mediums are secure, confidential and professional.
I am a friendly and warm person, I believe that the only way to gain trust and a good professional relationship, is to offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment for every client, I am always ethical and follow the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Counselling Children & Young People (CPCAB) 2018
- Level 2 Advances Safeguarding Children 2018
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2013
- OCST Certified Online Counsellor 2013
- Certified Telephone Counsellor 2013
- Certified Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect - Foundation V5 2014
- Certified Risk Taking Behaviour - Cumbria 2014 (Cumbria LSCB)
- Certified Level 2 Safeguarding & Protection of Children, Young People &
- Vulnerable Adults 2012
- Certified Electro-Acu-Stimulation Practitioner 2012
- Certified Awareness of Child Abuse and neglect - Core V4 (Cumbria LSCB) 2012
- Certified Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS) Stage II
- Volunteer Training Course and -Final Assessment 2010
- Certified Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service Drug and Alcohol Awareness Course 2010
- Certified Introduction to Counselling 2010
I have worked for nearly 10 years as a Counsellor. I work with many issues including Abuse, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Eating Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, Health-related issues, Self harm, General Counselling, Bereavement, Stress, Work-related issues, Mental Health Issues and more.
I am passionate about helping others to overcome their issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- 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
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I will consider anyone who comes to me for counselling and the Initial Assessment which is free of charge will allow us both to decide whether we wish to work together.
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My Face To Face counselling fees need to be paid at the time of counselling or before the sessions.
For online and telephone counselling, fees need to be paid in advance of the sessions.
All prices are per hour unless otherwise stated.
Face To Face Counselling..
Under 18's and students £35
Parent & Child £50
Skype Text £35
Skype Text O.A.P.'s £30
Skype Text Under 18's and students £35
Skype Video £40
Skype Video O.A.P.'s £35
Skype Video Under 18's and students £35
Set of 3 Emails £45
Set of 3 Emails O.A.P.'s £40
Set of 3 Emails Under 18's and students £40
Under 18's and students £35
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client