Debbie Faulkner

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Penrith, Cumbria, CA11
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About me

Hello, my name is Debbie,

I understand that choosing a counsellor can be difficult so here is a little bit about who I am and how I work. I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I work in an holistic way because no two people are the same and this allows me to adapt to best suit your needs. I use therapeutic tools and resources to support you in exploring the challenges that you face and I understand that this can be a scary and difficult decision to make. I will offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your feelings. I have experience in Solution focused therapy, creative and play therapy and may use these tools to explore emotions and behaviours.

Life can be challenging, and everyday issues can soon become unmanageable when we are not feeling ourselves. We all need help and support at some point in our life and part of being emotionally healthy is knowing when to ask for help.

I have many years experience offering emotional support to children, young people and adults who are struggling after a change in their life circumstances due to loss, bereavement, separation /divorce, new family unit, bullying, self-harm, exploitation, sexual abuse, attachment disorder, PTSD, depression and anxiety plus much more.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethics and code of practice.

I am committed to delivering the highest standards of care and achieving the best results for you. I am confident in my ability to use a wide range of counselling approaches to suit differing client needs.

I have worked within a diverse range of organisations such as Samaritans, Cruse Bereavement, Acorn Recovery Services, Place 2 Be, Women’s Centre and Amparo (Postvention Suicide service) before moving into Private practice. I have done extensive work with children and young people as well as adults and established a reputation for excellence.

On a personal level I have a strong commitment to my own professional development and am continually updating my knowledge and skills.

What to Expect:

I can offer a free 20 minute assessment in which we will be able to meet each other, talk about what you would like and need from counselling and what I can offer you.

We will explore together what support you may need and how I may be able to offer that. I listen deeply to what you bring to our session, feedback what I can hear and see and support you to tap into your inner strength. I believe we all have the answers inside us and with a little help, the right counsellor can help us find the solutions that are best for us. You will be able to offload your thoughts and feelings, look at them from a different perspective, tap into your inner resources and gradually be able to make sense of what your going through. We will journey together and once you feel you are ready and feel more clear about who you are, what you want and how you can achieve this, we will part paths and you will continue with a new found perspective.

If you have any questions please message, text, email or phone me and I will be happy to try and answer them for you. I offer face 2 face appointments however I can also offer clients telephone or video appointments to fit with your busy life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Degree in Counselling /Psychotherapy from Liverpool John Moore University

Foundation Certificate in Counselling skills – Level 2 & 3

Certificate in Bereavement Care – Acsentis

Certified in ASIST training

Certified in Mental Health First Aid – Adult

Certified in Mental Health First Aid – Youth

Certified in Mental Health First Aid – Change resistant drinkers

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner

Support following Suicide specialist

Extensive experience of working with Looked After Children

I also have experience and undergone training in the following areas:

Anxiety / Depression

Anger Management

Severe and enduring Mental Health difficulties


Domestic Abuse


Veteran support / PTSD

Gender Identity

Resilience Lab

Bereavement support

Prevention of Young Suicide

Major Incident Impact

Child exploitation

County Lines, Gang Awareness & Criminal Exploitation

Behaviour Management & Engaging Young People

The Coronavirus Outbreak Adult / child wellbeing

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions –

Individual one to one counselling £40 per hour

Payment: I accept payment by Cash, Bank Transfer or Paypal

Penrith, Cumbria, CA11

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

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

Key details

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Debbie Faulkner
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