Debbie Fitchsampson, MBACP (Accred), Individual and Relationship Counselling
During the current situation of Coronavirus (Covid-19) all counselling sessions are being held online via video call or over the telephone. Either option can work really well. Take care and please get in touch if you would like to explore counselling.
When life is a struggle and things feel difficult, talking to a qualified counsellor can really help.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor helping people with a wide range of difficulties. I offer a warm, professional and supportive style, enabling you to freely explore your difficulties.
My approach is to really listen to you to understand your difficulties and support you to think about how things could be different for you.
I feel passionate about the benefits of counselling and have over 10 years experience in helping people with a range of difficulties including:
- generalised anxiety disorder
- feelings of panic
- feeling sad
- low mood
- low self-esteem
- low self-confidence
- feeling of worthless or empty
- anger management
- eating disorders
- relationship issues
- suicidal feelings
Typically individual counselling is arranged for weekly sessions, however depending on circumstances I can offer flexibility to accommodate your individual needs. I offer both short-term counselling and a longer term open-ended approach.
Couples counselling can be helpful to identify and talk through the difficulties you are facing in your relationship. Having time together with a professional counsellor to support you can help you to work through your difficulties, help you to find solutions and find a way forward.
Couples counselling can be arranged for weekly or fortnightly sessions. Typically couples come to counselling for between 5 to 10 sessions depending on individual circumstances.
Training, qualifications & experience
As an experienced counsellor I can offer you a safe, confidential space where we can look at and make sense of whatever is troubling you.
I have been running my private practice since 2011 and have seen many different people of all ages.
Since my initial training I have gained other counselling experience by working in a number of different settings including; providing counselling in a busy doctors practice one day a week for over 5 years, counselling at Listening Post and providing bereavement support through Cruse Bereavement Care.
My qualifications include:
- WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2009)
- Accredited member of BACP (2011)
- Post diploma training in Solution Focused Short Term Therapy
- Post diploma training in Couples Counselling
- Certificate in Bereavement Care
- Training in undertaking assessments
- Mediation skills training
- Chartered MCIPD
- BA (hons) degree
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
With a former career in business I have experience of supporting people through:
- work related stress
- bullying and harassment
- career changes
- ill health matters
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I appreciate that on-going counselling can represent a significant cost and so if you feel you are unable to pay the full fee please discuss this with me as I am able to offer concessions in some circumstances.
£45 for 50 minutes
£60 for 60 minutes
Typically counselling is arranged for weekly sessions but I can offer flexibility to suit working patterns and other individual requirements.
Please get in touch for an initial consultation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at various times throughout the day, including early morning, lunchtime and late afternoon/early evening.
Types of client
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