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Debbie Fitchsampson, MBACP (Accred), Individual and Relationship Counselling

Cheltenham GL50 & GL52
01242 323244 01242 323244 07510 146452 07510 146452 Registered / Accredited

About me

Are you feeling low or unhappy and want to work out how to feel happier with your life? When life is difficult or lacking in pleasure, talking things through with 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.

Individual Counselling
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
  • anxiety
  • feelings of panic
  • feeling sad
  • low mood
  • depression
  • low self-esteem
  • low self-confidence
  • feeling worthless or empty
  • anger management
  • bereavement
  • loss
  • stress
  • eating disorders
  • relationship issues
  • bullying
  • trauma
  • 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, and at the first session we can work out what will be right for you.

Couples Counselling
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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

With a former career in business I have experience of supporting people through:

  • work related stress
  • bullying and harassment
  • reorganisation/change/uncertainty
  • career changes
  • ill health matters

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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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.

Individual Counselling
£45 for 50 minutes

Couple Counselling
£60 for 60 minutes

Further information

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.

The Natural Health Centre
2 Stoke Road
Bishops Cleeve
GL52 8RP

The Regency Practice
Clarendon House
42 Clarence Street
GL50 3PL

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


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

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Debbie Fitchsampson, MBACP (Accred), Individual and Relationship Counselling

Debbie Fitchsampson, MBACP (Accred), Individual and Relationship Counselling

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