M. Debbie Howe Dip Couns, MBACP. FRTC.
Life at times can be challenging. We may encounter events or life experience that leave us feeling isolated and without a voice and the need to be supported emotionally. Some experiences despite being in our past can impact on everyday living in the here and now. This can lead to us feeling anxious, depressed, angry or frustrated and questioning ourselves and impact on our ability and confidence to cope.
However you may have a specific issue such as a bereavement or loss, low self-esteem or lack of confidence that you would like to address. Counselling can offer you a supportive and safe space in which to offload, explore or better understand your experience(s).
This confidential and supportive environment enables you to express and explore your thoughts and feelings freely without being judged. The therapeutic process will assist you in gaining a clearer understanding of the presenting issue(s) and help make sense of feelings and difficulties leading to greater self-awareness and help in exploring ways to manage your life.
I am a BACP registered Counsellor who offers a safe and ethical way of working. I have experience of talking with people all ages in various settings.
I work from an integrative framework which allows me to adapt my approach to meet the individual client’s needs. We are all different and each client is unique with their issues and concerns.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Certificate in Understanding Substance misuse
CRUSE Awareness in Bereavement Care
Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
As part of my process of ongoing CPD I have also attended workshops that have included:
Working with Health Anxiety
Introductions to couples counselling
Counselling within Military Couples
Therapeutic Coaching Diploma
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience of working with Palliative care. I also work with the Military, individual and couples.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Group therapy
Counselling appointments are normally 50 minutes.
Counselling Fees start from £50 per session for individual counselling.
Reduced rates offered to Pensioners and those on a low income. Along with Military and Emergency services personnel
Discounted Rate offered to counselling students (Limited spaces).
Feb 17 Client R
I was extremely nervous about going to see a therapist. Within moments of meeting Debbie all of the fear left my body and I was immediately at ease and able to trust, I felt secure and safe. Talking and breaking through layers of self-protection is not easy and takes time. I cannot recommend Debbie highly enough. She has an incredible, sometimes unfathomable, awareness and ability to analyse situations and relationships. Her professionalism is exemplary. Anyone who feels they in need of support should get in touch as soon as possible. I waited such a long time before I asked for help. Seeing Debbie has completely changed my perspective and her support and techniques have given me the tools to maintain good mental health and positive self-care that I could not have achieved alone. She is a truly exceptional individual and her broad range of study and experience is a huge comfort to a doubtful and questioning mind.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon & Thurs 5pm - 8pm Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 8.30am - 8.30pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and well-being professionals. I specialise in the areas of Trauma & Loss and I welcome both qualified and trainee therapists.