Debbie Hunter BA (Hons) in Counselling, MNCS (Accred)
I have available spaces during these difficult times of Covid-19 restrictions, I am offering confidential online or phone counselling, please feel free to contact me.
These are challenging times… are you struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings?Is day to day life hard?Or are these uncertain times triggering memories form the past, emotions, and traumas?There is HOPE!Now could be the right time for us to explore these thoughts and feelings together, to help you to make sense of them.I am here to listen and support you through this difficult time to enable you to discover new ways forward.I offer a confidential, warm, supportive, non-judgemental environment where you can feel free to explore your concerns to help you understand your feelings to bring change and a new perspective to your life.
I am a qualified Counsellor; I hold a BA (Hons) in Counselling, offering short- or long-term counselling, both day and evening sessions.I work with an integrative approach, which means I draw from many theories of counselling to suit individual needs.I feel passionate about the counselling process. Before starting my practice, I worked with many adults at a growing counselling charity in Basingstoke, and with young people age 16 and above at Alton College.My experience has covered a variety of ages and issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, IVF, abuse, anger, drug and alcohol addiction, sexuality, and both physical and learning disabilities such as dyslexia.
Through this work, I have supported many people in different ways including helping them to understand why they may be thinking and feeling the way they do, assisting them to discover skills and strategies to enable them to build resilience. I have felt privileged to support, encourage, and walk alongside the highs and the lows of these incredible people and would be honoured to support you on your journey too.
We all experience difficult and painful times in our lives, which can feel extremely uncomfortable, distressing and challenging. Psychological and emotional distress are natural and understandable responses to these. Sometimes the way we feel can impact on our general well-being and affect our everyday lives and relationships. At these times, we may benefit from support in understanding and coping with how we are feeling, which can bring answers and a way forward.
I understand how difficult it may feel to consider exploring your feelings and experiences with a stranger and I can assure you that if you choose to work with me, I will walk your path with you with the greatest care, heartfelt compassion, understanding and most importantly, at your own pace.
My counselling rooms are situated in Four Marks and Headley. They are both comfortable, private rooms and are easy to get to with plenty of parking. They are also in easy reach of Basingstoke, Bordon, Farnham, Hindhead, Lindford, Winchester and their surrounding villages and Towns.
Just contact me by text or call or click here to email me and I can answer any questions or worries you may have about counselling or arrange an initial appointment that is convenient for you.
I offer a Free 15-minute phone call to provide you with a chance to ask any questions you are uncertain about and enable you to get a sense if I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling – University of Roehampton
- Diploma of Higher Education - Counselling
- Critical Literature Review wrote on An Exploration of How to Avoid Burnout Through the Use of Self-Care
- Safeguarding training
- Prevent training
- Certificate in Creative Sand Play
- Certificate in Working with the Inner Child
- Certificate of Insight into Shame
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
New clients welcome
I am an Accredited Registrant Member of the National Counselling Society, and I abide by their Code of Ethical Practice. I attend regular supervision and continual professional development courses and workshops.