Debbie Inkpen

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MBACP (Accred)
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Banbury OX16 & Brackley NN13
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About me

Welcome to my profile,

I am a person-centred integrative counsellor and supervisor. I work with adults and  children aged 8 years plus in my private practice and also currently work as a school counsellor in a secondary school (Years 7-11) and Sixth Form (Years 12-13).

I have a passion for working with people and see my role as counsellor as a vocation not just a job.  I re-trained later in life as I felt I wanted to fully utilise my therapeutic side in order to listen to and help others in their time of need.

I do understand that taking the first step of talking to a counsellor may feel daunting.  From the beginning and throughout our work together I will work with you to help you feel as safe and comfortable as I can. If now feels the right time for you to speak to someone then I am here to listen and will help with whatever may be troubling you. I do understand how everyday worries, past experiences and trauma and relationship difficulties can not only impact our lives, but can consume our thoughts and affect our levels of happiness and mental well being.

I pride myself in being professional, respectful, reliable and somebody you can trust and feel safe in talking to. I will work with you without judgement and with care and attention to whatever you want to bring to your sessions. I will offer you a calm, safe, confidential space to help you explore your issues and worries, and will work to build a trusting therapeutic relationship with you, to help you feel that you can use your sessions to speak openly and freely about whatever may be troubling you.

My aim is to work with you at your own pace to help you explore your thoughts and feelings in order to help you make sense of them, and to help empower you to think and feel more positively about the choices you want to make and the life you want to live. 

My background and experience spans over twenty years of working with people of all ages, from all walks of life. I've worked in a variety of settings which includes visiting people in their homes, working in schools and in children's social care.  I have previously worked for Children's Voice through the Oxfordshire Mediation Service.  These experiences have been invaluable to help me understand how difficult childhood experiences can impact our lives. Our mental health can be affected too by other factors such as experiences of trauma, every day anxieties, low mood, intrusive thoughts, OCD tendencies, self -harm,  or experiencing dark thoughts and feeling worthless-all of which can affect us leading our fullest happiest lives

Working with young people helps raise my awareness of the current issues that this younger generation are dealing with such as the impact of social media on their lives, gender identity and issues within the school setting which can lead to mental health issues. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Membership of professional bodies:

I am an accredited registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework which I use as a guide to work safely and ethically within my counselling practice.

I regularly undertake and update my CPD (Continued Professional Development) in order to inform my work.

I have Professional Civil Liability insurance

I am DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service)

I am GDPR registered (General Data Protection Regulation)

I maintain updated safeguarding training to inform my work with children and young people.


  • Certificate in Supervision (Metanoia Institute)
  • Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
  • (National Counselling Society accredited Advanced Specialist course via TIC+)
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I am flexible in the way I work and take my lead from my clients as to as to how long they choose to stay in therapy.  This means that I offer open ended sessions that can be reviewed at regular intervals and offers the option of short or longer term work.

Session fee £55.00 per session.

Concessions will be considered for individual circumstances.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments : Brackley- Mondays 1.30-3.30pm / Banbury- Weds/Thurs 5-9pm/  Saturdays 9am-5pm 

Online/phone appointments can be arranged outside of the above hours.

Further information

My therapists profile can also be viewed on the websites below.

The Banbury Counselling Clinic North Bar House, Office 3 44, North Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 0TH

The Wellbeing Centre, Croft Lodge, 39 High Street, Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13 7BW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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In person

I am a person-centred counsellor and supervisor working with adults, children and young people offering an integrative creative approach.

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