Debbie Inkpen MBACP, Dip.Couns
Hello, and I offer you a warm welcome to my profile,
I work with adults, children and young people who are dealing with a range of issues that includes anxiety, depression, feeling sad, stress, loss, change, relationship difficulties and family breakdown.
My aim is to work with you, as my client going at your own pace, as together we begin to unravel your thoughts and feelings to help you make sense of them and to help you to find a way forward that feels right for you.
I can offer you a calm, safe, private space for you to explore your worries no matter how big or how small you think they may be, and to build a trusting relationship with you, where you can use your session to speak openly and freely, without feeling judged.
Taking the first step to talking to a counsellor, someone you haven't met before can feel daunting. It may be something that you have been putting off doing for a while and now may feel like the right time for you.
I work in private practice at The Banbury Therapy Centre and worked for the Children's Voice service within Oxfordshire Family Mediation. Other experience has been in other settings which include schools, and children's services.
I have experience in working with trauma, abuse, suicidal ideation and gender identity.
Training, qualifications & experience
Membership of professional bodies:
I am a 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 - ongoing
- Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People (NCS accredited Advanced Specialist course)
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am flexible in the way I work and take my lead from my clients as to as to how long they want 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.
My charge is £45 per session.
Concessions will be considered for individual circumstances.
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Please feel free to contact me with an enquiry or any questions that you may have. All messages and emails received will be responded to at the earliest possible convenience.