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About me

I am a trained therapist,  I have over 25 years experience in Mental Health and Social Care Settings. My goal is for any person(s) to have access to therapy, at a time when they need it most. Having to wait for referrals or be placed on long NHS lists for me, is not acceptable. I want to bridge that gap.

I will support you with depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger, addictions, stress, relationships, mental health and couples counselling.

I provide a service which is short term, long term, in person or online.

You can be local or based anywhere in the UK.

Follow the 3, easy steps.

1. Start by choosing me to be your therapist.

2. We start building the trust from our first session.

3. You will take the necessarily steps to navigate the passage in moving forward with your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am passionate about building our therapeutic relationship,  a relationship which gives you autonomy and gives you the chance too feel heard. We will discuss how to get the best from the sessions, and how to manage awkward conversations when you would normally shut down.

Working with self-reflections brings a shift of energy within you, and you will not only see that change, but you will recognize the tiny steps you have taken moving forward with your life and taking back control.

Level 4: Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3: Certificate in Counselling Studies.

Level 2: Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Level 2: Bereavement Counselling.

Level 1: Intro into Counselling

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.


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

National Counselling Society

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.

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From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Fee's: £35.00 for individuals and £40 for couples counselling.

Payment is paid 48 hours before the session starts. There is a 24 hours cancellation notice policy. Cancelling within the notice period allows you to have to full payment reimbursed to you or if you wish, you can reschedule to another appointment within 4 working days. Failure to cancel within 24 hours the fee will still need to be paid.

Any agreed home visits include the charge of 45p per mile to cover fuel.

Payments are made via Bank transfer, online banking or through PayPal.

Debbie Lavinchi

Sort Code: 60-83-71

Account: 01638605


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Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and being a member of the BACP, I adhere to Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. In accordance with BACP guidelines, I will honour the trust placed in me by the client. I will respect the client's right to be self-governing, I will commit to promoting the client's well-being, avoiding harm to the client and will strive to treat all clients fairly and impartially without discrimination or judgement.


I am also an accredited member of The National Counselling Society. In May 2013, the National Counselling Society was one of the first organisations to gain Accredited Register Status with the Professional Standards Authority Accredited register programme. A programme which was set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. The accreditation is a bench mark for professional standards in Counselling.

Basepoint Business Centre
Marsh Barton Trading Estate
Yeoford Way

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Debbie Lavinchi

Debbie Lavinchi