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Therapeutic and CBT Counsellor

About me

I am a trained therapist, I have over 25 years experience in Mental Health and the Social Care Setting. My goal is for any person(s) to have access to therapy, at a time when you need it most.

Having to wait for a referral or to be placed on long NHS list is not acceptable and it's not right. I desperately want to bridge that gap. Bridging this gap saves lives and relationships. 

I see individuals, couples and young persons over the age of 14 years old.  

I will support and help you with your depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger, addictions, stress, marriage/relationships problems, and mental health.

You do not have to feel alone, I am here for you. I provide a service which can be short term, or long term,  face to face or online - the choice is yours, it's your service.

You can be local or based anywhere in the UK.

Just follow these 3 easy steps.

1. Start by choosing me to be your therapist.

2. We start to build 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 the right to 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 or walk away.

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

Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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.


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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

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From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fee's: £40.00 for individuals and £50 for couples counselling. Sessions last 60 minutes.

Young persons, £35 for sessions that last 45 minutes.

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 needs 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, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8LB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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