Debbie Lavinchi

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Therapeutic and integrative counsellor.
Available for new clients
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Exeter, Devon, EX2 8LB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a trained counsellor and supervisor using the humanistic, and relational approach; I have experience spanning over 25 years in the field of mental health and the social care setting. My goal is for any person(s) to have access to therapy, at a time when they need it most. Having to wait for a GP referral or be placed on a very long NHS list, is not acceptable to me. I desperately want to bridge that gap of unfairness.

Bridging this gap saves lives and helps you with relationships and your life. 

I support, guide and motivate counsellors, individuals, couples, children (8+) and young persons.  

I will offer help and support with life, debts, bullying, depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger, addictions, stress, marriage/relationships, autism and other mental health conditions.

Counselling is not only there for when you're in a crisis. It can be used to voice life's difficulties to a stranger who has no connection to friends and family. 

Please, you do not have to feel or be alone, I am here for you. You choose your style of counselling, the duration which takes into account, your budget. Counselling can be short term, long term, face to face or online - the choice is yours. I will fit around you and I will do my very best to meet your needs or I can sign post you to a 3rd party who can help and offer specialised support.

You can live in Exeter or due to my service operating online, you can be based anywhere in the UK.

Don't let the miles stop you from receiving help. Not only do I offer you hope,  I will embrace you with compassion, knowledge and understanding. 

Just follow these 3 easy steps.

1. Choose me as your therapist.

2. Allow the process and the trust to build from our first session.

3. Embrace the leap of faith, as you navigate from this difficult passage and kickstart the motion of moving forward with your life. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am passionate about building our therapeutic relationship,  a relationship which gives you the time and space to speak your truth and gives you the opportunity to feel seen and heard. We will discuss how to get the best from your sessions, and how I manage and approach the awkward conversations when you would normally shut down and walk away.

Working with self-reflections brings a shifts of energy, you will not only see and feel that change, but you will remember and recognize the steps you had taken to move forward with your life and take back control.

Diploma Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling.

Diploma Professional Supervision.

Diploma Sandplay Therapy.

Diploma Children and Young Persons.

Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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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 & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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£35.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information


£80 for Supervision for 90 minutes.

£50.00ph for couple's counselling.

£40ph for individual counselling. 

£35 for children & young persons for sessions up to 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 the full payment reimbursed or you can reschedule to another appointment within 4 working days. Failure to cancel within 24 hours the full fee will still need to be paid.

Payments are made via Bank transfer, or online banking.

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 Psychotherapy Society. In May 2013, the National Counselling Psychotherapy 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

Types of client

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

Key details

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In person

I offer supervision online and in-person. I hold the NCP accredited advanced Diploma in Supervision, delivered by SafeSpace Counselling in Bristol.

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Debbie Lavinchi
Debbie Lavinchi