Debbie Lemmon - Starfish Therapeutic Services - Accredited reg NCS, MBACP

Debbie Lemmon - Starfish Therapeutic Services - Accredited reg NCS, MBACP



About me

I provide therapeutic services to children, young people, adults and families. The person centred approach is at the heart of all I do. I strive to offer a therapeutic relationship that is robust enough to contain whatever is brought to the sessions.

This might sometimes get a bit messy and I truly believe that if individuals are able to hang in there in the mess and be curious, open, accepting and loving then amazing development can happen. I am a gentle person and I realise that my style might not suit everyone and that is why I encourage people to come along and meet me and explore what they might be able to do together before committing to the process.

It is important to consider that sometimes the relationship does not gel in a comfortable way and it is ok to be honest about that. I agree with what Carl Rogers concluded - 'I realise that if I were stable, prudent and static; I'd live in death. Therefore I accept confusion, uncertainty, fear and emotional ups and downs; because that is the price I am willing to pay for a fluid, perplexed and exciting life'.

What do you think? If you would like someone that agrees with this to share your life experiences with then I am ready and available to meet with you. You could go on a journey with me and see what emerges, would you like to go down this path and see what emerges? If so please get in touch and arrange to meet me in my self contained therapy room in South Lancaster and then we can see what we can do together!

Please get in touch if you would like to know more or would like to book an appointment. When you get in touch with me I will respond as soon as I can and we can have a brief discussion about what you are looking for and if we feel that we would like to meet to explore the possibility of working together more then we can arrange to meet and I offer the first exploratory session for half price. We can then decide if we feel that we would like to work together, there is no obligation to carry on the sessions, it is important to me that you feel comfortable and safe.

I am looking forward to hearing from you ...

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PQ Cert in Filial Play Coaching (in training)
  • PG Dip in Practice Based Play Therapy gained in 2015
  • PG Cert in Therapeutic Play Skills gained in 2012
  • BA (HONS) Person Centred Studies 2:1 gained 2010
  • Dip (H.E.) Counselling gained 2008
  • Level 1 and 2 in Counselling Concepts and Skills – Passes gained 2003 and 2005

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Therapy room
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Person-centred counselling - £40 per 50 minute session (first session half price)

Creative therapy - £50 per 50 minute session (first session half price)

Play therapy - £50 per 45 minute session (first session half price)

Filial Play coaching - one to one - £35 per session and group - £30 per session

All fees are on a sliding scale depending on circumstances, please ask for more details.

Further information

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Maps & Directions

Lancaster, LA1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No

My therapy room is on the first floor and it is accessible by stairs only.


I have flexible availability for week days and evenings and Saturday in the day, please get in touch to find out more.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults