Debbie Lennox

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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB12
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About me

My name is Debbie (Debs) and I am a qualified and insured Person-centred counsellor.

I have always been drawn towards helping people and in my past career, I worked in the care sector for 28 years, supporting children and adults with complex needs and mental health relating issues. As a result of this, I decided to go back to university and I gained my MSc/PG Diploma in Person-centred counselling.

I work mainly as a Person-Centred counsellor but integrate other approaches when appropriate and helpful. Person-Centred therapy is based on the philosophy that each human is of value and has the potential for psychological change, growth and increased personal fulfilment. I will seek to establish a safe ‘therapeutic relationship’ with you in order to help resolve whatever troubles you have, and work toward finding a better way forward in your life. 

I feel that a client should be empowered and given the choice to decide for themselves what suits their needs best. With that in mind, I do not offer a client a set number of sessions but instead allow them the flexibility and freedom to choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions and additional sessions if they should need them after our sessions have come to an ending.

I offer a safe and secure confidential environment for my clients and sessions can be conducted through phone, Zoom, FaceTime.

 The most important aspect for me during the pandemic, had been to reach out to the many individuals whose mental health and wellbeing had been impacted during this time. I began to reflect on how fortunate I was to live on a farm, how beneficial the open space had been and how those who could not access the countryside during lockdown.  

I do not charge a fee for the initial consultation as I believe in exploring the issues the client wishes to share and then let them decide if person-centred counselling is the right path for them.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Health and Social Care (Open University)
  • Diploma in Heath and Social Welfare (Open University)
  • SVQ Community Justice: Work With Offending Behaviour Level 3
  • SVQ Registered Manager in Health and Social Care Level 4
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate Level 1-4 (University of Aberdeen)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centered
  • Counselling with commendation (University of Aberdeen)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (COUNSELLING TUTOR)
  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision Including Online and Telephone Working.
  • NHS Grampian Health Scotland Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • High Speed Training ADHD Awareness
  • Workplace First Aid
  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children Level 1
  • GDPR Training
  • Certificate of achievement GDPR Training 2023
  • Certificate of Completion Mental Health First Aid 2023
  • Managing Self Harming Behaviour
  • Relation Depth
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Pets in Practice
  • Supervision as Spiritual Practice
  • Counselling Suicidal Clients
  • Mindfulness Skills
  • Self Care
  • The Development of the Psychotherapeutic Relationship in an online setting
  • Using Trauma-Informed Counselling Techniques
  • Ecotherapy for Anxiety
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Counselling Autistic Clients
  • Preparing to work with Sexual Abuse
  • Understanding about Gender and Gender Identification
  • Bereavement Awareness
  • Understanding and Managing Loneliness
  • Configurations of Self
  • Working with Goals in Therapy
  • Supporting Clients with Body Dysmorphia
  • Understanding the Basics of Psychosexual Therapy
  • Applying Attachment Theory in Counselling
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Attachment Theory
  • Preparing to work with Loss and Bereavement
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Boarding School Syndrome

Member organisations

COSCA
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC. It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
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

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Accredited Register Scheme

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Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£35.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial Consultation: No Charge 

Price Per session: £50.00 concessions offered at a reduced rate.

I have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Should you cancel within less than 48 hours' notice agreed, or fail to attend your appointment, the full session fee will be charged. 

When I work

If a client decided they wish to continue sessions with me after the initial consultation, I will arrange with the client the best time and day which suits them.

Further information

I was a volunteer counsellor for Aberdeen Foyer from 2020-2022.  I am also a Practitioner member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland); ACTO (Association for Counselling and Therapy Online); Aberdeen Counselling Forum. I am a Registered member of BACP The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy); I am Registered with the Information Commissions Office. I am a certified online/telephone counsellor, and  I am also a Clinical Supervisor Including Online and Telephone Working.

Nigg, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB12

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Hello! My name is Debbie (Debs), and I am a fully insured Person-centred counsellor and Clinical supervisor.

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Debbie Lennox
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