Debbie Lockyer

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Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Sometimes, in life, there are periods of time when things don't go the way we hope. We start to experience feelings of anxiety, loneliness and depression. We may feel that things are unlikely to improve any time soon which can bring a sense of fear and being out of control. It's at times like these that talking to someone may help us to improve our situation.

As an experienced and fully qualified private practice Counsellor and EMDR Trauma Therapist based in the local area of Charminster, Bournemouth I am able to  offer a warm, comfortable and friendly environment in which you can explore and work through the thoughts and feelings associated with these difficult times. I will work with you on a one to one basis offering emotional support as you take the steps you need to regain  a sense of control in your life. I offer face-to-face, online or telephone appointments depending on your personal needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Courses

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

EMDR Trauma Therapy Parts 1,2 and 3

IAPT Certificate in Supervision

Foundation Degree in Counselling

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Since qualifying as a Counsellor in 2006 I have gained experience of counselling in different settings including work with adults who refer themselves to my private practice plus those who are referred by their employer through the Employee Assistance Programme. I have experience of one to one work with young people in local schools and youth organisations and in addition to this I also currently work part time for Steps 2 Wellbeing within the NHS. I have worked with clients of all ages with a wide range of different issues. These include those highlighted in the section below, "Areas of counselling I deal with "

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Counselling: £50 per session
EMDR: £65 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


Debbie Lockyer
Debbie Lockyer