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Debbie Owen MBACP (Accred) UKRCP (Reg) Counsellor and Supervisor

Aylesford, Kent, ME20
07813 127502 07813 127502 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello and welcome. I work with many issues such as self esteem, confidence, anger, depression, loss, anxiety and many other issues that affect ALL of us human beings.

My philosophy of counselling is that it is very similar to going to the dentist, doctor or any other professional.

If you had a niggling pain in your tooth or elsewhere would you seek help immediately or ignore it in the hope it goes away?? If the pain increased and was now regular and deeper would you seek help then?? Or would you wait until it was persistent, deep and affecting your everyday life?? If you would seek help sooner rather than later for this external pain, then why would you wait to seek help for an internal pain that won't go away??

The answer in all cases would probably be fear!! Fear of what might be discovered and what might need to be done..... I understand this fear and will do my best to reassure you that the exploration of your discomfort or pain, would be at your own pace and in a respective and gentle manner.     

I am a qualified and BACP Accredited Counsellor and qualified Supervisor. I work in a warm,respectful and non judgemental way with people of varying ages, experiencing all manner of lifes difficulties. I have extensive generic counselling experience and welcome enquiries from anyone who believes they have a problem however large or small that maybe.

I started my counselling career at a Further Education College predominately with teenagers but also with adults as part of the Staff Counselling service. I enjoyed this work and was there for approx 7 years until I was made redundant.

I now work from home where I have my own thriving private practice working with adults and teenagers (from 12 yrs up) and am very experienced in dealing with a huge variety of issues. My particular areas of interest are issues around anger and those living with the illness of depression. But I enjoy working with all manner of difficulties that people are experiencing. A six week anger management course done within the therapeutic setting that I use, has been very successful with young and older people alike.

I taught for Adult Education for many years at Diploma and other levels. I now run my own training organisation in partnership with my good friend and colleague in Maidstone, specialising in high quality teaching of the CPCAB Therapeutic Diploma.
Being a Tutor helps me to engage with the next generation of Counsellors which is a privilege, a challenge and a joy.


I work as a Humanistic/person centred counsellor and use aspects of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and also TA (transactional analysis). I have also done some training and work in mediation.

I am passionate about my work and the people I come into contact with and I get great pleasure in assisting others to manage their life in a way that is more productive for them.


I originally (many years ago) trained as a Nursery Nurse and worked for families around Kent and London. Then diversified and did other things for a while before eventually training as a Counsellor. I have three grown up children (two given birth to and my son who came into my life when he was 7). I enjoy the complexity of family life and the extended family that come from having a step child. My own life has been complex and not without difficulties; so I have my own personal experiences to draw on as well as my training background and years of experience. 


If you continue to read my profile you will see that I charge £45 an hour. If you cannot afford this do not let it put you off. Please do not hesitate to contact me as I am always willing to discuss and negotiate my fee with those that genuinely feel they need counselling and are facing financial difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

Cascade Training 2010/2011 - Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision (comp.nov2011)

BACP 2009 became Accredited.

Institute of Transactional Analysis - 2005  Verification Certificate.

Mid Kent College of F.E.
2007 - City & Guilds Certificate in Delivering Learning: An introduction  
2004 - CPCAB: Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling
2002 - AQA: Certificate in Counselling Theory
2001 - AQA: Certificate in Counselling Skills


St Faiths Adult Education Centre 2003 - AQA/CSCT: Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory.


West Kent College of F.E. 1980 - NAMCW (National association of maternal and child welfare - passed with Distinction.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Counselling per 50 minute session £40.00 - £50.00 (normal fee £50 but negotiable through discussion if necessary)

Supervision per 1 hour session  £45.00

Concessions offered to students for Counselling and Supervision if studying related courses. Please call for fee details.


I offer daytime and evening sessions (no Friday or weelend appointments)


One address in Aylesford currently worked from.

Further information


When seeing clients at my home address, parking is available opposite my house in the visitor parking bays.


I am happy to see clients either during the day or in the evening, with latest appointment at 7.00pm.

Preston Hall
Aylesford
Kent
ME20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages NO

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Changes all the time please email or call in person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Debbie Owen MBACP (Accred) UKRCP (Reg) Counsellor and Supervisor

Debbie Owen MBACP (Accred) UKRCP (Reg) Counsellor and Supervisor