Debbie Roach

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BA(Hons)MBACPAdv.Dip in Person Centred counselling
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Halstead, Essex, CO9 2EB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working with adults, young people and children, in a humanistic way but draw on different approaches if need to. We all at some point experience life events, often becoming overwhelmed and often not sure which way to turn. I believe by providing a safe, confidential space and by building a trusting relationship with you, in a non judgement way, will enable you to explore your thoughts and feelings about any issues or difficulties that you are experiencing. This could be something that is happening at the moment or past experiences, which are often linked. With my support you could explore and discover a self awareness which enables you to become open to experiences, learn to trust and find answers within yourself. Thus, allowing you to enhance your understanding, make personal choices and address ways to move forward.

Some people have difficulty or find it too painful to talk about their issues, so I offer creative ways of working through art, visualisation or play (you do not need to be good at art).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I adhere to and am bound by BACP ethical framework and code of conduct, including regular clinical supervision

I have over 20 years of counselling experience

I have experience with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement, loss, attachment, anger, self harm, eating disorders, low self esteem, low self confidence, behaviour, trauma, domestic violence, abuse, relationships

I have counselling experiences with people from all walks of life , age ranges from 5 - 87 Years, can do older if required to. This has been in different environments such as Women's refuge, bereavement service, counselling charity, secondary schools,  thus both for students and staff and also private practice. 

I offer both long and short time counselling

I have flexible working hours

I have a sliding scale fee for students or those on low incomes

I am available for home visits


  • Advanced Diploma in Person centred counselling
  • Certificate in Person centred counselling
  • Certificate in Person centred Art therapy skills
  • Certificate in Couples and Family counselling skills
  • BA (Joint degree) in Anthropology and Literature
  • Access to Higher Education including Sociology and Psychology
  • GCSE sociology

I have attended short training course including:

  • Anger and aggression
  • Bereavement, Separation, Loss, Attachment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Alcohol awareness
  • Dreams
  • Sexuality, Sexual Health awareness
  • Suicide
  • Trauma
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Working with hard to reach and evasive children and families
  • Restorative justice
  • safeguarding
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Promoting emotional health for depression, self harm, eating disorders

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£35.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Individual counselling £45

Couples counselling £60

Students, refugees and low income £35

When I work

Day, evening and weekends Available for home visits

21 Highbury Terrace, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2EB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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