Debbie Roach

BA(Hons)MBACPAdv.Dip in Person Centred counselling
Halstead, Essex, CO9 2EB
07947 703 008 07947 703 008

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 am bound by BACP ethical framework and code of conduct

I have over 17 years of counselling experience

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

I have counselling experiences in different environments such as Women's refuge, bereavement service, secondary school and 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 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.


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Individual counselling £40

Couples counselling £55

Students and low income £30


Day, evening and weekends Available for home visits

21 Highbury Terrace

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults