Debbie Roberts

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MA Integrative Therapy Reg. MBACP (Accred)
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Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2RH
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About me

I offer a confidential and supportive experience to help you overcome: all anxiety based problems, depression, loss and grief, anger and confidence issues, trauma and parenting problems. I trained as an Integrative Therapist in order to tailor proven effective therapies for you as a unique individual.

I am a BACP accredited and registered counsellor and psychotherapist. I have experience of working in the NHS, the voluntary sector and in private practice. I am used to working with all sorts of people in twenty five years I have helped people deal with a wide range of the difficulties we humans experience.

The fact that you are even looking at this page means that you have the awareness that you have a problem, and that you may need some support to help you overcome it. We are so inclined to feel that we have to cope alone and to be self-reliant, that it is a brave thing to admit to ourselves that we actually may need some help.

Meeting with a counsellor or therapist takes courage and I consider it a privilege to support people who take this step. We all have problems at times and we usually cope but there are times when we really need extra support. Discussing your difficulties with a professional is very different from talking to a friend. I aim to accept you just as you are without judgement or criticism, be respectful and compassionate and take your concerns seriously.

We will work together to agree how you can best move forward to a resolution, whether the problem is specific, or a vague feeling of dissatisfaction with life, or a long standing and complex problem. I can offer a calm, supportive and confidential environment to allow you gain insight and make progress.

I appreciate the fact that sometimes we have no control over events that happen to us, if this is the case, the resolution may be to help you come to terms with being unable to change things; despite this, you can still build a life that is as fulfilling as it can possibly be.

My rooms are a welcoming, comfortable and safe space for you to talk. I work from rooms at Insight Stafford, five minutes from junction 14.

Please do ring, text or email me if you have any questions or concerns. Even if we decide not to work together, I can often recommend how you might get further help.

Training, qualifications & experience

I cut my teeth in this profession with 'No Panic', this is an organisation that supports people who have panic attacks, phobias, anxiety, obsessive compulsive problems or trauma.

At the University of Derby I counselled students on many issues, such as bereavement, stress and suicidal thoughts. For PODA (Prevention of Domestic Abuse), I took women or men who had been perpetrators or survivors of domestic abuse, through an intensive evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy program. I have worked with men, women, young people and children on issues regarding anger.

I counselled in alcohol and substance misuse services, helping people to change addictive behaviours and return to healthier psychological and emotional stability.

I then went on to work with Mind, a well-known mental health charity, again this involved working with people from all backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and religions who had various mental health issues.

I provided a counselling and psychotherapy service in GP surgeriies. Although the work focussed mainly on anxiety and depression, the causes of these symptoms were many and varied and my experience grew.

I joined a team in the NHS providing early intervention for children. I became a parenting specialist working with parents who were experiencing difficulty in managing their children's behaviour or who wanted to change the way they behaved towards their children in order to help their children overcome their difficulties. I also worked on attachment issues with parents, helping them to overcome problems with bonding, for example, if Mum had suffered post-natal depression.

I then widened my experience of children and young people's emotional and psychological issues by providing therapy for those with problems such as; phobias, OCD, low self-esteem, depression, eating problems or suicidal thoughts. Through this work I began to specialize in trauma work and I trained in EMDR from 2008.

  • EMDR Levels I,II,III Adults
  • EMDR Children and Adolescents I & II
  • Master of Arts (Distinction) - Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma - Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate - Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Triple P parenting facilitator
  • Mellow Parenting and Mellow Babies facilitator
  • STEPS facilitator

In line with BACP requirements for Continuing Professional Development I constantly undertake further training courses to update my skills and further my knowledge.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £55 per session

You may find it more convenient to pay by BACS transfer 24 hours before our session, or you can pay in cash at the beginning of each session.

When I work

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Please note my last appointment on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays is 4:45

Insight Unit 4, Hollins Business Centre, 62 Rowley Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2RH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Please let me know if you need to be seen on the ground floor

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Debbie Roberts
Debbie Roberts