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About me

Hello, my name is Debbie. I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist member of the  British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

You’ve already taken that huge brave step in dealing with the things that are troubling you by looking for support through counselling. It can be a daunting experience, but to take this first step takes courage no matter how short or long you wish your journey with me to be.

My key areas of experience are working with those dealing with life changing and life challenging experiences. Perhaps you have suffered a life changing event, a loss, a bereavement or a diagnosis - something that has perhaps left you feeling overwhelmed, lost, terrified, with a sense of hopelessness and loss of control.

How I work

Finding a therapist you can trust is essential. I aim to build trust with you.  

I provide a confidential and non-judgemental environment within which we work together to help you through whatever situation or circumstances you find yourself in. In our first session, I’d like to start to understand what has brought you to seek counselling and agree with you on how best we can move forward together. 

My aim is to build trust enabling you to talk openly about how you truly feel, building your confidence and self-esteem as you start to feel completely seen and heard. This sets us on the path that enables you to make your own choices in life knowing you have made the right decisions for you.   

This is a journey of empowerment and can provide life changing outcomes, it can be an emotionally difficult and challenging process. I’m here to listen and support your journey to find the answers you are looking for.  

Key Areas of specialisation include;-

Depression, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Feeling Sad, Low Self Esteem, Family issues, Low Confidence, Stress, Trauma, Affairs and Betrayal, Separation and Divorce, Bereavement, Loneliness, Emotional abuse, Sexuality and Domestic Violence.

Humanistic therapy, Person Centred Therapy.


I can offer flexible appointments, including daytimes, evenings and weekends. 

In Person

I offer in-person counselling in Guildford and Woking. 


Using secure video conferencing.

I work online using platforms that best suits you such as video based Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp or telephone which are all secure and confidential.

Please  call, or send me an email and we can arrange our first session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counsellor (BACP Registered Member), FdSc Counselling

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


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session.

Guildford, Surrey, GU1

Woking, Surrey, GU22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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