Debbie Sheringham

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Fife KY12 & Edinburgh EH7
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About me

Welcome, my name is Debbie. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor & Group Facilitator. 

Along with my private practice, I work part-time in the Violence Against Women and Girls sector and specialise in trauma-informed praxis. I work with a culturally diverse client base which has prompted a self-exploration of my white privilege. I am dedicated to continuously educating myself and I aim to build an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive way of being with an intersectional feminist approach. I work with people over the age of 18, am an LGBTQ+ ally, and can offer concessional rates. 

The core of my practice is grounded in empathy, genuineness, non-judgmentalism, collaboration and creativity. I aim to create a space for my clients where they will feel welcomed, safe, and able to bring their whole identity into the session, which in turn will cultivate the conditions required for growth, change, and healing.  

Being Person-Centred I take self-care seriously and work with my own therapist, engage in peer support, plus monthly clinical supervision in line with BACP guidelines. 

Out of working hours, I love art & design, architecture, listening to and playing music, practice yoga, and am a very willing companion to my feline friend who (full disclosure) may appear during our sessions together. I welcome your pets into our sessions too. 

I am based in Edinburgh and Dunfermline.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained my Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Well-being, Counselling and Psychotherapy from Aberdeen University in 2019. However, my practice has developed and diversified over the last 5 years. I work very much in a collaborative way, and travel alongside my clients in their journey. 

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£40.00 - £50.00

Additional information

Concessions available upon discussion.

Further information

I offer both short and long-term therapy online following a free initial 30 minute consultation.

Each session is 50 minutes, on the same day and time every week, where possible. 

I provide a free consultation of up to 30 minutes for us to explore working together. This time will allow you to ask any questions regarding my practice and it's a space for you to bring an overview of what you would like to explore in therapy; your needs and expectations, and any potential outcomes. 

What can I help with? 
Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues

Types of therapy
Person-centred, Collaborative, Creative

Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy
Long-term sessions, Online therapy, Short-term sessions

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH7

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Debbie Sheringham
Debbie Sheringham