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Cert Hyp Cs Dip CST Prof. Dip Psy C

About me

Hi, my name is Debbie and I am a qualified counsellor and Physiotherapist working with clients face to face in a private practice in Thornbury Near Bristol (BS35 2AH), I also offer sessions on Zoom and telephone.

I work with individuals in a Pluralistic Approach which incorporates different modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour therapy, the psychodynamic approach, humanistic approach, each approach is tailored to meet the individual needs of the client.

At the heart of the therapy is the Person-Centred approach which values the client as being central to the therapy.

How can counselling help you ?

Making the decision to come to counselling can be a difficult choice and it can feel overwhelming, I will be part of your counselling journey as we work a long side each other as you explore your thoughts, feelings, behaviour which will build on your own abilities and understanding about yourself and how you can change these.

I am passionate about supporting people through their difficulties so that they can move forward in their lives. I believe that by offering clients a safe space to talk, which is non-judgemental, empathic will give clients the potential for their individual growth.

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and work within their ethical principles, values and good practice. I work for a low cost counselling organisation supporting clients with a range of mental health issues.

I have worked with a variety of clients who have brought a range of issues to counselling including clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship and family problems including struggling being a parent, trauma, abuse, self-esteem and confidence.

Special Interests

I have experience in working with clients that have experienced domestic abuse and how this can impact on them and the range of emotions and uncertainties they face. Whilst adapting to the change,loss and sometimes shame.

I have experience with working with parents or new Mum's or Dad's that are struggling with being parents ' Its ok to talk about the range of emotions that you can face being a parent without feeling a sense of guilt'.

What to expect in the first session ?

The room is calming and nurturing for you to feel at ease as I want you to feel relaxed as we get to know each other at your own pace. I have a calm approach and I will give you the time and space you need

I am here for you, as there are times in our lives when our problems and difficulties feel too much, I know how difficult it can be to take the first step to come to counselling I am here to be part of your journey and support you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling ( Cert Hyp Cs).

Diploma in counselling skills and theory (Dip Cs)

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (Prof.Dip. Psy. C)

Safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

Working with complex families and children.

Working with Domestic Abuse.

Various mental health training.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Domestic Abuse.

Challenges of being a parent.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions are £45 per hour.

I offer a 10 minute free initial telephone session.

Further information

I have over 15 years experience working with families and children as a family support worker.

I can offer sessions to children aged 12 years.

24 High Street, Upper Floor, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 2AH

Type of session

In person