Hi my name is Debbie and I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. My practice is located on the borders of Biggin Hill, Tatsfield and Westerham. Counselling provides a safe and confidential space to talk through whatever concerns or difficulties you may be dealing with.
Life can be challenging at times and present varying degrees of problems and emotional distress. It may feel difficult to cope on your own and impact on your physical and mental health. This can sometimes lead to depression, anxiety, stress and tensions affecting your well-being, relationships and quality of life.
Difficulties may identify with the present or arise from experiences in the past impacting on how you behave and identify with yourself and others. You may feel unable to talk to those closest to you. As your counsellor, I will provide an empathic approach in supporting you to explore areas of concern, gain insight and deepen self-awareness, without judgement or criticism. My focus is on you and your needs in gaining a better understanding of how you think, feel and behave. My aim is to give encouragement in working through challenging feelings and in achieving confidence and resilience in yourself and in making changes that feel right for you moving forwards in life.
The quality of the therapeutic relationship is a key factor in promoting trust and change for individuals. It is important that you feel comfortable in talking openly about your concerns with me. I do not offer my opinion or give advice. I will provide support and relational depth from which I hope you will experience being heard, understood and accepted.
Please feel free to contact me for an initial discussion which will be confidential and free of obligation to consider how I may support you and whether I may be the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children (Place2Be)
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Certificate in Thought Field Therapy (TFT)
Certificate Transactional Analysis 101
I am an experienced and qualified Integrative Counsellor integrating Person Centred, Psychodynamic theories and use of CBT strategies within how I support the work with clients.
I have experience in working both voluntarily and privately for a charitable agency where I have also facilitated a counselling skills training course.
My experience has also been gained from working within a GP practice and as a counsellor for a children's charity working within both primary and secondary school settings.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Adult fee £45 per 50 minute session
Couples fee £60 per 60 minute session
In line with the Government's guidelines, whilst I am currently unable to offer face to face counselling, I will be providing support by telephone and remotely via Zoom. This will return to face to face once it is advised it is safe to do so.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical framework for the counselling professions to ensure a good and safe practice. I hold indemnity insurance, a full DBS and receive monthly clinical supervision.