Debbie Waters MBACP
Sometimes life can feel difficult. At some point in our lives we all experience challenges, emotional difficulties and uncertainties which can leave us feeling anxious, distressed and overwhelmed. Sometimes we might need support in an environment where we can be fully open, feel heard, understood and accepted.
These difficulties might include problems with our relationships, attachment and loss, work related stress, financial worries, illness, or unresolved emotional trauma from the near or distant past. You might feel depressed, anxious, sad, angry, isolated, lacking in confidence, have low self-esteem, be stuck or unable to cope. At this point you might not know what has brought you to counselling and that is okay.
This is when counselling may help.
As a counsellor I will provide you with a safe space and listen to you in a way that makes you feel heard and emotionally supported, without judgement. I will help you to unravel, express and make sense of your feelings and emotions using very gentle but effective techniques.
I understand that the counselling process can be painful and difficult as well as rich and rewarding. Your experience in counselling, our therapeutic relationship and the way we work together is important to me. Together, these inform my approach, which is warm, kindly and immediately puts people at ease.
Our sessions will be conducted in a supportive, compassionate, respectful and confidential environment, in which you will feel supported to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours at a pace that feels comfortable for you.
My practice is underpinned by humanistic values; a belief in individuals’ capacity to change. I believe that you have all the resources you need to make the changes you are seeking, given the right conditions.
I understand that every client is different in terms of what works for them and their needs, and that while one therapeutic approach may be helpful for one client, for another it might not be. My training is based on an integrative relational approach that allows me to draw from across different therapeutic schools so that I can tailor each session to what you need.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and work within their ethical framework of good practice for counselling and psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling ( BACP Accred)
- Understanding and Working with Sexual Violence
- TA 101 Transactional Analysis
- MA Education – University of Plymouth
- Certificate of Education Plymouth University
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling
- Motivational Interviewing
- Working with Domestic Abuse
- Equality and Diversity
- Safeguarding Adults, Safeguarding Children, and Safeguarding Domestic Abuse
- Accredited facilitator of Myers Briggs/ Team Management Profile (TMP).
- Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I currently offer some of my time to the following organisations on a voluntary basis:
- Support for young people in the Higher Education Sector
- Supporting women in a Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Some of the following are issues I work with:
Abuse, Trauma, relationship Issues and Stress.
I also have extensive experience in facilitating personal and professional development across the health and education sector, specifically coaching, mentoring and career counselling.
£40 for a 60-minute one-to-one session
I can provide weekday, weekend and evening sessions on request.
Email - please click here.
Mobile - 07974000761
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Saturday 9.00-5.00, evenings on request.
Types of client