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MBACP (Accred) Diploma - Integrative Therapeutic Counselling

About me

Hello and welcome. My name is Debbie and I offer counselling to adults both individually and couples. As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic I moved my practice online and I now work throughout the UK by telephone or the platform Zoom. I also offer face to face counselling from my home.

Are you feeling overwhelmed by life events, or are there recurring problems in your relationships which are causing you stress? Is the pandemic making you feel anxious and out of control? Perhaps you feel you are pre occupied with the past or the future and unable to fully engage with your life now?

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, and my approach to counselling is integrative, which means that I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches and can tailor counselling to meet your individual needs. I have undertaken additional training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy that can be very effective in helping to understand and manage strong feelings. I also have an interest in relational issues and have completed a Diploma in Relationship Counselling with Relate.  I have also undertaken additional post qualifying training in Bereavement which informs my work around loss. 

Prior to training to become a counsellor I worked for 20 years supporting children and families at times of significant stress in a statutory setting.   In addition to my private practice I worked for 3 years as a counsellor at a Women's Centre and  gained experience working with depression, trauma, loss and managing strong emotions. I have worked in a community counselling service providing counselling to people of different ages and backgrounds working particularly with issues around bereavement and anxiety. I currently also volunteer for Frontline19 counselling NHS key workers in the pandemic.

My Approach

My approach is collaborative in that we work together on the goals that you set. I facilitate regular reviews of our work together to ensure it is meeting your needs. I offer a supportive, calm, empathic and non judgemental space where the unsaid can be said, where you will be truly listened to and where you can gain insight into your world.

How Counselling Can Help

Counselling offers the opportunity to talk confidentially to a trained counsellor who will accept and support you as you find your way forward.   Life can sometimes feel very challenging and we can feel overwhelmed. It can happen gradually or there may be a sudden event when we realise our usual coping skills are not working as well as they have and we feel “stuck”. Counselling can help to look at what is going on, perhaps to understand things or maybe to look at our responses in a different way.   You may want to explore your emotions and feelings about events in the past or explore a current issue or relationship. Through greater awareness and clarity it is my hope that you may experience an improved sense of wellbeing leading to the possibility of change.

Taking the First Step

You don’t have to try and cope alone. The current Covid 19 pandemic is placing additional strain on people and relationships and seeking help can be a positive experience with potential long term gains. Please do contact me to talk about how I may be able to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBACP (Accred) 
  • National Counselling Society Accredited Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
  • ICO Registered
  • Full Professional Indemnity Insurance

Additional Training:

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Working with Shame
  • Counselling Autistic Clients
  • Developing Trauma Informed Practice
  • Covid 19- Managing Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Working Creatively Online
  • Working with Developmental and Early Trauma
  • Attachment and Relational Trauma
  • Working with Eating Disorders
  • Clinical Group Supervision
  • Advanced Clinical Group Supervision
  • Training for Bereavement Counselling 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Fees

From £55.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Initial Consultation: I offer a free no obligation initial 20 minute phone  or Zoom consultation to discuss your hopes for counselling and decide if therapy with me would be right for you.

Session Fees: £55 for 50 minutes individual therapy, or £70 for 50 minutes for couples therapy.

When I work

Appointments available day time and some evenings by arrangement and subject to mutual availability.

Godalming, Surrey, GU8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples