Debbie Woodroffe DipCouns, MBACP, MSc.Econ, PGCE
It can be really difficult to seek help, particularly if what we want to talk about is deeply personal. Many of us spend our lives looking after other people and it can be hard to accept support for ourselves. Sometimes we wonder whether our problems are big enough, whether somebody will judge us or whether we are deserving of being helped. This can particularly be true if we have experienced abuse at the hands of another person, especially if that person is somebody who is supposed to love and care for us. I have been working with people for over 30 years, specialising in working with people who experience domestic or sexual abuse.
I know that many people from a wide range of backgrounds and of any gender or sexuality can experience abuse. I also believe that you did not deserve this and that help is available. I can offer a calm, non judgemental space to talk. You are entitled to your feelings and I will support you to make the decisions that are right for you.
You may be wondering whether or not to reach out for help. However, if you don't try you will never know. It is worth a free consultation to see whether or not you feel I am the right person to work with. If you decide not, that is absolutely fine, it is important to find the right person for you to talk to.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in health and social care for over 30 years. I have been a qualified counsellor for 21 years and am also a qualified supervisor and registered social worker. Outside of my private counselling work, I am employed by a charity working with people who have experienced sexual abuse. I have had extensive training in working with sexual abuse, domestic abuse and working with people who have experienced trauma. I have a personal interest in and experience of working with autistic clients.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Non recent childhood sexual abuse
From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I am able to talk about reduced fees on an individual basis. Please don't let cost stop you from contacting me for an initial discussion.
I work outside of usual office hours and usually offer evening appointments.