About me

WELL DONE YOU! It takes faith, and great courage, to ask for help, you do not have to face the problem alone.

We’re all experiencing this thing called LIFE together and as you know, it isn’t always an enjoyable ride. Sometimes, we just need someone to show us some compassion, kindness and just to be heard.

Therapy is about you, it’s a time to sit and reflect in a safe and comforting environment on the things that are causing you stress, anxiety or depression.

In life, it’s not hard to get stuck in a rut. Sometimes we lose our way and our focus. We struggle to stay on a path, feeling like you’ve lost sight of the person you want to be. I’m here to say it’s okay.

“You may not be there yet, but you’re closer than you were yesterday.”

Many of us go through a phase in life where we feel lost, aimless, confused and alone. This could be from losing a parent, loved one or friend. Even losing a pet no matter how big or small. These can be a truly traumatic experiences and create a large void in our hearts and lives.

Maybe you’re buying into other people’s ideas of what you are supposed to be or should be doing rather than what you want to be doing.

Or maybe you are not living your own life because of someone else’s expectation.

No matter what your reasons are, it can be undone.

You have the power to get out of this lost state and create a life you love.

Although it might be easier said than done, you can regain your focus and access your confidence. You can find yourself by reconnecting with what you love and taking action on it, going on an adventure so you can see and experience the world with fresh eyes, and challenging yourself to get out of your comfort zone.

Besides, there are signs all around us that can inspire you to move forward on your path.

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.”

That’s why I am here, to help and provide the insight you need to move ahead. I am a very down to earth person who will make your journey with me as comfortable as possible. Together we will explore a way forward to help you feel more empowered to live a life that you want to live.

I feel being let into someone’s life is a real privilege.

*As a registered member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapists (BACP) I adhere to their policies and code of ethics. I offer short or long term counselling. I am trained in “person centred therapy”, I also work with other theories when I need to.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Embodied Trauma Therapy (Boundary, Contact, Engagement)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency (COP)

Online Workshops:

  • Supporting & Counselling People Bereaved during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Understanding Depression & Anxiety
  • Using Creative Art In Therapy
  • Working with Men In Therapy - Intimacy & Shame, Anger Management
  • Neuroscience Workshop - Polyvagal Theory
  • Understanding LGBTQ Terminology
  • Path To Your Inner Guide
  • Mindfulness

*I have experience working in bereavement, anxiety, depression & relationship issues.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

* Fees per session are £40 for 60 minutes

* Clients on a low income can discuss with me on a individual basis.

* A 20 minute FREE phone call to discuss what is bringing you to counselling. This is available if you would like to talk with me before hand.

* A bank transfer must be made before your online or telephone counselling session.

Thank you :)

Availability

Tuesday - Friday

Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Debby Duffield

Debby Duffield