Debby Luffman. BSc(Hons) Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor, MBACP & UKCP
I am an experienced integrative counsellor, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), a psychotherapist, and a relationship counsellor based in both Warlingham and South Croydon. My work is accredited by the UKCP and I am a registered member of the BACP. My therapy is in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment where one can explore their emotional needs using a mixture of therapeutic approaches adapted for each client. These include psychoanalytical therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive analytic therapy, person-centred therapy, existential therapy and inner-child work.
Could Counselling and Psychotherapy Help Me?
Most people go through times in their lives that are painful and distressing, or when they have difficult decisions to make. Sometimes memories from the past present anxiety about the future which can make it difficult to cope with everyday life. Maybe you are repeating the same patterns of behaviour and thoughts. I am a trained and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), who will hear what you say and understand how you feel, without judging you.
Based in South Croydon and Warlingham. I am easily accessible by car, bus or train from areas such as Croydon, Purley, Carshalton and Sanderstead. I also offer counselling via Skype.
I work on an open ended basis, or on a short-term basis, where a particular issue may have been identified. However, as endings are vital in therapy, it is important that we discuss this in advance.
The sessions provide a therapeutic space where you can explore past difficulties and emotions. This can help you become connected to your inner resources to help move you forward, promoting healing and growth.
At present I work in my private practice, and also for Mind as a counsellor and an assessor, in the mental health field.
My private practice is open from Monday to Friday. Evening week day appointments can also be arranged to suit you, and additionally, Saturday appointments are available.
I hope you have found this information helpful when making your decision. Should you wish to contact me, please either email me or call on the mobile no above to arrange an initial meeting. In this meeting, we can discuss your needs and access the therapy most appropriate for you. Please note that although the initial session is chargeable, there is no obligation to take this further.
Finally, I abide by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics and Practice regarding the confidential nature of counselling and psychotherapy, its practice and procedure.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons), UKCP, MBACP & MUPCA.
I have gained a BSc (Hons) Degree at Roehampton University in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. This course included three years of clinical studies and my own personal therapy.
I completed a post grad course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Metanoia Institute.
I have also attended specialist workshops on eating disorders, anger management and addictions.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session for each counselling or Skype session. This will be discussed in the first initial session.
My offices are based in Warlingham and South Croydon. They are easily accessible by public transport from Purley, Carshalton, Croydon, Sanderstead and areas of south London
There is off street parking available and also free parking bays.