Deborah Auer

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Psychologist, DCPsych. and Clinical Supervisor, CSAccred.
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Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Since the start of the Pandemic I have been successfully working online with all clients. This enables people to access therapy at a time and place that is far more convenient for them. This also means I can work with individuals from all over the UK and Europe and in particular Spain. 

I have ten years experience working as a Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.  I am registered and abide by the BPS and HCPC code of ethics.

What happens in therapy?

Together we explore what past and present experiences influence the way you are and why. By focusing on the therapeutic relationship, we can gain some understanding of how you relate to family, friends and work colleagues. Gaining this understanding helps you decide if you want to make changes in your life and if so how therapy can help you to do that. For me therapy is a confidential space unlike any other in your life where you can explore what you feel you need to without fear of judgement.

Through a discussion at the first appointment we decide whether short or long-term therapy would best suit to your needs.


My therapeutic approach is integrative with a strong influence from psychodynamic and relational therapy also incorporating CBT and existential therapy. This means I work with what each client brings in a unique and individual way. Being curious about human behaviour has resulted in my career in psychology.

I have a special interest in:

  • Depression, stress and anxiety
  • Body image issues
  • Relationship therapy
  • PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and trauma work
  • Eating disorders

Due to my interest in the body, my doctoral thesis focused on the experience of female patients seeking elective rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy accredited by Middlesex University: (
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute: (
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute: (
  • BA (Hons) degree in Psychology from the University of South Africa
  • Certificate of Competency in using Psychological Tests: Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service.
  • Certificate of Completion of the Fundamentals of EGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) Model Practice


Over the past ten years, I have worked in a number of different clinical settings with people from all walks of life. I set up a psychology service at Charing Cross Hospital, ENT Department working alongside and supporting the multidisciplinary team. My past experience includes working with individuals who present with a range of mental health issues in the NHS, Counselling Services in Ealing and Wokingham and for a number of years as a Student Counsellor for the City of Oxford College.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Body dysmorphic disorder, support pre and post cosmetic surgery and body image related issues.


£80.00 - £90.00

Additional information

£80.00-90.00 per 50-minute session.

All sessions take place via a secure video platform. This enables you to access therapy at a time and place that is convenient. 

I also offer clinical supervision. 

I offer a limited number of sessions at a reduced rate, please ask when enquiring.

When I work

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Further information

I am a Chartered Psychologist and Psychotherapist registered with the British Psychological Society ( and the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC). 

Turnpike Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Can offer sessions online or telephone instead.



I am a BPS Registered Clinical Supervisor. I am also listed on the RAPPS list of registered supervisors with the BPS.

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Deborah Auer
Deborah Auer