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Deborah Babbington - PG Dip. Counselling, MSc Addiction Psychology & Counselling

About me

I am a person-centred practitioner. I offer affordable face to face and telephone counselling, daytime, evenings and weekends. This creates broad flexibility for clients to choose the time that best fits their lifestyle.

The first session is without obligation. This session gives us the opportunity to decide if telephone counselling is appropriate and to consider how we feel about working together. It is important that both parties feel comfortable with each other.

I believe the relationship between therapist and client is the most important factor in determining positive change and progress. I work with each client in a way that is right for them.

Telephone counselling allows a client to feel safe, relaxed, and open to communicate. For those suffering with physical illness, telephone counselling can provide positive support.

I have experience working with various issues including anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.

Therapy can equip you to move on with your life more easily, increase your resilience and enable you to make positive and effective changes. All you need to do is take the first step and call me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Extra Mural Certificate in Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred/Existential Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling
  • MBACP Registered

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.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£50.00 per 50 minute session

I offer concessions for low income groups and key workers.

Further information

I am a dedicated therapist with over a decade of relevant experience working within the state and private sectors of mental health with both adolescents and adults. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to the BACP code of ethics. I have a strong theoretical knowledge and practical experience specialising in the field of addiction.

Our agreement to work together means that you can expect the following from me:

CONFIDENTIALITY – The content and substance of our work will be entirely confidential.  In accordance with the Ethical Framework for Good Practice produced by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, my work is supervised.

CONSISTENCY – I will be available at the times arranged for you and I will remain available until the end of the specified hour.

VIGILANCE – We will make a contractual understanding of your needs and counselling expectations and I will undertake to keep us within the boundaries of that work and to check regularly that we are still working within your expectations.

How the work might be approached will be discussed in the first session and an estimate made of the likely length of time needed.  This will be reviewed regularly.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Day time, Evenings and Weekends

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Deborah Babbington - PG Dip. Counselling, MSc Addiction Psychology & Counselling

Deborah Babbington - PG Dip. Counselling, MSc Addiction Psychology & Counselling