Deborah Bardua MBACP(Accred.) MNCS Accred. CBT and DBT Therapist.

Deborah Bardua MBACP(Accred.) MNCS Accred. CBT and DBT Therapist.


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About me

│ *** CBT and DBT Therapist *** BACP Accredited***                                          │  └─────────────────────────────────────────────────┘

Whether you are taking the first brave steps in finding help with issues that you have identified, struggling to discover what the problem is, or maybe at a stage in your life when you are ready to look at issues that have been around for longer than you can remember, I offer a professional, compassionate and experienced counselling service.

I have been a therapist for 12 years, working with MIND in my early years of training and in private practice and at the The Priory Chelmsford from 2009 to 2014 where I was instrumental in writing and implementing individual and group work for both short and long term therapy for both the in-patient and day patient programmes. This has given me a wealth of experience in working with conditions that range from depression, anxiety and phobias to the more complex conditions such as Personality Disorders and dependency/addiction issues. I have also worked extensively with Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), schema therapy, pain, adjustment disorders such as break down of relationship, redundancy, adoption, miscarriage, disabilities, pregnancy and birth, learning difficulties and postnatal depression.

I offer both 1-1 therapy and group work for those who would benefit from interaction with others with similar problems and have need of longer term therapy.

I work integratively, however my principal approaches and passions are : -

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Schema Therapy/Life Traps

(Dialectic/Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is structured therapy for clients with Personality Disorders including BPD. It covers four modules: Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Core Mindfulness Training.)

I work within NICE guidelines which incorporates measures to ensure that you are receiving the right therapy for you. In other words, I do not believe in forcing you into a jacket that does not fit as this would be forever uncomfortable. I offer an extensive assessment to gain a full understanding of your presenting problems and their origins.

I am an Accredited Member of BACP – MBACP(Accred.) – and am bound by their Code of Ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

Following completion of my AQA Intermediate Certificate and AQA Advanced Diploma in Counselling I studied for two years at Anglia Ruskin University for my Post-Graduate Diploma in CBT.

In the last three years I have trained with APT, Behavioural Tech and British Isles DBT completing fully my Certificate in DBT.

I am an Accredited Member of the BACP.

I hold a full enhanced DBS (CRB)

I continue to study to keep my practice up to date with new therapy skills.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Individual counselling/Assessment (60 minutes) - £60.00 immediate settlement, £75.00 per invoice

For those clients who have private healthcare, I am a recognised provider for PruHealth, Cigna Healthcare and most other insurers.

Further information

I offer both short (6-12 sessions) and long term therapy in a comfortable private office at my practice which is based on Southbourne Grove in Westcliff-on-Sea with off-street parking

It is close to bus stops on Southbourne Grove, Kenilworth Gardens and Prittlewell Chase.

The nearest train stations are Chalkwell (Fenchurch Street) and Prittlewell (Liverpool Street), both of which are approx 20 minutes walk/£5.00 in a taxi.

Maps & Directions

Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I offer appointments between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme