Deborah Barker MBACP, Dip Couns, Dip CBT
Warrington based Counsellor CBT Therapist Life Coach
Is something not quite right in your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed?
Need to talk to somebody? Life can be really difficult and confusing for us all sometimes. I can help you.
Hi I'm Deborah but mostly I'm known as Dee. I work closely with my clients (both individuals and couples) to explore any issues going on for them and help them to understand what's working and what's not working in their lives and relationships. Talking things over in a safe and confidential environment can help you to discover more about yourself and your emotions.
Together we can work towards creating some positive change in your life and enabling you to reach your full potential, trusting and utilising your own strengths, ideas and abilities.
I love what I do and I have been privileged to work with so many people who have gone on to create more positive and happier lives.
Kind words from my clients
"Well what can I say! Since working with Dee, I have had nothing short of a profound experience. I have managed to pick myself up from a very dark place and realise my inner worth and potential. I'd been out of work for over a year and felt like I had nowhere to go - Stuck in a self fulfilling prophecy of nothingness. Fast forward only 3 months and I'm not only back working at the same company that I love, but I have managed to gain a promotion and I'm now embarking on an exciting journey!"
"Dee will go above and beyond the call of duty, to ensure that she is providing only the very best service. It becomes apparent from the very first session that she genuinely cares about her clients and will provide them with all the mental tools needed to succeed. Dee will guide you through any problems you are having, at a pace that is comfortable for you."
"I can't thank Dee enough for everything she's done for me! She's really great at what she does and she should be very proud that she makes such a difference to people's lives!"
"As long as you commit to questioning your own thoughts and behaviours, the possibilities are limitless when working with Dee!"
Taking the first step
If you feel that you might like to work with me then you can either contact me by telephone, text me or e -mail to make an appointment. Your confidentiality is of the utmost importance to me so please be re-assured that both my mobile number and e - mail are totally private. If you call and get my answer phone, please leave your name, telephone number and a short message. I will call you back as soon as possible (within 24 hours)
How might therapy help?
Therapy can help with a wide range of issues and life events such as depression and feeling down, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, relationship difficulties, confidence issues or a loss or bereavement of some kind.
It might be that something which happened in your past has left you feeling stuck and unable to move forward with your life.
It could also be the case that you don't know exactly whats troubling you, but you do know that things just aren't right.
Why work with me?
I run my private practice in my office in Woolston, Warrington, offering not just a Counselling service, but CBT sessions, Life Coaching and Mentoring too.
I trained for four years to become a fully qualified Counsellor and a further two years to become a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means that my qualifications and status are professionally recognised and I work strictly within their professional framework and code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills - CPCAB
Certified NLP Practitioner - The NLP Works Ltd.
Effective Couples / Relationship Counselling - The Counselling and Family Centre
I am an experienced counsellor and work in private practice with a wide range of clients and situations.
Continuous Professional Development
- Stress in the workplace 2019
- Mental Health First Aid Training 2018.
- Mindfulness in Therapy and Coaching 2014
- Therapeutic group work facilitation 2014
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy concepts 2014
- Online and Skype Counselling Practice 2014
- Working with anxiety 2014
- Working with depression 2013
- Working with couples and relationship therapy 2013
- Working creatively in therapeutic practice 2013
- Understanding loss and bereavement 2012
- Working with suicidal thoughts and feelings 2012
- Self Harm Awareness 2011
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
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 hourly rates are £40 per hour for couples and individuals
I know that taking the first step and getting in touch can be really hard. If you need any other information about me, what I offer and how it might help, then please get in contact. I'm very friendly and approachable. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile.