Deborah Bennett Dip Couns MBACP(Reg)
I am about to move from Scotland to N. Ireland. I will not be offering face-to-face counselling to new clients during this period. I will offer telephone and online counselling during the transition; please email for further information - firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning therapy can be a big step toward becoming the healthiest version of yourself and living the best life possible, no matter what challenges you may be facing. It is truly life changing.
I will work collaboratively with you to help you find your own solutions, giving you more control so that your approach to feelings and behaviours becomes more constructive.
I do this by helping you to understand how past experiences shape you and your view of the world. I’m non-judgemental, calm, practical and caring. I’m qualified to work with individuals and couples.
I choose to work in places that offer complimentary approaches to health and wellbeing, rather than solely counselling environments, reflecting my opinion that you can’t have a healthy body without a healthy mind.
“In each session, I was able to talk through the difficulties I was facing with each issue and Deborah was able to help me focus on solutions and relieve the anxiety and anger I felt while coming to terms with my challenges. I always left the sessions feeling like a weight had lifted off my shoulders.”
You hold the answers; we just have to work together to find them.
Some of the most common issues brought to counselling are:
Low self esteem
In addition to general counselling, I have specialist qualifications in relationships counselling and bereavement. These allow me to work confidently with issues such as:
Affairs and Betrayals
Separation and divorce
Sex and intimacy
Anger and guilt
Despair & Suicidal thoughts
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I work according to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. www.bacp.co.uk
I hold a Diploma in Relationships Counselling & I am registered with Relationships Scotland.
I have a Certificate in Bereavement Counselling Skills.
I am experienced in offering time limited work that is focused and goal orientated, or longer term psychotherapy where we can explore more complex issues in depth.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fee is £45-60 depending on location.
Concessions may be available and I offer discounts for block bookings. Contact me for information.
I recognise that people come to counselling for all sorts of reasons, and have different strengths and weaknesses. Whether you are looking for help with anxiety, depression, panic disorders or workplace stress, as an Integrative counsellor, I am able to tailor my approach to your needs.
I work with relationship problems whether you come as a couple or as an individual, and regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion or ethnicity. People come looking for solutions to all sorts of relationship difficulties - problems building relationships, pregnancy, financial problems, intimacy, workplace, trust, etc. My job is to keep sight of your relationship’s needs, allowing space and time to work on communication and problem solving.
Usually, I offer an initial exploratory session to discuss what you want from counselling and gather some information. Occasionally, I may want to see a couple separately for a short time, so that they each have space and privacy to be open and honest. We will then reassess and decide together how the sessions will work.
Grief is a completely natural process but sometimes we struggle. The effects can be physical as well and emotional - fatigue, depression, numbness and guilt are all typical 'symptoms' of grief and loss. Family and friends often don’t know what to do or say, or offer unhelpful advice, and we are left feeling isolated and wondering how long this will go on, or if it never ends. It is at this point that bereavement counselling can help.
I will work with you to help you understand what is happening, and to find the resources that lie within you, so that you can cope and begin to rebuild your life.
I know that the death of a pet can be every bit as devastating as any other bereavement, and will work with respect and understanding.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Normal working hours, evening & weekend sessions
Types of client