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Deborah Bentley

About me

I provide confidential Person Centred Counselling for adults and young people experiencing difficulties, or who wish to make changes in their lives.  If this sounds like you, counselling offers support in a safe space to explore your situation, where you can talk freely and will be listened to with respect and compassion. The aim is to help you work towards developing your understanding of your life, yourself and your relationships, improving your emotional wellbeing so that you feel confident in making any changes you wish to make.

I am a qualified counsellor and Supervisor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work within their Ethical Framework of Good Practice. I am also a qualified NLP Practitioner and Coach.

Working within the Person Centred Model means that each person is unique and has their own way of thinking, feeling and working. My role is to support and guide you in your process of self discovery.  I also work integratively, which means that where appropriate I will use different theories and techniques, for example, Jungian, Psychodynamic and Gestalt approaches.

Please contact me on the number above or via email to arrange your first appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Graduate Diploma in Professional Counselling Studies.

Neuro Linguistic Programming (including hypnotherapy) (Registered Practitioner)

PG Cert. Life Coaching

CPD Certificate: Disassociative Disorders

Experience in areas of domestic violence; self harm; workplace stress, bullying and discrimination; sexuality and gender identity; spirituality, faith and cultural identity; eating disorders; bereavement; depression; anxiety; physical,sexual & emotional abuse; addiction and dependency; chronic & terminal illness; disability; post traumatic stress; dissociative identity disorder; divorce/separation; OCD; adoption

Member organisations


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

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


£30 per session (1hr)

Further information

I offer counselling and supervision services.

My work is professionally supervised and I am covered by the appropriate insurance.

I have a private and discreet practice in Freckleton, Preston. There is plenty of parking space.

Appointments are usually held weekly at the same time and day at a mutually convenient time.

I can offer day time, evening and weekend appointments. We can talk about suitable times to work together when we meet.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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 Unspecified


8am-9pm Monday to Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I am a person centred/integrative practitioner offering supervision through my private practice in Freckleton, jus north of Preston: face to face, via telephone or Skype.

Online supervision
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Deborah Bentley

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01772 632043 01772 632043


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