Debbie Black MBACP
My name is Debbie and I am a BACP registered counsellor based in Farnham offering support to adults and young people over the age of 16. I offer face to face, online or telephone counselling. I have extensive experience of supporting clients with issues including bereavement, relationship difficulties, anxiety, stress, sleep issues (insomnia), anger, depression, identity, self-harm and suicidal ideation among other things.
I offer a supportive and confidential space where we can explore together the events that are making your life difficult and help you find a new understanding of your life experiences and a different way of dealing with things.
I am an Integrative counsellor, meaning that I am trained in a number of theoretical approaches (person centered, psychodynamic, cognitive behaviour therapy - CBT and existential) and I tailor my approach according to what is useful to my clients.
The benefit of coming for counselling is that you will to be listened to without judgement by someone who isn’t personally involved in your life. You can say what you honestly think and feel without fear of upsetting the listener. You don’t need to protect the counsellor from your true feelings. This level of honesty and openness gives you the opportunity to explore how you genuinely feel.
You might be looking for help with a specific issue, or simply feel the need for some emotional support while you find your way through a difficult time. Counselling can help you find clarity and help you move forward with a renewed sense of hope and confidence.
As an alternative to face to face counselling, I offer my clients the opportunity to meet me online or by phone. This can be for all of your sessions or just for the sessions when it is more convenient for you to meet me this way. If you are interested in working this way, we can talk about in our initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons, Roehampton
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB) - University Centre, Farnborough
Telephone & internet counselling – Surrey Counselling Training
I am a registered member of the BACP and I adhere to their ethical framework. I also fulfil their requirements for continuing professional development and supervision.
Alongside working in private practice, I also work in a Sixth Form College
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an introductory session at a reduced rate of £30. After that my fees are £50 for each 50 minute session.