Deborah Boardman

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Oldham OL4 & Ashton-under-Lyne OL6
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About me

As a former NHS professional having worked for 30 years as a nurse, firstly as a general nurse and then predominantly as a mental health nurse, I have always been aware of, and interested in, the relationship between emotional and physical well-being. It is now widely acknowledged that the state of our mind and emotions impacts on our physical state, with our bodies often expressing emotional distress as some form of ill health or disease. It is not uncommon either for unwanted behaviours like smoking, drinking or eating to excess, or other forms of compulsive and addictive behaviours to become problematic when emotional issues are not addressed effectively.

I have a genuine interest in what makes human beings 'tick', so to speak, and have undertaken life-long learning in relation to this. I believe that this has enabled me to offer an evidence based, highly effective holistic way of working with individuals experiencing difficulties with a wide range of issues. I have a robust underpinning philosophy which draws on the latest neuro-psycho-biological knowledge we possess; adopting a holistic approach that takes into account the links between emotional and physical well-being and our environment, drawing on our understanding of 'emotional intelligence' and 'mindfulness' principles.

During my career, I have worked in a variety of specialist areas enabling me to gain an extensive range of experience and skills:

  • All common mental health problems; including anxiety/stress issues, depression and low mood, loss, grief and adjustment issues.
  • Unwanted and unhelpful behaviour, including anger management issues, compulsive and/or addictive behaviour, including alcohol misuse.
  • Issues/difficulties with low self esteem, low confidence and decision making/problem solving.
  • Complex or multi-layered issues including trauma, phobias and fear-based experiences.

I am able to offer psychological therapy to clients aged 18 and over - (no upper age limit) who wish to make changes and are ready to work with me to help them to achieve this.

I do not believe that 'one size fits all'; I think it is important to offer a flexible integrative approach that adapts to the need of the individual.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Self Employed Hypno- Psychotherapist 2014 - current
  • Registered General Nurse RGN
  • Registered Mental Nurse RMN
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling   Dip. Couns
  • Human Givens Practitioner HG.Dip.P MHGI (Humanistic Psychotherapy)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CBT Cert
  • Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy in Health and Holistic Care.  GQHP 6379
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner AAMET Level II
  • Reiki Practitioner - Level 2
  • Mindfulness Practitioner
  • Coaching skills
  • Energy Psychology
  • Integrative Practitioner

Extensive experience as a mental health practitioner - worked in NHS for over 25 years in variety of settings in mental health and as an alcohol nurse practitioner.
Committed to ongoing Continuous Professional Development and Life-Long Learning.

Qualified Mental Health Nurse holding additional qualifications in Person Centred Counselling, Human Givens Approach, CBT, Integrative Hypnotherapy and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).  Able to offer different modalities, however, underpinning therapy and philosophy is Human Givens Approach -

Outcome measures undertaken have demonstrated effective interventions offered and notable improvement experienced by clients worked with.

Member organisations

Human Givens Institute (HGI)

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Accredited register membership

Human Givens Institute
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Human Givens Institute

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Problems with motivation regarding making changes.

Difficulty or inability to break unwanted habitual behaviour.

Working with the mind, body, spirit connection to facilitate our innate ability to self -heal using different forms of energy psychology.


£60.00 - £75.00

Additional information

Initial session may be up to 90 mins @ £75.00

I hour session @ £60.00

Practice settings are in pleasant and comfortable private therapy rooms with disabled access.

Face to Face appointments are always preferable.  However, should the need arise, appointments on-line via zoom can be arranged.

Street parking is available at Oldham venue to the side and back of the building.

Street parking and car park at reasonable rates close by to Ashton Under Lyne venue.

Audenshaw base is situated opposite tram stop and is close to M60 junction 23.
Free parking and street parking is available close by.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Self Employed - appointments Wednesday to Friday, some evening appointments may be available.

Further information

Please note I also practice from - Reborn Holistics and Health Spa, 264 Manchester Road, Audenshaw M34 5GJ

I am registered with Human Givens Institute MHGI - 108960 ( and General Hypnotherapy Register - 6379 (

I possess current Enhanced Certificate - Disclosure and Barring Service. (formerly CRB)

If you would like to enquire further, make an appointment or discuss what you hope to get out of therapy, please ring or email me - I look forward to hearing from you.

Deborah Boardman is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

The Therapy Rooms - Saddleworth, 176 Oldham Road, Springhead, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL4 5SJ

Seraphina Holistic and Wellbeing Centre, 117 Stamford Street Central, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, OL6 6XJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Deborah Boardman
Deborah Boardman