Debbie Byrne

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Reg MBACP, Dip. Couns.
Available for new clients
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Reading, RG4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a counsellor, I am passionate about working with people towards a more fulfilling and empowered life.  Together we can explore, not what's wrong with you, but what's happened to you.  A greater awareness of ourselves can allow a greater compassion for ourselves and enable us to make choices more suited to our real needs.  Life can sometimes be difficult through no fault of our own.

I aim to create a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment so you can talk freely and confidentially as we explore these things together each week. 

My theoretical approach is integrative, meaning I draw from a group of theories; some will help us understand what is going on in the here and now and other theories inform our understanding of how the past has contributed to this.  This awareness opens us up to making more informed choices for ourselves going forwards.  We are all ultimately the expert on ourselves but this can be skewed as we grow up and take on expectations and values of those around us and the world around us. 

Training, qualifications & experience

As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I follow their ethical guidelines, undertaking supervision to ensure safe practice for both my clients and myself; and undergoing regular professional development training. 

I have a CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I work with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues.

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Theory
  • CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling Skills

I have worked with a various concerns including anxiety, depression, abuse, relationship difficulties, work issues and low self-esteem.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per session. 

When I work

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You can call me on 07742 728193 to discuss appointment availability, please do leave your name and number and I will call you back. Or you can book an initial telephone call via this website

Further information

Please feel free to email or call me for a confidential discussion. It is important that we both feel that we can work together and I understand that you may want to clarify some things before you make a decision. 

We can arrange an initial telephone consultation, free of charge with no obligation.  If I am not available please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can.

As a therapist, I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. When working face to face I have a quiet and private practice space in Sonning Common, where you can feel free to talk about your feelings and we can explore what’s troubling you.

I also offer online appointments (via Zoom).

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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Manual wheelchair only as there is a low step into the counselling room.

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