Deborah Challinor, Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Located In: Room 3 At Space Solutions
39 Sefton Lane Industrial Estate
There can be times when we feel we need to talk to an independent person away from day to day life. Would you like to have quality time for yourself to explore personal and emotional issues in a safe, quiet and relaxing environment?
Have you felt as though life is out of balance or control, as though things are a struggle or just too challenging? Unwanted feelings can surface such as anxiety, depression, fear, guilt, feeling sad, feeling unhappy or a general sense of loss. Experiences, change and decision making can be difficult to accept or feel confusing. The reasons for coming to counselling are unique and individual to each person.
How counselling can help
Counselling can help you understand yourself better, build your confidence and self value, develop self awareness and personal growth. Counselling may help in coming to terms with different aspects of life and can help you develop your full potential. In counselling you decide what is right for you, you decide what you want to talk about and you set the pace. This may include talking about life events (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
I am passionate about counselling and I make every effort to be with, understand, accept and see the positive strengths in clients. I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor and my practice is based on the theory which believes that every person has the inherent capacity to resolve difficulties and improve his/her life. I offer a friendly, professional counselling service with warmth, empathy and respect. My role as a Counsellor is not to provide answers or give advice but to enable you to deal with your situation better.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and I offer a confidential and non judgmental environment working within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
When deciding to come to counselling it is important that the Counsellor is the right Counsellor for you. This enables a trusting, therapeutic relationship to build up between the Counsellor and you. If you have any questions about my counselling service or you want to discuss arranging a pre counselling session, please feel free to contact me to discuss your aims and expectations.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling skills
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Working with Trauma
- Working with Attachment
- Bereavement Therapy
- Introduction to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Understanding of Compassion with clients
- Introduction to Counselling Children and Young People
- Exploring Art Therapies
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness
- Ethical & Legal Counselling Practice
- Introduction to Transactional Analysis
- Introduction to Existential Therapy
- Unconscious bias
- Safe guarding vulnerable adults and children
- Equality & Diversity
- Data Protection
- GDPR 2018
- Health & Safety
- Counsellor at The University of Liverpool
- Counsellor at Edge Hill University
- Counsellor at Runshaw College, Leyland
- Counsellor for student counsellors
- Counsellor in private practice including EAP
Agencies I have worked in
- Integrated Recovery Service Halton
- Integrated Substance Misuse Service East Lancashire
- Services for Women Merseyside
- Footsteps, St Helens
Some areas that I have experience with in counselling
Alcohol, abortion, abuse, anxiety, bereavement, career, change, childhood, depression, disability, drugs, health, heritage, relationships, religion, self esteem.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Initial Consultation - (30 minute session) £15
Counselling sessions there after (50 minute session) £35 per session
Counselling sessions for student counsellors (50 minute sessions) £25 per session
Concessions available for students and older adults
Feedback I have received from clients:
'I have been able to open up to you without feeling I was being judged. You have helped me tremendously to come to terms with issues I found difficult to open up about. You have a good ear and are compassionate, thoughtful, non judgemental and understanding, thank you.'
'I have gained clarity into my own wants and needs for the future.'
'I valued having you to speak to confidentially and not being judged. The counselling has really helped me.'
'Flawless, you empathized and felt like a friend that I could trust and open up to at the same time as giving me space.'
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
PLEASE NOTE - the practice is currently not accepting any new enquiries or referrals for initial assessments. This message will be updated in May 2019.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|