Deborah Clarke

Deborah Clarke


07555 602478

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About me

Sometimes life can be disappointing, uninspiring, exhausting, just hard. You can experience feelings of sadness, loneliness, anger, frustration, despair, fear. These feelings may become too much for you to manage. When this happens you may wonder who to turn to, you may also wonder how anyone else will understand what is happening for you. Perhaps you are thinking about how to change things in your life, but not sure where to start?

As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I cannot tell you what to do, but I am here to support, encourage and offer a non-judgemental listening ear as you explore what may be causing you difficulty. We will work together, at your pace with sessions that meet your individual needs and uniqueness.

I know this step can be daunting, but it can be very rewarding. This is about you, a chance to express how things really are. It is about feeling safe through a relationship built on trust and respect. It is about you taking time for yourself, with the hope of initiating change and moving in a more fulfilling direction. I see clients aged 18 years and over with a range of issues. This can be short term or long term.

I have a particular interest in how the relationship with food can affect emotional and physical wellbeing. Therefore I am also a volunteer counsellor with First Steps Eating Disorders, for which I have received specialist training.

I work from a wellbeing centre based in Sherwood, situated in a quiet, discreet location. It is easily accessible by public transport. Parking spaces are usually available at the premises. There are also free car parks and some on street parking nearby.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) in Nottingham, where I gained a BSc (Hons) in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I have full professional insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate.

To support my clinical work I attend regular supervision, I am also committed to ongoing training.

My counselling experience is within the NHS and educational settings.

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The initial session (50 minutes) will cost £25.00. This session gives you the opportunity to explain what you would like from therapy and also to decide if I am the right person for you.

The rate for subsequent sessions (50 minutes) is £40.00.

Further information

I have a particular interest in how the relationship with food can affect emotional and physical wellbeing.

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults