Deborah Darby

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MBACP (registered)
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Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

For whatever reason brings you to Counselling, I can offer a confidential safe place for you to explore life’s challenges and difficulties. I currently work with adults and couples.

 As an Integrative Counsellor, I can offer you a variety of approaches, working with theory and concepts including Person Centred, Psychotherapy and CBT techniques. I also offer a Solution Focused Approach, for those who are looking for short term brief therapy. I have recently undertaken training in the IAPT (CFD) modality Counselling for Depression  

If you are a couple looking to work on your relationship, I can offer a safe space for you both to explore your feelings. This could be a range of issues, such as improving communication, breakdown in trust, infidelity issues or just looking to reconnect.

If suitable, I can offer you a Solution Focused Approach.  This is short term goal directed brief therapy. You will set goals and work towards achieving them. The focus is on the future rather than the past, encouraging positive change for a healthy and happier future.

Since qualifying in 2018, I have had experience of working with people managing difficult life events such as bereavement and loss, relationship problems, coping with difficult emotions such as grief, guilt, shame, sadness, anger, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. I have also worked with work related stress and the menopause.

My practice has comfortable therapy rooms, located in Leighton Buzzard Town Centre. With flexibility of days, evenings and weekends. I offer both short term and open-ended therapy, face to face and video.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling 
  • Trained in the IAPT Counselling For Depression (CfD) Modality. 
  • 2 Year’s experience at MIND
  • Bereavement support for a Hospice
  • Immediate Support Counsellor, working with an Employment Assistance Programme provider.  

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

  • £45 per 50 minute session for individual work. face to face.  
  • £35 for Zoom or Telephone with no face to face sessions.  
  • £65 for Couples work, 1 hour session, allowing 1.5hrs for the first session. ( I only offer couples face to face) 
  • Low cost -  I offer a course of Solution Focused Brief Therapy sessions. This would be for 6 sessions at £25 per session and depend on suitability for this type of therapy.
  • I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation, for you to decide if you would like to proceed

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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