Deborah Green Registered BACP Senior Accred
I have been practicing as a counsellor since I qualified 20 years ago in 1998. I started studying for my diploma in counselling after I finished my degree in psychology and I have been practicing as a counsellor ever since.
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING. I have a wide variety of experience in all sorts of issues, including depression, worry and anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, stress, anger management, relationship issues, bereavement and loss, serious illness and other lifestyle changes.
COUPLES COUNSELLING. Part of my initial counselling diploma was being trained to work with couples. Three years ago I furthered my qualifications in working with couples by completing an Advanced Certificate Course on working with couples. Working with couples (previously called marriage guidance) is an important part of my work and I I gained a lot from attending the course and I continue to enjoy my work with couples.
I offer an experienced, professional, supportive and ethical service to all my clients.
Over the years, since qualification, I have been employed by a number of charities as a counsellor. When I first moved to Grantham I worked at the local Hospice (then called GIFTS Hospice) where I started up and managed their counselling service and I worked at the Hospice, running the busy counselling department for ten years. I have also worked as a counsellor at a GP practice, as well as having my own private practice which I started in April 2010.
Currently I work in private practice and I am also a tutor, teaching the 2nd and 3rd years of a counselling diploma course, training counselling students.
I also facilitate a group for bereaved parents, for those parents who have experienced the death of a child (regardless of their age). There is no charge for attending this group. It meets monthly on the last Thursday of the month from 7.30pm til 9.30pm in Grantham. Please contact me for details.
I have been an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy since April 2005 and a senior accredited counsellor since August 2012. This means that I have demonstrated to the BACP that I provide a competent, professional, ethical and independent practice and that I abide by their standards, ethics and guidelines. I am also a registered counsellor with the BACP.
As a senior accredited counsellor with the BACP I am required to have ongoing supervision and I see my supervisor on a fortnightly or monthly basis. This ensures that I continue to work ethically and professionally with all my clients.
Also, as a senior accredited counsellor with the BACP, I am required to continue with my professional development and education so I regularly attend workshops and training days and read extensively on the subject of psychotherapy and counselling. I enjoy this part of my professional life as continuing to learn and develop is important to me.
I am also a trained to supervise counsellors.
I can offer appointments during the day and I work Monday to Friday. I can also offer early morning appointments for those who have difficulty getting to me during the day due to work commitments.
Training, qualifications & experience
Degree in Psychology (1998)
Diploma in Counselling (1998)
Diploma in Bereavement Counselling (2003)
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (2011)
Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Couples Course (2014)
I have 20 years experience as a supervised counsellor working with various issues.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement, (I have done a lot of work with bereavement folllowing the death of a child),grief and loss; lifestyle changes; redundancy; terminal illness and life limiting conditions; serious illness and terminal illness for the patient and their families; stress management and anger management; relationship issues; depression and anxiety and couples counselling (previously called marriage guidance) general anxiety disorder, panic disorder
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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I charge my clients £40 per session of 50 minutes.
I also offer a 30 minute assessment session for no charge, for those wishing to chat with me before starting counselling This is an opportunity for us to meet each other and to discuss what your issues might be and how we might work together and how counselling might help. There is absolutely no obligation to enter into counselling with me after attending the assessment session.
My fees for counsellors' supervision are £45 per hour and £55 for one and a half hours
Off street parking available
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work monday to friday from 7.30am with my last appointment in the evening being 5.00pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|