Deborah Harrington, Dip Couns, Dip Supervision, MBACP Accred
Hello, I am a friendly, approachable counsellor and I understand that counselling can be daunting so I strive to create a safe environment for you to explore your feelings. I have experience of working with depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship and family issues, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, grief, loss, employment concerns, low self esteem and other mental health issues. I have extensive experience working within the NHS for GP surgeries.
I offer confidential counselling in a non judgemental comfortable environment. My room is in a peaceful location and overlooks adjoining fields. There is off road parking at the property as well as parking on the road outside. It is on the number 58 bus route.
I understand that there can be confusion about feelings and thoughts and counselling offers you the opportunity to explore these to help you gain greater understanding of yourself.
I work integratively encompassing psychodynamic, person centred and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis and I am an accredited BACP counsellor.
I also have a diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and this approach can be very useful for helping you become more confident and successful in all areas of your life
I have worked in schools, a counselling agency offering long term therapy, a hospice and I currently work in GP surgeries. I also work with clients who have been referred for counselling via their Employee Assistance Programme.
I can work creatively if we feel this would be helpful and use stones, mindmaps, and other forms of creative expression.
I can work short term or long term and we can discuss this between us. You are free to choose how many sessions you want and I am very flexible as to whether you would like weekly or fortnightly appointments. During our sessions, we will, between us, discuss how you are getting on and to check that you are still getting what you want from counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
BTEC level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CSCT Level 1, Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Substance Misuse
CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Solution Focused Therapy
Working with memories
Creative ways of working
Working with self harm
Working with anger
Working with self harm
I have an enhanced CRB and also a local authority chaperone's licence. I have also worked with young people as a youth worker.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
£40 per session
£20 assessment session lasting 30 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have a ground floor room which has a small step into it.
I can see clients in both day and evening and on some Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified supervisor and hold a level 6 CPCAB Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision. .