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Deborah Horgan DipCouns Accredited MNCS

Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS34 8XT
07792587572 07792587572 07792587572 07792587572 Registered / Accredited
Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS34 8XT

About me

I am a warm, caring, compassionate and qualified counsellor and I offer a professional service at a reasonable and affordable rate.  I offer a block of six sessions or if the client prefers, an 'open-ended' arrangement, whereby myself and the client will discuss at regular reviews, how the counselling process is progressing and discuss the possibility of an ending but only when both the client and Counsellor feel that it is the right time to conclude the therapeutic relationship.

Each session will take place in a comfortable and private rented room in a safe and accessible building. All sessions will be in the same place each week and at the allocated time agreed by the client and counsellor. I will consider home visits if the client is disabled or unable to attend sessions because of health problems.

I work as an integrative Counsellor, incorporating 'Person-Centred' and 'Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.' I also use 'Inner-Child' Therapy and offer the chance for the client to work creatively. I am qualified and experienced in counselling adults, children and young people and am also a qualified Play Therapist.

I have helped many people work through difficult issues and have the gift of making people feel comfortable and totally at ease. I offer my clients a range of coping strategies where appropriate so that they may gain back some control over the difficulties they are experiencing.

I am a very experienced Counsellor in dealing with many different issues such as, Bereavement, Anxiety/Depression, (Panic attacks), OCD, PTSD, Eating disorders, relationship issues, Drug/Alcohol addiction, Physical, Sexual and Emotional abuse and more.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Diploma in Counselling (Level 5)
  • Specialist training in dealing with bereavement and loss
  • Experienced in dealing with: anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship problems, low self-esteem, sexual, emotional and physical abuse,  addiction and self harm, PTSD, panic attacks, eating disorders and more.
  • Specialist training in Play Therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have also experience in helping people who experience visual hallucinations and have helped people with this distressing condition.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£30 per hour or £15 per hour for Students and people on State Benefits.

Shorter or longer sessions can be arranged accordingly.

Further information

I have four years experience working for Cruse Bereavement Care alongside my private practice. I am also a 'Child Counsellor' at a Children's Centre. I have a wealth of experience counselling people of all ages and offer a non-discrimatory and ethical practice.

61 Whitley Mead
Stoke Gifford
South Gloucestershire
BS34 8XT

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


I am available most evenings and weekends and some days.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Deborah Horgan DipCouns Accredited MNCS

Deborah Horgan DipCouns Accredited MNCS

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