Deborah Kellaway BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip (Couns), MBACP, MBPsS.

Deborah Kellaway BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip (Couns), MBACP, MBPsS.

181 Barrack Road
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 2AR

07809 464135

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181 Barrack Road
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 2AR

07809 464135

About me

Whilst we may be able to overcome some upsetting times in our lives, there may be times when they overwhelm us to such an extent that we struggle to see a way past them. These can create feelings of anxiety and depression which can end up affecting our daily lives, relationships, hope for the future and sense of well-being. 

HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP

If you are struggling with life at the moment you may find it beneficial to work through your problems and feelings with me as a qualified counsellor and experienced in being able to support you through these times. Whether the negative issues that you are facing in life now have arisen as a result of childhood experiences or something that you have experienced later on in life, I am able to offer a safe space and professional support for you to work through the issues that are preventing you from achieving the life you want to live. Through a safe and confidential, respectful and non-judgemental relationship we can explore the problems and issues you are facing and I will work with you to gain insight and understanding into your current situation that is preventing you from moving in a positive direction and help you to find ways in making those positive steps to where you want to be.

Often we simply act out our daily lives on autopilot, not realising why we think, feel or behave the way that we do. Counselling can help you understand more about yourself and become more aware about why you do what you do or feel what you feel.  Without this awareness it is difficult to make positive changes.  As you become more aware, you are in a better position to change, whether this involves dealing with past issues that are still having a major impact on you today or working through negative thought patterns, counselling cam help.

REGISTRATION

As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP number 728000), I follow their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

HOW I WORK

I work as an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, which means that I am trained using Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt, as well as being trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This enables me to work according to your own individual needs rather than a ‘fit-all’ approach.

WHAT I OFFER

I am able to offer both short-term and long-term face-to-face counselling on an individual basis, as well as working with couples who are going through relationship issues.

Please contact me if you would like further information and/or to set up an initial assessment/meeting. This is a chance to discuss how I can help you and to see if you would like to work with me, and you are under no obligation to do so if it doesn't feel right for you.

LOCATION

I am able to offer counselling in both Christchurch and Bournemouth (Winton/Moordown) locations.  Both locations are on the Yellow buses bus routes and both within walking distance to bus stops.  There is unrestricted on-road parking close-by.  Both of these locations are on the first floor and, unfortunately, do not offer lift access to those with mobility issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma Life Coaching
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, The Open University
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills & Theory
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 2 Award in Substance Misuse

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If you are unsure as to whether or not I would be able to work with what you are bringing to counselling, please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss.  There are no obligations attached.

Photos & videos

  • Christchurch Therapy Room
  • What to expect

Fees

The first initial session is £25.

Thereafter, I charge £45 per 50 minute session for individual counselling.

Students welcome at a reduced rate.

There is the option to pay for 6 sessions in advance and receive a 10% discount.

Further information

I am fully insured and committed to Continual Professional Development (CPD).

CPD courses have included:

  • Mindfulness
  • Couples and Relationship Counselling
  • Sexual Awareness
  • Children's Personal, Social & Psychological Development
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Understanding the Autism Spectrum
  • Working with Young People
  • Life Coaching.

Maps & Directions

Christchurch, BH23 2AR

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I am able to offer counselling at various times of the day. Please feel free to contact me to discuss meeting at a mutually convenient time.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme