Deborah Kellaway - Dip. Couns, BSc (hons) - Counsellor, Coach and Supervisor
Whilst we may be able to overcome some difficult times in our lives, others may overwhelm us to such an extent we struggle to see a way past them. Issues you may be facing could be anxiety (social, generalised or health, for example), depression, stress, relationship problems or past childhood abuse. It could be that there is something that is holding you back from moving forward in life, but you are not sure what it is.
If you are facing difficulties at the moment please do get in touch to see if counselling or coaching can help. Whether difficulties are a result of your past or something more current, working together can help you explore, identify and/or develop ways of finding a more happier you.
Additionally, I work with those who have, recently or past, been given a psychological disorder diagnosis. If you are not sure what this means to you, counselling can help you explore this.
I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space to work through the issues that are preventing you from achieving the life you desire. 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 taking those positive steps to where you want to be.
Counselling and coaching can help you understand more about yourself and become more aware about why you do what you do or feel what you feel.
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. I am also a qualified coach. This enables me to work according to your own individual needs rather than a one size ‘fits-all’ approach.
WHAT I OFFER
I am able to offer both short-term and long-term face-to-face counselling on an individual basis.
I offer a free telephone consultation to discuss your needs further and to see if we can work together.
I offer counselling in Highcliffe (with easy access from locations such as Bournemouth, Lymington, Christchurch and New Milton). I also offer online sessions.
I offer counselling supervision to those either in training or qualified. I have experience of working both in an agency as well as in private practice, bringing with it a wealth of experience. Additionally, having managed over 60+ counsellors at any one time in a training placement service, I have understanding of trainees' and newly qualified counsellors' needs, as well as those that have more experience. If you would like to know more about undertaking supervision with myself please contact me so we can discuss further.
New Horizons Network
I am also co-founder of New Horizons Network which offers counselling for people whatever the budget or difficulty being experienced. Please visit www.newhorizonsnetwork.co.uk for more details .
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 6 Supervision
- 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 2 Award in Substance Misuse
I am fully insured and committed to Continual Professional Development (CPD).
CPD courses have included:
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Health & Nutrition Coaching
Personal, Social & Psychological Development
Understanding the Autism Spectrum
Working with Young People
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
I offer an initial free telephone conversation to discuss how I can help.
Thereafter, I charge £45 per 50 minute session for individual counselling.
Students welcome at a reduced rate.
Some concessions available.
Please contact me to discuss supervision fees.