Deborah Kinkead MTh, Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip. CBT, MBACP
Many thanks for choosing to look at my profile. My name is Deborah and I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Integrative Therapist. have been working with clients for several years now and have had the privilege of seeing many people improve their quality of life through counselling. I have been working with young people and adults since 2011 and have a wide range of experience in dealing with many issues such as abuse, addiction, anger issues, anxiety, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, relationship problems, unemployment, and many more. Please refer to the bottom of this page to view a fuller list.
I work as an integrative counsellor and this allows me to tailor my therapy to each individual's needs, for example, the Person Centred approach allows you as the client to decide the pace of counselling and what is most important for you to talk about each week, whereas Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is more structured and focused and allows us to work together to achieve your goals and address the problems that have brought you to therapy.
What to expect at your assessment
Most people feel slightly apprehensive when starting counselling and so coming for an assessment gives you the opportunity to meet me and discuss any concerns you may have. At the assessment we will discuss what current difficulties you are experiencing and what you would like to achieve from counselling. The assessment usually lasts for 50 minutes and if you are happy to commence counselling we can arrange your first session for either the same week or the following week.
I always aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment and have received much positive feedback from my clients.
I am a member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics to maintain a high professional standard. I also have an Access NI certificate.
I work flexible hours to suit my clients and cover the Banbridge and Lurgan areas. Both the Banbridge and Lurgan offices are discreetly located and parking is available near by.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Certificate in Complex Trauma and Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Certificate in Pastoral Care.
Masters in Bereavement Pastoral Care.
ASSIST Training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Access NI certificate
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Morning, afternoon and evening appointments available.
Please feel free to send me an email enquiry using the contact button below. You can also contact me on my mobile number either by phone or by text. If I am unavailable to take your call please do leave me a message and I will always aim to get back to you as soon as possible.
Choosing a counsellor can sometimes be difficult therefore if there is any further information you need about counselling or have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.