Debbie Livermore

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Leigh-on-Sea SS9 & Southend-on-Sea SS1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I’m glad you have found your way here, it’s your first step towards feeling better.

I can offer you support when life feels difficult and heavy. Perhaps you have experienced a bereavement, or are haunted by past experiences, feeling sad, low and lost. Maybe relationships are proving difficult and you want to explore the reasons for this.

We can work together to help you find a way through and feel better.  My room is a calm environment where we can talk and explore your thoughts and feelings.  I'm qualified and a member of the BACP so you can have confidence in my abilities but also, I am easy to talk to, kind and encouraging.

I work with clients who have suffered loss, anger, anxiety, depression or stress. Some of my clients are trying to work out their identity,  whether this is their gender or sexuality. For some the pressure to succeed at work and socially has become overwhelming. I also support clients who feel that they are being left behind when their peers seem to have it all sorted. It's hard when you aren't sure what your next move should be and anxiety stops you in your tracks. I have training in helping clients deal with trauma too. You may a have recent diagnosis for adhd and are struggling to come to terms with what this means for past experiences but also for your future.

There is a definite benefit in taking the opportunity to talk about these things in a safe, kind and non-judgemental environment. I will always work at your pace and explore your feelings with care and kindness.  If you would like to book a session please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 5 diploma in trauma counselling from RASA Merseyside 
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Therapy
  • CPCAB Walk and Talk Therapy Trained
  • Human Givens Understanding Anxiety

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP's ethical code of practice. Individual Member of BACP - 923563

I have experience working with:-

Breakeven, a gambling addiction charity both with gamblers and family affected by gambling issues.

Southend Carers, offering counselling support to people caring for relatives.

A local secondary school offering counselling students aged 11 to 18.

I teach at Liberty Training in Rochford. I teach the counselling students the skills they need to make good ethical counsellors. 

I have some challenging life experiences in my past and have had counselling myself so I know how difficult it might be to make that first call. I will be open, honest and supportive as I understand how hard life can be.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Cigna
  • WPA

Additional information

I charge £55 per session and sessions are 50 minutes long.

I offer a free telephone consultation to introduce myself and for the client to see if they feel we could work together.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I'm available Monday to Friday 9.30am to 8.30pm

I will do my best to get back to you as quickly as I can.

Further information

I put a number of sessions a week aside for students so that I can charge less, if these slots are full then my usual rates apply.

I wasn't sure what else to put here but wanted you to know that you will be treated with kindness and without judgement in our sessions. We will work together to get to the bottom of what's troubling you.

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I have two rooms, one in Southchurch is accessed vie 4 steps I'm happy to help with navigating these. My room in Leigh-on-Sea has one very small step. The entrance is narrow so not wheelchair friendly.

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