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

Most of us will experience difficult times in our lives. Perhaps you are going through a difficult life event, are struggling to come to terms with past experiences, feeling low and a bit lost. We can work together to help you lift your head and feel better.  As well as face to face counselling, in these weird times I am offering video counselling or walking, talking therapy too. I have additional training in video and telephone counselling so can support you in this process.

Everybody is different and often the issue clients bring is just the start of our work together.  I've worked with relationship issues, loss and bereavement, anger and anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feelings of sadness, stress, feeling low, loneliness, isolation, identity, addiction and compulsive behaviour.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Therapy

I loved the training so much I have signed up for a further course this year and am doing an Open University degree in Counselling.

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.

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

I also volunteer with a listening service, offering a non-judgemental listening ear for people who need to talk or who are in distress.

I have life experience 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

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

I charge £45 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.

Availability

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.

Southend-on-Sea
Essex
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Southend-on-Sea
Essex
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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

My practice is accessed by a doorway that has 4 steps leading to it. I'm happy to help with these steps and if they are an issue we may be able to work elsewhere, please call and I'll do my best to accommodate.

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Debbie Livermore

Debbie Livermore