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

Most of us experience difficult times at some point 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.  My room is a calm environment where we can talk and explore your thoughts and feelings in a supported environment.  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,  are struggling to deal with anger, anxiety, depression or feelings of sadness 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, for others the menopause has left them feeling sad or not themselves and they are trying to work out what they want now children have left home and life has changed for them.

All have benefited from the opportunity to talk about these things in a safe, kind and non-judgemental environment. 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
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Therapy
  • CPCAB Walk and Talk Therapy Trained

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 for year 7 to 13 students.

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
SS2

Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS1

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