Deborah Malcolm (Couns.Dip, BA Hons, MBACP)
Life pressures and difficult situations may bring about anxiety, stress and depression. Feeling different, misunderstood or wanting something to change can create unhappiness or anger.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) offering short or long-term counselling to individuals over 16 years of age.
I offer a holistic way of working, exploring how the mind and body are connected by using different techniques and approaches such as Person Centred- looking at what's going on for you in the 'here and now'. Psychodynamic - helping you to find patterns in your emotions, thoughts and beliefs in order to gain insight into your current self or Existential - exploring the what and why questions we ask ourselves about the meaning of life. I may also suggest using creative tools, such as mindfulness or visualisation. Everyone is unique and by the end of our therapeutic relationship you will leave feeling lighter, empowered and more confident.
My areas of expertise include anxiety and depression, low self- esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma and other issues. I also have a huge interest in the area of diet and nutrition. I will provide a warm, safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and any root causes that may have led you to become ‘stuck’ or lose a sense of who you are.
We will work closely together for 50 minutes usually once a week, as research shows that's the way therapy works best!
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Level 5 CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
- ITEC certificate in Diet and Nutrition
- Certificate of Proficiency
I am fully insured and I adhere to BACP ethical standards and guidelines.
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
I work at two locations:
East London and Liverpool Street, EC2M - I charge £60 for a 50 minute counselling session
I also offer a reduced rate of £40 for the initial appointment only
Concessions offered for
Weekdays, evenings and Saturdays
In response to the COVID-19 situation, I will be suspending face to face contact temporarily. During this time of uncertainty I will be honoured to support you by offering telephone and/or video sessions via Zoom.