Deborah Meyler

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Cambridge CB3 & CB24
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

In psychoanalytic psychotherapy, the therapist and client look together at the circumstances and patterns that have brought the client to the point of coming for help. These can be events and relational issues that might have begun in earliest childhood, and seem insignificant, but over time can exert an effect that might send us off-course, like the pressure of sunlight on a spaceship. 

I think psychotherapy is exciting, but it can also be very difficult, because often a deeper understanding of what is wrong is painful. It might involve deciding to change actual circumstances, or finding a way to see things differently, and however much most of us profess to want to change, usually we don't really want to. 

The therapist's role is not to advise or judge, because we don't sit like sages with all the answers. Our role is to explore, with you, and see what we find. 

Psychoanalytic theory, for example the work of Freud, Melanie Klein, Donald Winnicott and Jacques Lacan, underpins this kind of therapy, but it doesn't generally have an overt presence in the room. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and see my earlier degrees in English Literature as pertinent and useful to my later training. 

I trained and qualified with the Cambridge Society for Psychotherapy, and am a full member of the UKCP. 

I am also a writer, and have a background in English and American Literature. I have degrees from Oxford University and St Andrews University, and since those long-ago university days, I have lived in New York and Cambridge.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

My fee for an initial session is £30, and for subsequent sessions it is £75. 

I offer concessions for people on low incomes. I have a limited number of concession places, but always ask. Likewise with availability: at the time of writing, 16th February, 2024, I have some availability: one space in Cottenham and one in Madingley Road. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The availability calendar is when I normally work, but I might not have current availability for the time you would like. Ask and see! I can begin at 8am and my last session can be at 8pm. 

Further information

I suffer or am blessed with ADHD. I have to confirm changes to appointments in writing or I will forget them. I like to think I am broadly competent in other areas. 

35 Madingley Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0EL

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24

Type of session

In person
Home visits