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Dip Humanistic Counselling (MBACP)

About me

Thank you for taking time to visit my profile. My practice is currently full and therefore I'm unable to take on more clients (April 2022) 

Hello and welcome to my therapy practice.

Surviving or thriving? Anxiety, stress, depression, anger, grief or trauma – you may be feeling one or more of these challenging emotions, leaving you depleted and unable to live life to the full. A feeling of exhaustion and a sense of being overwhelmed may leave you feeling stuck and unable to move on with your life. You may also notice yourself becoming prone to ill health as a result. Make now the time for you; begin healing old wounds, live life in the present and thrive in the future. 
My approach is holistic and person-centred. Working collaboratively and at your pace we will explore issues which are impacting you now. From our first session together, we will seek ways to help you develop unique, resources and self care tools that you can implement straight away. I believe in the innate ability of humans to heal and restore equilibrium.
I provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore any issues that are preventing you from living life fully; enabling you to develop emotional resilience whilst promoting healing and the hope of long-lasting change. I encourage empathy and self compassion in my therapeutic work and am committed to working with and alongside you on your journey.  Authenticity and professionalism embody my work with clients; I respect your privacy and autonomy.

I look forward to meeting you soon,

Warm regards, Deborah

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a diploma in Humanistic Counselling from the University of Chichester (BACP approved). I worked in the NHS for many years and later as a volunteer counsellor with West Sussex Carers Support. I currently volunteer as a counsellor in a hospice in Brighton whilst also seeing clients in private practice.

Workshops and CPD include:

Working with trauma, therapy and the arts, sexuality, safeguarding, brief therapy, bereavement,  depression, mindfulness and compassion in therapy, cancer awareness, covid, group work.

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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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge a reduced for our initial session and thereafter a 50 minute session is £45. I offer concessionary rates to those with limited funds. 

Contact me for an initial chat about your needs and any questions you may have, email me or please visit my website for more information.

When I work

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Further information

Practice description:

I offer face to face (in person) counselling plus Zoom and telephone counselling. I can offer short and long term therapy, depending on your needs.

I can offer support with:

Anxiety and depression,  panic attack,  feeling sad, bereavement and loss, relationships, cancer and illness, stress and trauma, carers and caring, disability, work and redundancy, aging and retirement. Significant life changes.

Types of therapy:

Humanistic, Person centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Relational, Integrative, Phenomenological.

Who I work with:

Adults over 18 years and older adults.

How I work:

I see clients face-to-face at The Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. I also work via Zoom and on the telephone.


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring service (DBS).

Clover Court, Church Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 3UF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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