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About me

Hello and welcome to my therapy practice.

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.

I can offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore issues that are preventing you from living life fully.  The therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client can provide a supportive and safe environment, enabling you to develop emotional resilience and the hope of long-lasting change.

I offer humanistic counselling and have a holistic, person-centred approach. This means the focus of our sessions will be based on your current experiences. We will work at your pace and think about any issues which are having an impact on you now. This may include exploring historical events, relationships, unmet needs and any difficult decisions you may currently be facing. To support you through your counselling journey we will also explore your current resourcing and self-care needs. 

I am a member of the BACP and I adhere to their Ethical Framework.  Integral to my wellbeing is mindfulness practice which also supports me in my work with clients. I also work as a counsellor in a hospice.

I look forward to meeting you soon,

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

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £30 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.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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.

Memberships:

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
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Deborah Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell