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Hello and welcome to my profile here are just a few words to describe my approach to counselling.
I’m an experienced and qualified counsellor and I offer a warm therapeutic service. The first step to finding support is always the hardest so my aim is to create a relaxed and non-judgmental environment in which you feel comfortable and safe enough to take these first step in your journey.
Counselling provides the space to reflect on your position with someone who is not personally involved and who does not judge or criticise: giving you the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and in doing so finding a way forward that you are comfortable with. Counselling is a collaborative process and we go at a pace that suits you. Each session will last 50 minutes and what we talk about is confidential and entirely up to you.
If you feel you’d like to work with me, then please get in contact – We can arrange a telephone consultation free of charge, and if agreed, an initial appointment. This is a good opportunity for us to get an understanding of one another, and decide if we would like to start working together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional membership and responsibility
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Ethical Framework and am fully insured. I will treat you and our work respectfully and confidentially. I attend on-going professional development and regular clinical supervision in accordance with the BACP guidelines
- BSc Hons degree in Systemic Counselling.
- Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Counselling.
- Level 3 Life Coaching.
- Level 3 Mediation Skills
- Registered member of BACP ( British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Mental Health First Aid
- Substance misuse Training
- Alcohol Related Brain Damage
- Blue Light Training
- Narcissistic Traits and Emotional Abuse
- Rewind Trauma Training
In addition to my private practice I currently provide counselling for a substance misuse charity.
During the 20 years of working within the counselling profession I've had experience of working with a wide range of charities. Providing support to individuals who have difficulties such as mental health, relationships, self acceptance and trauma.
Aims of Therapy
- Understanding of self
- Finding inner strength
- Learning self-care
- Relaxation techniques
- Healthy coping strategies
- Finding calm
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
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
£35.00 - £45.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Each session will last 50 minutes -1 hour.
- Initial meeting £35
- Counselling session £45
There will be a concession for students with proof of study, the reduced fee will be £35 per hour and for those in receipt of unemployment benefits.(proof of benefit required).
flexible hours available
Long and short term therapy available.
When I work
Flexible hours available
" The sessions were difficult in the beginning but by the end I had no trouble talking.You were easy to talk too I would definitely encourage counselling to others in need. It's given me clarity and new coping skills for the furture. Deborah I always found you kind and compassionate and I felt I could trust you."
" I believe the sessions with you has had such a positive impact on how I have improved so much over the last few months. You helped me to unlock my feelings and how to deal with them, you have not just helped me but also my home life."
"You have given me much more understanding about myself. You have helped me to feel human."