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I am a member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP) and follow their guidelines ensuring I provide an ethical and safe service. Following a holistic, person-centred approach my clients are at the centre of all the work I do.

Located close to the Swindon & Wiltshire History Centre 5 minutes’ walk from Chippenham Train Station, and 10 minutes’ walk from the Town Centre, ensures easy access to all who wish to use the service.

I provide counselling from home face-to-face, via telephone, or video call. I also offer home visits and ‘Walk & Talk’ counselling where counselling takes place on a pleasant and predefined route along the Avon Valley.  Although I work primarily from home, I do offer a home visiting service in circumstances where this is required. This is available within a 10 mile radius of Chippenham and can be discussed at your initial enquiry.

Clients I can work with are:

  • Adults
  • The Elderly
  • Trainee Counsellors
  • Companies & Organisations

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:
- BA Hons. Psychology
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Professional:
- Registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (BACP)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Training:
- Online and Telephone Counselling, Counselling Tutor, June 2020

Experience:

  • Counsellor, Self Harmony Swindon, November 2020 to date
  • Counsellor, Wellbeing, Swindon Mind, June 2021 to date
  • Volunteer Counsellor, Self Harmony, Swindon, 2018 to 2020
  • Private Practice, Chippenham, 2020 to date

Specific Experience includes:

  • Addiction
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Physical Illnesses
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sexuality

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees:

An appointment is 50 minutes and charges are as follows:

  • Initial Assessment - £25
  • Regular Session - £40
  • Home visit - £45
  • Student Counsellors - £25
  • Corporate Clients - Rates negotiable

Terms:

The following terms apply, these are also detailed in the counselling contract that you will sign following your initial assessment:

  • Payment is upon completion of each session
  • Acceptable methods of payment are cash, card, bank transfer
  • Cancellation requires 24 hours notice
  • Late cancellation will be charged at full rate

Availability

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm

Excluding Bank Holidays.

Further information

Initial Assessment

Our first session together is at a reduced rate of £25.00 and will last for 50 minutes. During this session we would discuss your aims and expectations of counselling, allowing us to start the process of developing a therapeutic relationship, and also to explore whether we believe we could work together successfully in addressing the issues you wish to bring.

The session would also provide the opportunity to bring any questions you may have concerning counselling; how it works and the processes involved. As well as more practical issues such as the contract between ourselves, payment methods, confidentiality, and boundaries.

Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Deborah Philpott

Deborah Philpott