Deborah Phipps MBACP (Reg) Individual and Family Counsellor
07775 784 253 / 07775784253
It’s very human trait to bury problems and leave them on a back burner thinking that we will have time to sort them out later. But all too often they have a tendency, without us even realising, of trickling back into our consciousness, causing pain and confusion. Our lifestyles are hectic and diverse; dealing with the immediate day to day tasks takes priority. Tackling the underlying issues are often sidelined and over looked until such time our ability to suppress them diminishes and our unhappy feelings become overwhelming.
Acknowledging you need support is the first step. Although finding the right resource to assist you can feel daunting, actually, having realised that you need help, the hardest decision has already been made. Hopefully with the right counsellor the next few steps, though not easy, will feel like a natural progression.
I offer a free initial phone consultation so you can decide whether you feel comfortable talking to me. After all, the relationship between you and your counsellor is the most important aspect of counselling.
I am a registered, qualified Integrative Counsellor. I come from a background of healthcare and have extensive experience of working in education and private practice. My client group ranges from children as young as six to individuals from retirement age and beyond.
Each person is unique; we all respond to trauma and stress very differently. Working with an integrative framework allows me to draw on a broad range of techniques and approaches that helps find flexible solutions to the problems and challenges you are facing at the time. When these techniques are skilfully applied they can allow the client to view things differently, develop different strategies to change and manage more successfully and hopefully view themselves and their life in a more positive and productive way, therefore allowing them to get the best from their lives.
I work from Bromley and Caterham premises, depending on client demand. My core hours are Monday to Friday, 10.00 to 20.00 and Saturdays 09.00 to 13.00,
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FdSc Integrative Counselling
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice
- Diploma in Nursing
- RGN (retired from register)
- Safeguarding CPD
I have considerable experience working with:
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Child related issues
- Domestic abuse (physical, emotional and financial)
- Individuals with suicidal ideation
- Self esteem issues
- Separation and divorce
- social care and court proceedings
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Individuals face to face £50 for 50 minutes
Individuals Skype/phone £50 for 50 minutes
Family and couples £65 for 60 minutes
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evening and weekend appointments available.