Deborah Phipps MBACP (Reg) Individual and Family Counsellor
It is a very human trait to bury problems and to leave them on the 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 taking priority. While tackling the underlying issues are often side-lined and overlooked until our ability to suppress them diminishes and unhappy feelings become overwhelming.
Acknowledging you need support is the first step. Finding the right resource to assist you may feel daunting, but in deciding that you need help, you have already taken the hardest decision. With the right counsellor, the next few steps willincreasingly feel like a natural progression.
I offer a free initial phone consultation to help you decide whether you feel comfortable talking to me. I believe that the relationship between you and your counsellor is the most important aspect of counselling.
I am a registered, qualified Integrative Counsellor. With a background in healthcare, I have extensive experience of working in education and private practice. My client group ranges from children as young as six to individuals of retirement age.
Each person is unique and we respond to trauma and stress very differently. Working with an integrative framework allows me to draw on a broad range of techniques and approaches to find flexible solutions for the problems and challenges you are facing. When these techniques are applied, they allow you, the client to view things differently, develop different strategies to change and manage more successfully. You will hopefully view yourself and your life in a more positive and productive way – allowing you to get the best from your life.
I work from Bromley and Caterham, depending on my client needs. My core hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 20:00 and Saturdays 08:00 to 1500.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- FdSc in Integrative Counselling
- Post Graduate Diploma
- Theraplay skills and techniques
- Play Therapy - level 3
- NLP (in training)
- Safeguarding CPD
- ASD & ADHD adapted therapy techniques
- 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
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals face to face £50 for 50 minutes
Individuals Skype/phone £50 for 50 minutes
Family and couples £65 for 60 minutes
Evening and weekend appointments available.