Deborah Pleasants

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Kingsbridge TQ7 & Exeter EX1
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About me

You may be living with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship or family issues.  I can offer a supportive space, in which we can explore whatever thoughts, feelings, behaviours or circumstances you may be facing. Together we will develop a better understanding of yourself and others. We will  explore your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with problems that have no solution. My aim is to carefully guide you whilst giving you a sense of agency to move forward with your life. 

I believe the relationship between therapist and client to be very important and whilst we unpick issues together, I will offer you a sanctuary for you to freely explore what is troubling you in a warm, non-judgemental, and confidential environment. Drawing from my own challenges and life experience has given me the warmth, connection and compassion needed to support people from all walks of life.  I understand the value of being heard, seen, and supported.  I am an empathetic listener; intuitive thinker and I will put you firmly at the centre of our work together.

Working within the NHS and private practice, I have counselled a variety of issues.  We all have our own unique problems, contexts and vulnerabilities that will respond differently and as an integrative counsellor, I will use a variety of methods and techniques to suit your individual needs.  Counselling sessions take place the same time and date weekly and last for 50 minutes. I offer both in person and online counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill, Exeter)  
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate (Counselling Tutor)  
  • Mental Health First Aid (Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust
  • BA First Class Hons (Sussex University) 

I currently counsel within GP Surgeries, as well as my own private practice. I have also delivered HOPE courses for the NHS for those suffering with Depression and Anxiety, whilst also volunteering for Home-Start. Prior to 2019, I was living overseas helping children in schools with SEN.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Terminal Illness

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I run my face to face sessions from Harbour House in Kingsbridge. Harbour House is a  community hub comprising of an art gallery a vegetarian café with a secluded garden, three yoga studios and an art studio. My room is on the top floor - a bright, quiet and private space.

Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7

Exeter, Devon, EX1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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There are a couple of flights of stairs to the therapy room. Paid parking is in the Quay Car Park opposite Harbour House.

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