Debbie Thorley

About me

When you are looking for therapy, finding the right therapist is the most important step. I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2008. I work therapeutically with adults and children, creating a safe space for you to explore feelings in a non judgemental empathic environment, I offer a service that is flexible, compassionate, confidential and friendly.

I offer a safe therapeutic space for people who want to understand themselves on a deeper level, or who might use therapy as an ongoing way to maintain their happiness and well-being. It is not always easy to face difficulties and find ways to resolve them. The therapeutic journey will help you find ways to understand yourself that will bring about the changes which then help you to be positive, fulfilled and able to manage your own way of being.

The therapeutic process can help you to grow in times of anxiety and uncertainty. I have studied many differing modalities over the years and use an approach that includes aspects of these within my practice including solution focused, trauma informed,  maintaining a person centred approach at the heart of all I do, putting you at the centre of the therapeutic journey.

The relationship between therapist and client is an important factor is facilitating change and I offer an environment that is non-judgemental, inclusive and empathic. I have completed online and telephone counselling training, Over the years, I have worked with people of all ages from children to older adults, from different backgrounds and cultures, each with their own individual experiences.

I offer ongoing support, short and long term and motivational sessions. These take place at times to suit you, weekly through to monthly sessions. When you contact me we can talk about the therapeutic approach that will work for you.

A person approaches counselling for many reasons, I work with people who may be, or have experienced:

Anxiety, stress, ACE's (Adverse Childhood Experiences) low mood, depression, low self confidence and self esteem, difficulty talking about and expressing feelings and emotions, life changes, grief and loss, and many more issues that people experience.

We will work at a pace set by you and with whatever you would like to bring to your sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Higher Education in Person Centred Therapy
  • Diploma of Education Nursing Studies (Children)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (accredited)
  • ACE's Training (accredited)
  • Attachment &Trauma Informed Training
  • Solihull Approach (Understanding trauma, brain development & attachment)
  • Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
  • Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
  • CBT skills training, including Decider Skills
  • Safeguarding Level 3 training

I have worked on a voluntary basis with Rape Crisis and a Carers organisation and currently work for a national charity as a senior practitioner working therapeutically with children and young people

I have extensive experience as a counsellor working with children and young people and adults aged five- older adults.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)

I am currently working towards a certificate in creative supervision (Accredited) It is accredited by the BPA, who are organisational members of the UKCP.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's)

Fees

I offer a free 20 minute telephone discussion prior to your first appointment to talk about what I can offer and to answer any questions you might have. We will decide between us if I am the right therapist for you.

I do offer concessions for OAP's, students and those experiencing financial difficulties.

Sessions are charged at £38.00 for a 50 minute telephone or online session.

Organisations will be invoiced on a monthly basis.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics

I can offer flexible appointments which includes evening and weekends

I am a Registered member of the BACP

Sessions are currently offered using telephone or online through a digital platform, Zoom, FaceTime or Whats App.

I do not currently offer face to face appointments due to COVID 19 restrictions.

Whitehaven
Cumbria
CA28

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Availability

I aim to reply to all enquiries within 48 hours

Sessions available evenings and weekends

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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