Deborah Thurman

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MA MBACP (Accred) EMDR qualified
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, you may or may not have had therapy before; if not then the thought of contacting someone for help can feel daunting. The issues that bring people to therapy are varied, it might be a specific event or on ongoing sense that things could be better for you. I work with a variety of issues with people from diverse backgrounds.

I'm a qualified,  accredited and experienced counsellor/psychotherapist. I trained Psychodynamically which means I place particular importance on relationships, repeating patterns of behaviours and the unconscious. Unhelpful repetitive patterns of behaviour often have their roots in childhood and by bringing these into conscious awareness you can make informed decisions, take more control of your life rather than feeling like you react and are carried along with no choice. Having the safe space to explore your story with an empathic and compassionate 'other' can in itself feel healing, providing understanding and confidence to move on and find more fulfillment in life.

*I also now offer EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing ) which can be used for a variety of issues and is extremely effective for trauma, whether that is a big trauma or several smaller traumas.*

I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is vital, so I welcome people to come for a few sessions to see if we could work together, it's important you choose the right therapist for you.

I offer confidential counselling and psychotherapy in a safe space where we can look at things together. I have a practice room in Rugby where I offer daytime and some evening appointments.

Therapy can provide the space for you to explore feelings and thoughts you find too difficult or confusing to discuss with your family and friends. I work both long and short term, dependant on your individual needs. I work with adults and young people I am fully DRB checked.

As well as my private practice I work with children and young people for an organisation in Leicester. I have worked in a High School in Birmingham and for several years in a charitable organisation in Leicester both counselling a variety of people and assessing new clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling
Introduction to Counselling Skills
Level 4 Certificate Counselling Children

EMDR training.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60 per 50 minute session for individual therapy

£70 for couples

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
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Deborah Thurman
Deborah Thurman