Deborah Vickerman Counselling & Psychotherapy
How can I help?
There are many reasons for considering counselling. Maybe you’re feeling lost or facing a personal crisis. Perhaps you’re struggling for purpose or meaning in your life? Or wanting to modify your behaviours or change destructive patterns. Therapy can support you as you explore your relationship with the world, helping you move from where you are now to where you want to be.
I work as a relational integrative therapist, using a range of psychological theories & techniques. Working this way I can understand your personal situation & needs better and tailor my therapeutic approach uniquely to you. I am passionate about personal growth, empowerment & self-compassion & the positive changes good therapy can bring to someone’s life.
I am warm, genuine & relationship driven and take an active role working alongside you. Building a strong and trusted relationship is key to us working collaboratively to explore the here and now, past relationships and desired changes for the future. Exploring your relationships and patterns of behaviour in this environment can lead to more fulfilling interactions and stronger connections, which lead to a happier and healthier life.
I’ve worked with adults from different backgrounds dealing with a wide range of issues and my practice is inclusive and welcoming to all. My aim as your counsellor, is to be compassionate, respectful and genuine; endeavouring to create the therapeutic conditions for you to achieve your goals for therapy.
Your relationship with your therapist will be unlike any other and it is important to spend time finding someone you feel comfortable with. I offer a free 20-minute telephone conversation to give you the opportunity to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
I offer both individual and couples counselling.
Please visit my website to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Starting September 2021: MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- 2021 (Ongoing) Institute for Sex Addiction Training ISAT Diploma
- 2018 - 2020 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- 2017 – 2018 Postgraduate Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills
- 2017 - Counselling Skills Introduction Course
- I am a member of BACP (MBACP)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals: £40 - £45
Couples: £60 - £70