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About me

Counsellor, Trainer and Mental Well-being Consultant

I am an accomplished, mental health professional, teacher and therapist who works collaboratively to promote mental health and wellbeing for individuals, organisations and communities. As an experienced educator, I offer Mentorship, Coaching and self-development. I am a qualified trainer and Mental Health First Aid Instructor. As a counsellor, I support people in dealing with personal and relational difficulties, reviewing life plans, adopting fresh, diverse perspectives and embarking on new journeys. I am a volunteer counsellor with Woman’s Trust, a specialist mental health charity, providing free counselling and therapy for women who have experienced domestic abuse. I work with adults and young people who experience, anxiety, relationship issues, stress-related issues, work related issues, trauma and self-harm, addiction and depression. I have developed a relational practice founded in transformative ideas about growth, creativity and potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Accredited Member National Counselling Society
  • Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • Narrative Therapy Level 1
  • Doctorate in Spirituality and Mental Health
  • MSc Mental Health Studies
  • Post Graduate Diploma Higher Education
  • BSc Community Specialist Mental Health Practitioner
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse
  • Mentorship
  • Fully Insured
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Cleared

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Additional information

Individual Sessions: £50.00 - £70.00

Group Sessions: £8.00 - £20.00 per individual

Bespoke well-being and training: Fees Negotiated


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Further information

I am an accomplished mental health professional, teacher and therapist who has worked in partnership with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to promote mental health for individuals, organisations and communities. I have worked closely alongside individuals and communities who have experienced trauma promoting voicing, resistance and resolution.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

At present my counselling is being offered remotely by phone and video


Deborah Watkins

Deborah Watkins