Deborah Whalley

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Wrexham, Wrecsam, LL14
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About me

Hello my name is Debbie I am an Integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I have spent nearly 40 years working within the caring professions across youth work, nursing, midwifery, women’s aid and bereavement support.  I believe that being able to provide a space for the individual to talk , to learn, to understand and to process what they are going through can help empower them to  find their own way to develop skills to cope with whatever they are going through in order to change, to heal and  live a more satisfying and happy life.   

What is spoken about depends upon the individual. I understand that it can be difficult to talk about personal and sensitive issues. I am here to listen without judging, and to provide you with a safe place to explore and process your own thoughts and feelings in your own time.

I work with teenagers  and adults online or by telephone. I have personal and professional experience of working with Neurodiverse adults and teenagers.

I am enthusiastic and passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues. As an Integrative Therapist I employ different methods of therapy depending on  individual needs including Person-centred counselling, CBT, DBT, Solution focused therapy, Arts, Inner-child work, Mindfulness and Walk and talk therapy   in order to create a safe and welcoming space to talk, explore and express what is concerning you in your own unique way.

If you’re suffering from any trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope then I am here  to listen with empathy and respect to help you to explore your way of thinking in order to find a way forward.

It is important that you find a Counsellor that you feel you can work with, that you can trust and be open and honest with. I offer a  free 15 minute  telephone  consultation in which we can see if you would like to work with me and I can offer you the support you need.

I am a certified online and telephone Counsellor.

What is online Counselling

Online counselling  is a way for you to engage in counselling using internet technology such as Zoom, email, online chat or webcam video link.  You choose the time, the place and the pace of your counselling to suit your needs.


*  Counselling  therapy from your own home at a time that suits you.

*  Secure encrypted software offers confidentiality and peace of mind.

*  When using email or online chat, you are able to review what you are saying  
   before sending it.

*  Therapy at a time, place and pace that suits you.

*  Some find it easier to express their feelings by writing it down.

*  Access to counselling more immediate.

*  Flexibilty to choose the technology you feel is best for you: email, telephone, live   
   chat or webcam.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Person-Centred Counsellor & Psychotherapist (Dip Counselling 2015)
  • Cruse Bereavement Support (2015)

Experience and Continuing Professional Development

  • School Counsellor - Denbighshire Young People’s Counselling Service
  • Cruse - Experienced in working particularly with children and young people with autism and how they process death and loss.
  • Solution-focused therapy 
  • Mindfullness 
  • Working with trauma and abuse
  • Child protection and safe-guarding
  • Self-harm, suicide (BACP and MindEd)
  • Eating disorders (BACP)
  • Supporting LGBTQ children and adults (BACP)
  • Sexual abuse, trauma and dissociative disorders (PODS)
  • Domestic violence
  • PTSD and OCD conditions
  • Hidden harm - supporting children and young people living with a parent / guardian with alcohol /drug addiction
  • Level 1 BSL
  • Compassion therapy 
  • Working with neurodiverse clients (ASD and ADHD)

Member organisations

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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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£30.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

One hour session - £60 for an adult or £45 for 18 and under.

If you wish to cancel an appointment I request a minimum of 24 hours notice. If you do not give the required notice or fail to attend an appointment then a fee of £30 will be charged.

Payments can be made by BACS transfer. I do not have any card payment facility.  Receipts are issued on request.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments are available on-line from 9am - 6pm

Ruabon, Wrexham, Wrecsam, LL14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Deborah Whalley
Deborah Whalley