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Relationship Therapy for Adults, Children and Young People

About me

Hello, I'm Deborah and I help people work through their relationship problems.  It can be a relationship with a partner,  a parent or a child or even how a person relates to themselves.

If you struggle in any of these areas then I can tell you that it doesn't have to be this way and that counselling can help people to enjoy more fulfilling relationships.  

I know this from personal experience as I had my own struggles and subsequently trained to be a relationship therapist where I have heard the intimate and complex details of many people's lives and their relationships.  I don't profess to know what is best for anyone but I can teach you skills to improve communication, reduce conflict, increase intimacy and to be more understanding and accepting of yourself and the relationship you are struggling with.   

Counselling helps you to see things through a clearer lens and to make sense of your difficulties. Please feel free to contact me to arrange a free no obligation telephone consultation and together we can explore options for change.

Training, qualifications & experience

Relevant Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy - accredited by COSRT
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy - accredited by Play Therapy UK
  • Qualification as a Relate Counsellor
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children - accredited by CPCAB
  • Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People in Schools - accredited by CPCAB
  • Post Qualifying Certificate Counselling Young People - Relate
  • MA in Social Work

Relevant Training

  • Dyadic Developmental Practice, Psychotherapy & Parenting - Levels 1&2 - Dan Hughes
  • Children’s Accelerated Trauma Technique - Trauma Psychology
  • Child-Parent Relationship Therapy - Landreth and Bratton
  • The Rewind Technique -  Dr. David Muss 

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£45 Children's counselling and therapeutic play (session duration 45 minutes)

£60 Individual Adult and Couple's counselling (session duration 60 minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday and Wednesday:  Evenings only

Thursdays: Daytime and evening 

Further information

I hold a current Enhanced DBS Certificate for Children and Adults.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment in place for face-to-face counselling.

Please feel free to send me a text or email to arrange a free no-obligation telephone consultation.

I aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.

Darlington, DL3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families