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Deborah Williamson

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
  • Qualification as a Relate Counsellor
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Level 7 Post Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play - accredited by Play Therapy UK
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children - accredited by CPCAB
  • Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People in Schools - accredited by CPCAB
  • 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

Ongoing Training

  • Post Qualifying Certificate Counselling Young People - Relate
  • Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy - accredited by Play Therapy UK

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

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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)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mondays:  Daytime only

Wednesdays:  Evening 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 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
Deborah Williamson

Deborah Williamson