Deborah Wright

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D.Psychodyn.Psych. Pg.Dip. BA (Hons) BPC Reg.Mem. MBACP FPC
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Colchester, Essex, CO7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Do you feel low, stressed or worried? Do you lack confidence or find relationships difficult?

My name is Deborah Wright and through counselling I could offer you support in a safe environment to help you make sense of recurring problems.

I have 20 years experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist working in an organisation providing counselling and in private practice. Together we can reflect on your experiences, worries, the way you relate to others and your responses to life events as well as their links with the past. We could work together to help you move forward. This could be on a short term basis of perhaps three to twelve sessions or on a longer term, open ended basis depending on what you would prefer.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked with people who have many different issues. These issues are sometimes concerns that people have had for some time and others result from recent events.

I have a particular interest in working to promote individual creativity and self-expression with all my clients. I have experience of working with artistic and creative people and have experience in working with creative block.

In addition I have over 22 years experience in working with adults with learning disabilities and adults with autism. I have a great interest in education and special educational needs. I am also very experienced in working with people suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessive behaviour and autism. Other areas in which I have particular experience include eating disorders and sexual abuse.

I trained at WPF Therapy; I have a Certificate in Counselling and a WPF qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (a BACP accredited training) as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies (validated by Roehampton University). I have a Doctorate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the University of Essex, where I am a lecturer in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic studies. I am a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the Foundation of Counselling and Psychotherapy (FPC). In addition I am a member of the Association for Psychosocial Studies.

I have a B.A (Hons) degree in Visual Communication from Edinburgh College of Art and have an Art Psychotherapy Foundation Certificate from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Additional information

My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session. Sometimes I am able to offer lower fees.

The first session would be longer than 50 minutes but would also cost £50. 

Further sessions are once a week and last 50 minutes. I offer evening appointments.

Counselling may well be unfamiliar and you are very welcome to email me with your queries and to arrange for an initial telephone chat about the process and arrangements.

Further information

Free, unrestricted parking is available.

Colchester, Essex, CO7

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)

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Deborah Wright
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