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Dr Deborah Wright

D.Psychodyn.Psych. Pg.Dip. BA (Hons) BPC Reg.Mem. MBACP FPC

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 18 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

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.


British Psychoanalytic Council

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 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.


Additional information

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

The first session would be 1 hour and 15 minutes and would cost £50. The fee for further sessions would be discussed at this first session.

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

Counselling may well be unfamiliar and you are very welcome to telephone me on 07913 819 570 for an initial chat about the process and arrangements.

Further information

Free, unrestricted parking is available.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Dr Deborah Wright

Dr Deborah Wright