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Deborah Young MBACP, BSc (Hons) Counselling

Dorking RH4 & Westcott RH4
07786 548 147 07786 548 147

About me

Covid-19 related issues. If you’re feeling anxious; low; sad; lonely; stressed; dealing with bereavement or simply need to talk through your experience and struggles, then please get in touch, YOU are not alone. Counselling support via online/telephone sessions can be the listening ear that you may need to support you through this time of uncertainty.


At different times in our lives we may need to reach out for that little extra support to see us through the blips, lumps and bumps also known as life. In order for us to get ourselves back on track, we may have a need for someone to sit and listen to our fears/anxieties/worries and difficulties without judging, without assuming and without opinions.

My personal journey with my youngest child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), high anxieties and challenging behaviour, all contributed to my pathway into counselling.

I understand the impact this may have on the individual, relationships, siblings, parents and extended families. This experience underpins my interest in counselling those whose lives are likewise effected, but is not limited to specific conditions or diagnoses. I have experience with a wide range of clients; adults and young people with varying needs and difficulties which impact on their daily lives.

I offer counselling support for the individual/siblings and family; across the generations and across the spectrums of abilities and disabilities.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy - Roehampton University

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Counselling - Guildford College
National Autistic Society, Early Bird Programme - Surrey
National Autistic Society Parent to Parent service training - London
Teaching Assistant Certificate - Guildford

General counselling, face to face / online counselling (Zoom)

Loss and bereavement, anxiety, family issues, anger management, isolation, self esteem, depression.
Counselling adults and young people with learning disabilities.

Specialising in learning disabilities and autism spectrum supporting individuals/families and siblings.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • COVID-19 related issues
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA)
  • Parenting related difficulties


Initial 30 minutes free telephone consultation.

£50.00 per session. All sessions are 1 hour. Extended sessions available on request.

£80.00 per 1.5 hour session for Couples / Group family counselling.

I offer a reduced rate of £35 per session for students / key workers and low income families.

I offer a mobile service to clients in care/residential homes. (Additional mileage fee will be charged).

Please note: Less than 24hr notice of cancellation will be charged at full counselling session rate.

Cash payment is made on the day or BACs 24hrs prior to session.

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

Private practice at:-

South St. Clinic, Dorking - Weekly daytime appointments up to 6pm.

Westcott practice - Weekly daytime/evening & Saturday appointments available.

Counsellor at Positive Autism Support & Training (PAST) info@positiveautismsupportandtraining.co.uk Healthy Happy Me! info@healthyhappyme.org.uk

BACP registered counsellor / Public Liability insurance / Enhanced DBS Certificate.

South Street Clinic LLP
28-30 South Street


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair accessible premises are available on request for counselling sessions.


Please email or call for suitable availability. Evening & Saturday appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Deborah Young MBACP, BSc (Hons) Counselling

Deborah Young MBACP, BSc (Hons) Counselling