Deborah Young MBACP, BSc (Hons) Adult/young person counsellor/psychotherapist
A warm welcome to you. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Currently I offer my counselling services online (Zoom, FaceTime) and via telephone support. In time to come I hope to resume face to face and walk and talk sessions.
As a trained Integrative counsellor, I work by blending relevant theories and interventions to suit the needs of my clients. I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for the counselling profession. I initially offer a 30 minute free consultation to give you the opportunity to ask questions about my counselling practice and for me to gauge how I may be of support. If you decide to progress, then I offer regular weekly and adhoc sessions long and short term, with times and days to suit individual needs.
In this climate of uncertainty and change, many home, work, uni, school lifestyles have been rocked causing a wellness wobble; amplifying anxieties and fears; triggering feelings of overwhelm, depression and loneliness which can make dealing with everyday life even more difficult. Having a counsellor to turn to, may be the additional support to help you through.
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 and my passion to support others.
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.
No matter your circumstances, my counselling services are here for you.
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.