Deborah Young

MBACP, BSc (Hons) Counsellor/psychotherapist Adult services
Hindhead, Hampshire, GU26
07786 548 147 07786 548 147

About me

A warm welcome to you. I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

My counselling services are face to face, online (Zoom) and via telephone support. Walk and talk sessions also available.

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 offer an initial 30 minutes 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 this challenging time.

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

I understand the challenges this may have on the individual, relationships, siblings, parents and extended families. This experience underpins my interest in counselling those whose lives are likewise affected, but is not limited to specific conditions or diagnoses. I have experience with a wide range of clients; adults and young people (over the age of 16) with varying needs and difficulties which impacts 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.

You are important and the right type of support can help to make the difference.

Training, qualifications & experience


BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy - Roehampton University.

Forest School Practitioner Level3

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

Experience: Counselling: face to face / walk &talk / telephone / online (Zoom, FaceTime, TeamMeet)

Loss and bereavement, anxiety, family issues, anger management, isolation, self-esteem, depression, trauma, guilt, stress.

Counselling adults and young people with learning disabilities / Autism / PDA / ADHD / ADD / Bipolar

Life after diagnosis and living with a label.

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


From £35.00 to £80.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Initial 30 minutes free telephone or face to face 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 / emergency service employees / key workers / unemployed & 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.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Please email or call for suitable availability. Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm Saturday appointments available 10am - 4pm.

Further information

Private practice at:-

Counsellor at Positive Autism Support & Training (PAST) Healthy Happy Me!

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


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

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.

Online platforms

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