Deborah Young

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MBACP, BSc (Hons) Counsellor/psychotherapist Adult services
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bordon, Hampshire, GU35
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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.

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 son who has an autism diagnosis contributed to my pathway into counselling and my passion to support others.  I recognise the challenges this may have on the individual; relationships; siblings; care givers and 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.

Pathological Demand Avoidance PDA/ASD consultant & Training 

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, loneliness, low self-esteem, depression, shame, 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)

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • COVID-19 related issues
  • Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA)
  • Advocate -
  • Parenting related difficulties
  • Autism Support/Training Consultations

Photos & videos


£35.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial 30 minutes free telephone, FaceTime or Zoom consultation.

£60.00 per session. All sessions are 1 hour. Extended sessions available on request.

I offer a reduced rate of £35 per session for student counsellors / 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please email for suitable availability, I will try my best to accommodate needs and lifestyles.

Further information

Private practice at:-

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

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

Bordon, Hampshire, GU35

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams