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About me

Hello, I’m Debra. Whatever it is you are having difficulty with in your life at this moment, I offer non-judgemental support to explore it with you. I understand it can feel scary to think about contacting and talking to someone and I would hope to help you feel okay and safe in that initial chat. We can then work out together whether I am the right therapist for you.

I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor who can offer support for many issues including feelings of anxiety, depression or low mood. If you are struggling with relationships, either personal or at work I can help you to explore these. Low self esteem can have a major impact on your life leaving you feeling sad or empty in life. The navigation of life transitions, such as birth, bereavement,  loss, or the menopause can also impact your mental wellbeing.  I also work with trauma, abuse and personality disorders.

Therapy can help you to explore ‘here and now’ issues or things that have been troubling you for a long time. I offer both short and long term therapy and we can discuss together what feels right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

As an integrative therapist, I have a range of skills I can use to support you, considering your unique needs, and enabling you to achieve what you would like from therapy. I have worked in charity settings, a primary NHS IAPT service and continue to work in Secondary Mental Health NHS services. I have trained in both Adult Therapy and Couples Therapy.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Additional information

£50 - Individuals

£60 - Couples 

Further information

NB - Due to the current situation, I am offering online and telephone sessions instead of face to face. I will update you when this changes.

Stockton-on-Tees
Durham
TS18

Type of session

In person
Debra Baker-Heriot

Debra Baker-Heriot