Debra Clayton MBACP Accredited Counsellor
I work from home and can make full use of the country setting when desired by clients.
I am an Accredited and experienced therapist and clients would describe my approach as down to earth and practical. A previous manager described me as a ‘safe pair of hands’ and creating a safe place to help you consider whatever concerns you, is a priority for me.
Feeling safe, you can explore your personal difficulties and suffering, allowing you to gain a better understanding of those issues and establish a new outlook on how to deal with these.
My training draws on different theoretical approaches, but at the core I understand it is the relationship we have with ourselves and the world around us that is key. We are all unique and I work with the individual, using my collective knowledge to tailor an approach that best supports you to address your issues.
I am fully compliant with professional regulatory requirements and all my work is supervised in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained and qualified as an Intergrative Counsellor but also hold a BSc. Social Sciences (Psychology) Degree. I am an Accredited Registered Member of BACP. I have worked extensively for the NHS, working therapeutically with both adults and children. I have trained in and provided specialist trauma therapy for children and their families whilst working for a well known national charity. I currently still work part time for the NHS providing short term counselling via the IAPT system, mostly for anxiety and depression.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 a session for Counselling and £50 a session for Equine Assisted Therapy.