Debra Fletcher Counsellor BA (Hons) MBACP
Hello welcome and thank you for looking. I understand how talking and being honest in the company of someone unfamiliar can be daunting, and to begin with, the prospect of counseling can feel overwhelming.
I am an experienced and qualified Counsellor based in Southsea registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
I offer both long and short term confidential therapy for adults and adolescents. I have experience in areas such as redundancy, life transitions, relationship issues, divorce and separation, family conflict, building confidence, loss and anxiety.
I work from a person centred approach and believe as individuals all our experiences are unique, and we all process the potential to make changes in our lives.
Working together our therapeutic relationship is confidential, non judgemental and takes place in a safe environment where you can begin to explore and share what is troubling you whilst developing a deeper understanding and acceptance in the process.
Counselling as a process may not always seem easy, it can feel like a roller coaster of emotions with you being it’s passenger. As your counsellor, I will there alongside you through the challenges you are experiencing, and facing in life, and together we will face what is troubling you at the pace you decide.
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to becoming a counsellor I have been employed for many years as a support carer/health worker with first-hand experience dealing with:
- communication difficulties
- brain injury
- life-limiting conditions.
I have also worked as a volunteer counsellor with young people within a sixth form college.
- Diploma/Hons Degree Humanistic Counselling.
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
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
Counselling as an individual process differs in time for everyone, therefore I offer both short and long time sessions to accommodate. Each session costs £40 is 50 minutes and usually takes place weekly or fortnightly.