Debra Gledhill MBACP (Accred) BSc (Hons) Integrative Counsellor
COVID 19: Please be advised that I am offering remote working, either by telephone or Zoom
I am a Registered and Accredited independent psychotherapeutic practitioner, with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and hold an Honours (BSc) degree in Integrative Counselling.
My approach is to work creatively with client autonomy and integrate a dynamic therapy striving to meet each clients individuality: when working with issues such as Anxiety/Stress; OCD; Relationship issues; Life difficulties/Changes; Depression; Domestic abuse; Bereavement; to bring focus to our work. Please see the extensive list of areas (Mental Health issues) I work with below.
I offer both long and short-term counselling and psychotherapy to everyone 18 years of age and over. I offer two locations one in central Bourne and also in Thurlby in the suburb of Bourne. I offer a therapeutic, non-judgemental and confidential service.
Within our therapeutic environment, empathy, compassion and respect is at the heart of our work together. My integrative practice and philosophy is a blend of a humanistic stance and belief in the recurrent evolutionary ability to develop through relationships. I firmly believe that a robust therapeutic relationship can alleviate mental distress. By experiencing my own personal journey through therapy, I am mindful of each client’s individual uniqueness. My aim is to be creative in facilitating and building a unique therapeutic relationship.
Life can be very challenging: at times seeking professional help may well be the right way forward to bring resolve to your challenges through a confidential therapeutic relationship. Our first meeting will be an exploration of what you feel you need from our sessions and how best to support you with this. Ultimately our relationship is uncompromisable and this will allow us to engage and assess our suitability to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Professional Accreditation
Registered Member MBACP and MBACP Accreditation
BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative therapeutic counselling
Bereavement Awareness (Ascentis level 2)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Level 3)
Advanced Skills and Theory in Counselling (Level 3)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)
Introduction Course in Counselling
Diploma in pre-school education 0 to 5 years (awarded by the early years working alliance)
I attend regular and appropriate continued professional development courses/workshops/seminars to enhance my practice, and in line with my MBACP membership.
My experience of counselling within a 'Sexual Abuse Referral Centre' was resourceful in broadening my knowledge of how trauma from childhood may impact our adult relationships; and how the impact of sexual abuse in adulthood/childhood can impact our daily lives. In addition, my time spent there brought experience in working with self-harm; OCD; domestic abuse; depression; anxiety; sexual exploitation; bereavement.
I attended an 8 week in-depth stress reduction 'Mindfulness' course for my personal development and to advance my experience and knowledge of this technique within my practice.
I have worked as a voluntary telephone support worker with Parent line plus
I have a corporate background and held positions in Sales/Secretarial/P.A. roles.
Counselling can help us to gain insight into how we relate within our relationships and discover new ways of being: creating new patterns of relating and cultivating a stronger sense of 'self'.
PLEASE NOTE: I am currently practising telephone counselling/zoom, due to Government Guidelines to social distancing: (I also offer limited in-face counselling sessions, please state if this is your preference, and request a copy of my mitigation guidelines.)
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
- £40.00 per 50 minute session per individual (Face to face work)
- £25.00 per 30 minute initial consultation meeting
- PAYMENT: to be paid in advance of the booked session by BACS
Some concessions available: please contact me direct for information. I offer reduced rates for both young adult students in tertiary education and trainee counsellors.
Variations to listed fees: Multiple persons/EAP.
* I accept cash//cheque or bank transfer (Bank transfers to be paid in advance of the upcoming session)
Organisation Fees: please consult with me direct to discuss fees/expectations/reports et cetera.
GP referrals welcome.
Concessions offered for
There is off road free parking available at both locations.
Please note my central Bourne location is wheelchair friendly.
Appointments can be made by Email; Telephone; Text: Please leave a voicemail if I am not available and I will return your call soonest possible. Thank you.