Debra Gledhill (MBACP) BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
I am an integrative psychotherapeutic practitioner with an Honours (BSc) degree in integrative counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; and hold current indemnity insurance.
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
BACP - Accredited Registrant
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.
My experience of counselling within a 'Sexual Abuse Referral Centre' was resourceful in broadening my knowledgye 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'.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular interest in working with social isolation through illness, or as a carer, and the impact this may have on your everyday life. If you would like to explore the impact on your daily life due to these difficult circumstance(s) I offer a reduced rate for low income due to illness related issues/carers.
- £40.00 per 50 minute session per individual
- £25.00 per 30 minute initial consultation meeting
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.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My room is based on the ground floor and is both mobility issue/wheel chair friendly: including toilet access.
I offer daytime appointments and can be flexible with some evening appointments, please contact me for availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|