Debra Hamilton

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Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Ashtead KT21 & Dorking RH5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome and well done for taking the first step to getting help. I am a psychodynamically trained counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), offering warmth, empathy and compassion. I am able to help you with many issues including anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self esteem and bereavement as well as issues arising from the recent pandemic. 

We may all struggle at different times in our lives and sometimes things can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to see a way forward. Often we are caught up in our daily lives and it can feel hard to reach out to others about our worries and concerns. I believe I can help you unravel what is troubling you. 

I offer psychodynamic therapy which looks at how past events may influence your current patterns of relating. I will provide a space for you to talk through your feelings without fear of judgement, helping you to make sense of your current discomfort or anxiety.

For more information or to book a counselling session, I would like to invite you to get in touch with me by calling 07920 342882 or use the contact form to email me. 

Please send an email here.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • HE Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling from Greenwich University
  • BA Early Childhood Studies - Roehampton University
  • BACP Registered Member

I have been counselling for five years and fully qualified in July 2020. Prior to that I had a career in Early Education for many years. I currently also work in the local community as a counsellor for a local charity. I am a registered member of the professional body: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.  I am fully insured, registered with the ICO and my work is overseen by an experienced supervisor.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

Fees are £60 per session. I am able to offer some concessions so please ask and I will look at individual circumstances.

Payment by bank transfer in advance of session.

Initial Assessment will be £80.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

.I have some flexibility around online sessions so please ask.

Further information

I cover Surrey including Dorking, Banstead, Reigate, Ashtead, Leatherhead and Epsom. I am able to address many areas that may be concerning you including anxiety, depression, loneliness and bereavement as well as fears arising from post pandemic syndrome. I have also worked online during the pandemic however I am now providing face to face sessions as well as also continuing to see clients online.  Finding a therapist can be a daunting task and you may worry about how counselling works or you may wonder how it can help you.  It is important for us to talk over any concerns you may have before the initial meeting to make sure you are happy.  We offer a free initial phone call. If you are over 18 please call or send an email to find out more and I will explain how we work.

St. George's Christian Centre, Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead, Surrey, KT21 2DA

Dorking, Dorking, Surrey, RH5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Our premises in Ashtead are accessible for wheelchair users.

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Debra Hamilton
Debra Hamilton