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About me

We all struggle at different times in our lives and sometimes things can feel overwhelming or difficult. Often we are so caught up in our daily lives that we rarely take the time to reach out to others about our worries and concerns. I believe therapy is the key to helping you unravel what is troubling you.  I offer psychodynamic therapy which looks into how the past may influence your current patterns of behaviour. I will provide a space for you to talk through your feelings without fear of judgement and help you understand yourself better.

Please have a look at The Lighthouse Counselling Partnership website for more information or 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 four years and prior to that I had a career in Early Education as well as working and volunteering in the charity sector. 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

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

From £30.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs

Additional information

Fees are on a sliding scale between £30 and £60 depending on circumstances.

Payment by bank transfer (preferred), cash or cheque

We also have a few bursary places subject to circumstances.  There may be a waiting list for these places.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work with two other counsellors and between us we have vacancies throughout the week.  We do not work weekends. Please call us to find out about current vacancies.

Further information

The Lighthouse Counselling Partnership (TLCP) cover Surrey including Dorking, Banstead, Reigate, Leatherhead and Epsom. Between us we can address many areas that may be concerning you including anxiety, depression, loneliness and bereavement as well as fears arising from the current pandemic. We have been working online for the past 18 months during Covid however we have recently started up face to face sessions one day per week and also continue to see clients online.  We are qualified psychodynamic counsellors and offer affordable rates to ensure widespread accessibility.

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.  Firstly, 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.

Dorking
Dorking
Surrey
RH5

Park Road
Banstead
Surrey
SM7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

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Debra Hamilton Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP

Debra Hamilton Psychodynamic Counsellor MBACP