Debra Nash - Counselling & Supervision Registered MBACP (Accred).
I'm Debs and I'm a warm and supportive individual and couples counsellor and supervisor with particular interest in relationships, bereavement, loss and trauma; and how they can impact us, often more than we feel we can cope with.
Qualified and practising as a person-centred counsellor, I primarily provide a space where the focus is on the person themselves – who you are and the problems you’re facing, and where you can talk openly and honestly and be really heard; I'm told, sometimes for the very first time.
The Person Centred Approach is developed from the work of American psychologist, Carl R Rogers, and I believe in his premise that working collaboratively to establish the optimum relationship – based on trust, warmth, acceptance and non-judgement – facilitates a natural healing process and growth. I also trust that people are their own best experts, and that everyone has a natural survival tendency, so they will always seek to develop and be the best they can be for themselves if the right conditions are in place.
Being non-directive in principle, I trust in my clients’ capacity to know for themselves how many sessions they may want, and I’m able to offer both short and long-term counselling based upon individual needs.
As a professional, I’m a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), with additional Accreditation status - but just as important, as a person I am open, genuine and really down-to-earth, with a warm and welcoming approach.
Why come to counselling?
Sometimes we just know that we need someone to speak to other than a friend or family member, because what we are feeling and what’s happening in our lives feels too big to cope with or to worry a loved one with. That’s when most people consider counselling.
If you have worries that are affecting you and your daily life, then your upset is as important as anyone else’s. No issue is too small if you feel you really need to talk.
Is counselling advice?
No, counsellors are not advisors and we can’t tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. We are merely facilitators; helping you to find your own voice to discover who you are, to cope with what you’re feeling, and to realise what you want to achieve and how you think you can do that.
What can be achieved?
Sometimes you can solve your problems and sometimes circumstances are out of your control. The level of what’s achievable is something you may want to consider, and what is achievable might not be what you expect or set out for. Sometimes, having someone who hears you and understands - who can sit with you in your distress and dilemmas, so you’re not alone - is all a person needs.
While there is much evidence to support the benefits of counselling for emotional wellbeing, when focusing on difficult issues and feelings, people can sometimes feel a little worse before they feel better, particularly in the earliest weeks. This is quite normal, and I’m attentive and aware of this as part of the process, to be the most supportive I’m able to be, as needed.
Training, qualifications & experience
* BACP Accredited 2016
* CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
* Ascentis Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care
* Advanced Post Diploma Certificate - Person Centred Couples Training
* Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision
Specialised counselling experience:
2 years counsellor volunteer with Incest & Sexual Abuse Survivors (ISAS), Nottinghamshire
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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£45 per 50 minute session (individuals)
£55 per 60 minute session (couples)
£67.50 (90 minutes)
Please contact me if you would like to discuss the potential for us to work together. There is no obligation and you can ask me all the questions you need answering to see if I might be the right therapist for you. **Please check your junk/spam folder - I will always respond to enquiries **
Any arranged appointment that is cancelled or postponed within 24 working hours (not including weekends or bank holidays) is subject to full payment of the session fee.
I'm pleased to be able to offer my practice in my private garden therapy room in Wingerworth, Chesterfield; a space I've been able to personally create for clients to feel comfortable and safe in as they explore their issues.
The room has it's own separate access from a quiet cul-de-sac and benefits from on-street parking. There is one step to access the room, so it is suitable to those with limited mobility. I have toilet facilities and offer drinks.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Mondays & Thursdays morning & evening. Tuesdays & Wednesdays afternoon & evening.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Trained with a Diploma in the person-centred supervision approach, my focus is on my supervisees and their experience of themselves within their work and relationships with clients.View supervision profile