Debra Nolan Accredited Counsellor Dip.Couns
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile - I can imagine you've scrolled through so many already!
By offering you the opportunity to process things at your own pace, in a confidential, non-judgemental and respectful environment, I hope we can work together to enable you to come to a better understanding of the difficulties you face, to explore where you fit in your world and to find peace within it.
I am a qualified accredited counsellor, who uses an integrative psycho-dynamic model of counselling - this not only looks at what is happening in the here and now, but also takes into account those childhood experiences that continue to impact us into adulthood (whether we are aware of them or not!) My model of counselling also incorporates the teachings of Gerard Egan, which aims to help people identify opportunities and goals in their life for personal improvement and growth.
HOW TO GET STARTED:
You've taken the brave first step to look for a counsellor. You can email me first, or just jump straight in and call me. If I'm unable to get to the phone, leave me a message and I will ring you back as soon as possible. We can have an initial chat, and if you feel you want to go ahead, I will email you a self-referral form. I offer either a telephone assessment or face to face appointment (this will be free of charge), where we will look briefly at what has brought you here, how counselling works, confidentiality, the length of each session and frequency. Your counselling will be arranged to fit your availability and will move at a pace you are comfortable with. What you talk about will be led by you, and you will not be forced to work on something that you are not comfortable discussing.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Achieved Accreditation August 2020)
Transactional Analysis 101
Couples Counselling - Counselling Academy
PESI uk - Online Therapy Training - Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals
I have maintained Continuous Professional Development since qualifying, and have received training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Post-abuse trauma, Self-Harm, Gender Identity, Dealing with Anxiety and Depression, Narcissism to name but a few.
Enhanced DBS Certificate
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial 30 minute consultation - FREE
Individual Counselling - £35 per 1 hour session
Couples Counselling £60 per 90 minute session
Counselling students own personal therapy £20 per session
Payment by Cash, Bank Transfer or PayPal
Concessions offered for
I am a Registered Accredited Counsellor with 'ACC', and in accordance with their ethical guideIines I have regularly monthly supervision and attend a minimum of 25 hours per year of continuous professional development to keep me up to date with current issues.
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