Debbie O'Shaughnessy

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BPC Reg, Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling, CQSW, BA.
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Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10
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About me

I have over 30 years experience supporting individuals who are struggling to find a way through their difficulties. Working from a quiet garden room (weekdays and Saturday mornings), I offer in-person, weekly 50-minute counselling sessions to clients, helping them to gain a better understanding of themselves and their situation and helping them to make changes that last. I have a particular interest in working with people who feel uncertain or anxious about beginning counselling: I have a commitment to helping people find their own way to communicate and I welcome enquiries from anyone who would like support but finds counselling a daunting prospect. 

If you would like to try an initial meeting, I'd be pleased to hear from you: just e mail or text me with your availability and I'll get back to you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (accredited by both BPC and BACP) and I'm registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council.
  • I am a member of Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy, where I work as an Associate Counsellor and Intake Assessor. 
  • I have a background of 30 years work in a public sector setting, working with individuals who were often vulnerable, in crisis and struggling with mental health problems. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression and relationship problems. 

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£45.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

Saturday sessions- £50.00

Weekday sessions- £45.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Debbie O'Shaughnessy
Debbie O'Shaughnessy