Debra Pulford

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Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I am an integrative counsellor and clinical supervisor having had experience of working with adults, children, young people and couples covering a wide range of issues such as depression, trauma, abuse, anxiety, bereavement, low self esteem, low confidence, self herm, stress, bullying, addictions, mental health, relationship issues and more. I currently work with adolescents and adults.


Working as an integrative counsellor means looking at your concerns and needs and  working in a way that suits you best by integrating techniques, and helping to focus on body sensations, thoughts, emotions and feelings.

I currently work from a safe, comfortable space running a private practice working face to face, online via zoom, or other preferred platforms with adults and young people.  I have worked within a primary school counselling adults and young children, together with supervising individuals and groups. I also work with an Employee Assisted Programme helping with work related issues and helping to keep people in work whilst helping with any issues they may be experiencing.

I have previously worked for a local college providing support for adolescents and adults with learning support needs.

Through having counselling and training and working through my own trauma and loss, this has enabled self awareness & understanding. This means I can work in a variety of ways which can help with difficulties or challenges that life throws at you, and to help get your life back on track. This would be working in a way to suit you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and ASIIP (The Adlerian Society of the United Kingdom and the Institute for Individual Psychology). I adhere to their guidelines and ethical framework.

I have been approved to be on the first psychological therapists' register to be accredited under the new scheme set up by the Department of Health. It has been approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

My counselling expertise includes working as a voluntary counsellor for a secondary school in Cambridge working with adolescents; providing counselling for staff and children together with supervision for staff at a local primary school; providing counselling for clients at a local registered Debt charity; providing counselling for referrals to a local counselling business, counselling children within a primary school and also accepting short term counselling for a registered provider of choice for psychological assessment and treatment, together with taking on short-term counselling for EAP (Employee Assisted Programmes) companies.

I have a private practise based in Godmanchester working from a safe, warm, non judgemental, private and confidential environment. Sessions are held online via various platforms.

Training & Qualifications:-

  • Certificate in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy
  • Certificate in Breathwork
  • Certificate in Supervision - ASIIP - The Adlerian Society of the United Kingdom and the Institute for Individual Psychology
  • Higher National Diploma in Counselling Level 4
  • Certificate in Motivational Therapeutic Interventions Level 4
  • Certificate in Couple Counselling Course
  • Creative Arts Therapy Training (Accredited by PTUK)
  • Skills and Theory for Counselling Young People NQF level 3 (Accredited by PTUK)
  • Course in Online Therapy - Online Therapy Institute
  • Certificate in Online Therapy - Counselling Tutor
  • Certificate in Online Therapy - BACP & Open University
  • Certificate in Understanding Substance Misuse
  • Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory NCFE Level 2
  • Choices Counsellor Training - Understanding the Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Child Protection Training
  • First Aid Training
  • CRB Checked
  • Counselling Tutor at local college - CPCAB Tutor approved
  • Supervisor for an approved CPCAB centre


I am continually committed to continuous professional development which enables me to offer the best service that I can to clients.

Member organisations

BACP
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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

I work with clients Face to Face, Zoom, WhatsApp, Telephone and other online platforms. I have a private, confidential room and see clients from a variety of locations across the UK which include Huntingdon, St Ives, St Neots, Cambridge and Peterborough, and Europe, offering counselling and clinical supervision.

I work with adolescents and adults offering short term and long term counselling with a particular focus on trauma therapy.

I offer clinical supervision working in a collaborative way.

I can currently offer a variety of appointments Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9am and 4pm.

Fees are between £45.00 and £55.00 per session -Face to Face, Online and Telephone. This is for Therapy and Supervision.


When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Thursday 9am - 4pm.

Please note that I will be on annual leave from March 20th until April 8th 2024 and will reply to any correspondence on my return to work. Thank you.

Further information

In accordance with GDPR - General Data Protection Act any personal information you send via this website will only be used to contact you with details of services you have requested. This act relates to my use and storage of your information and I do not retain your personal information for any other purpose or share with any other organisation.

I am registered with the 'Information Commissioners Office' (ICO) to comply with The Data Protection Act (1998).

 I am able to offer Face to Face sessions, online therapy via Zoom and other secure online platforms, together with telephone counselling. Please contact me for further information.

Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I can offer online services by Zoom, telephone or email

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Doxy
Google Meet

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