Hi, my name is Deirdre and I am passionate about helping people to change unhelpful patterns of behaviour or thinking using a form of therapy known as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
As a qualified counsellor and anxiety coach, with many years experience in formal counselling, I am able to offer traditional face-to-face sessions and online treatment programmes via Skype or telephone.
Many people with anxiety feel as if they are ‘going mad’ or as if something is wrong with them. Whether it’s the physically symptoms of anxiety, knot in the stomach, sweating or feeling hot, the fear of blushing, rapid breathing, chaotic mind, difficulty concentrating. Or the emotions of worry, nervousness or panic.
Once we understand anxiety, we are more in control of it.
Research has shown that the first step is to learn more about the condition and how other people have overcome it.
I am one of the very few therapists that has experienced and overcome anxiety myself many years ago. I fully understand how debilitating it can be to suffer with extreme fear but I also know how great it feels to experience freedom when cured. I now use my own knowledge and personal experience to help others experience the benefits of counselling and coaching.
Think well, do well, be well.
I would really like to help you further please do contact me by phone or email. Due to the recent lockdown I am working online only by zoom, and I am happy to discuss with you how these sessions work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member BACP
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Accredited member of National Counselling Society
- Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaching
- Accredited EMCC Mental Health and Wellbeing Coach
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Weight management, Disordered Eating