Donald Deakin MA, BSc (Hons) MBACP
Hello, my name is Donald and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist offering qualified experienced support in the following areas:
- Addiction: Substance misuse, alcohol and process addictions.
- Eating Disorders: Anorexia, bulimia and obesity.
- Counselling to family members caring for addicts and those struggling with eating disorder.
- Relationship issues.
- Repetitive destructive behaviors.
- Motivational issues and goal achievement
- Low mood
- Issues around meaning and purpose in life
I have specialised training in eating disorders and many years of experience in addiction treatment.
I hold weekly private practice in Surbiton and from March 2020 in Hastings also.
I am a full member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and appear on their register.
Training, qualifications & experience
Before branching out to follow my own interests in late 2018 I was the clinical and administrative manager for A.S.C.A (The Addiction Support and Care Agency) which works to provide a comprehensive group and 1:1 Counselling Service for those suffering from alcoholism, substance mis-use and behavioral addictions in the Richmond and Kingston boroughs. I currently see a small number of clients in private practice.
I hold a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University and am a member of the BACP bound by their ethical code in all my client work.
In addition I have successfully completed the Master Practitioners Course in Eating Disorders and Nutritional Intervention offered by The National Center for Eating Disorders, a qualification recognized by The British Psychological Society.
As well as formal psychotherapeutic training I have extensive experience of breath-work, relaxation, meditation and mindfulness techniques which I often introduce to Clients who are suffering high degrees of stress, anxiety and depression.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £55 per hour for 1 to 1 counselling sessions with some concessions.
One off consultation and advice on addiction and eating disorder concerns.
I also offer 2 hour intensive one-off sessions for people requiring solutions and new perspectives to pressing issues these cost £80.
My areas of specialisation are:
- Eating Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Spiritual Development
- Stress and Anxiety
- Identity Issues
- Dealing with the root causes of anger and negative thinking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please phone for details, I can be flexible.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|