Hello and welcome. My name is Debbie, I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, I also deliver counselling training.
I recognise that making the decision to come for counselling may be a difficult one. I can promise you that I will not judge you and that I have chosen this line of work to help support you, because I want to, because I believe in you. Together we can work out your personal goals and challenges - helping you to better understand yourself and what it is that might be impacting on you now
I will not decide how or what we will talk about - this will be your choice - at all times - I will however help you to focus and prioritise some of the things that are bothering you to enable a more content way of living. I may challenge some of your current ways of thinking, in order to best understand what is happening and why you feel the way you do, but I will always respect and value you and your thoughts, feelings and opinions.
Whether you are feeling anxious or uncertain - or you past is impacting on you; whether you have been diagnosed with a mental health illness or, what ever it is that is bothering you I will never judge your reasons for coming to see me, your counsellor
I have worked with a variety of clients and concerns ranging from issues surrounding the work place to cultural, personal and institutional. I encourage an open honest and respectful environment to facilitate understanding and focus purely on your goals and ambitions.I believe fundamentally that with the correct conditions, environment and relationship, peace and understanding is achievable.
Some of the issues I work with:
Mental health issues
For more information see below
I am more than happy to speak with you via email or phone should you want to find a little more out before you make a decision; this can be a great way to make initial contact which may suit you
I am offering a home visit service - although this will require an initial assessment for health and safety reasons.
This is only available under certain circumstances and we can discuss this option.
Prices are listed below - please note that I am able to offer discount - DLA, Jobseekers etc
Training, qualifications & experience
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Individual Member
Counselling and Pychotherapy Central Awarding Body accredited courses
Experienced Tutor for Counselling Skills and Training
Delivery of CPD tailored for agencies and organisations looking at developing clear authentic communication
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling
I am a tutor for Counselling and therefore recognise the importance of experiencing how to communicate in an honest, open and sincere way which supports in maintaining the ethos and personal values I hold closely to promoting the power of being understood and heard. This continually develops an understanding of group work safely and ethically
Areas of counselling I deal with
Child related issues
Generalised anxiety disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Work related stress