Dip. Couns. Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
Hello and a warm welcome to my website. More often known as Debs, I’m a qualified adult and couples counsellor and counselling supervisor practising from my quiet and private garden therapy room in Wingerworth, close to Chesterfield in beautiful Derbyshire.I have experience of working with an extensive range of life’s issues; including loss and bereavement, relationship problems, separation and divorce, historical and current domestic, sexual and emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, bullying, low self-esteem, body and image concerns, lack of motivation and direction, workplace issues, the effects of traumatic events, coping with physical and mental health issues, self harm and suicidal thoughts.As a professional, I’m a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) – but just as important, as a person I am open, genuine and really down-to-earth, with a warm and welcoming approach. Feel free to take a look around, and I hope my site is helpful in your search for a counsellor or counselling supervisor. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to get in touch.Qualifications & Practice ExperienceDiploma in Therapeutic Counselling - 2013BACP Accreditation - awarded 2016Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling (CounsellingWorks) - 2016Volunteer Counsellor 2012 - 2013: Platform 51 Women's Agency NottinghamVolunteer Counsellor 2013 - 2015: ISAS (Incest & Sexual Abuse Survivors), NewarkPrivate Practice 2015 - present
My counselling approach is person-centred, formed on a therapeutic relationship that is caring, genuine and non-judgemental.
I provide counselling for adult individuals and couples, and clinical supervision for trainee and qualified counsellors.
The therapy I offer helps you to explore your problems as you talk, in a safe and trusted environment.
My Therapy and Me
Qualified and practising as a person-centred counsellor, what I primarily provide is a space where the focus is on the person themselves – who they are and the problems they’re facing – and where they can talk openly and honestly and be really heard; sometimes for the very first time.
The Person Centred Approach is developed from the work of American psychologist, Carl R Rogers, and I believe in his premise that working collaboratively to establish the optimum relationship – based on trust, warmth, acceptance and non-judgement – facilitates a natural healing process and growth. I also trust that people are their own best experts, and that everyone has a natural survival tendency, so they will always seek to develop and be the best they can be for themselves if the right conditions are in place.
Being non-directive in principle, I trust in my clients’ capacity to know for themselves how many sessions they may want, and I’m able to offer both short and long-term counselling based upon individual needs.