Deborah is an experienced BACP-registered counsellor and psychotherapist. Alongside her private practice she has worked as an NHS counsellor and currently works in education.

I can help with...

  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress

Types of client I see

  • Individuals
  • Couples

Languages I speak

  • English

Location(s)

  • Contact me for details

Types of therapy I offer

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative psychotherapy/counselling
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy

My approach

I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I have a private practice in Archway, North London and I am part of a group practice based in Waterloo and Kings Cross.

Integrative therapy draws on the three key therapeutic models:

  • humanistic-existential
  • cognitive-behavioural
  • psychodynamic

Everyone is different and I believe that the most helpful approach or integration of approaches will be the one that works best for you as an individual and the particular issues you bring to therapy.

People come to therapy for all kinds of reasons. You may feel stuck, anxious or overwhelmed by emotions. You may be coping with change – the end of a relationship, bereavement, parenthood, the loss of a job or the challenges of a new one. Therapy can also be about a desire for change – to stop self-blaming, to accept and let go of the past, or to feel more confident about work or more positive about life.

Whatever brings you to therapy, I aim to provide a safe, confidential space where you can talk about whatever is on your mind at a pace that suits you. It’s a chance to explore where you are now, where you would like to be and how you can work towards getting there.

My role is to help you to explore your feelings and thoughts in a way that promotes insight and self-awareness and to support you as you work towards better clarity and understanding. I try to provide the right conditions for you to express yourself and to feel heard and understood.

It’s your story and although it may not always feel that way, you are the person who knows most about how you feel and about your particular experience and concerns.

I also believe that the most powerful and empowering long-term solutions are often the ones you come to yourself and I would like you to leave therapy with a good understanding of how you can draw on your own inner resources to help yourself in the future.

Past experience

I have previously worked as a counsellor in NHS primary care, as as EAP counsellor, as a university counsellor and with women in custody at HMP Holloway. Before retraining as a counsellor and psychotherapist in 2010, I worked for 20 years as a journalist, writer and editor. I bring a broad and varied life experience to therapy and welcome every new client as a unique individual.

Professional affiliations

I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and work in accordance with their code of ethics. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor.

Fees

  • Individuals: £50–£70 per session
  • Couples: £60–£100 per session