Deborah Colman

Deborah Colman

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07883 763402

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Therapist - London

London SE1
07883 763402
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I’m Deborah and welcome to my profile.

I understand the challenge and importance of finding a professional you can trust, who you’ll feel comfortable with, who will understand you and who can help you; these elements are crucial for effective therapy. In my private practice I offer:

  • Warmth, care, sensitivity and support for adults of any age and background
  • A confidential, non-judgemental, therapeutic space in Southwark SE1, in person, on Zoom, by telephone and Walk & Talk
  • A safe space, where you can be you, at your own pace
  • An opportunity to be truly heard and understood
  • A non-directive approach where I will be led by you
  • A unique approach tailored specifically for your needs
  • Help for you to discover a better way of being in your life

I am an experienced, qualified integrative therapeutic counsellor.

‘Integrative’ means that I draw on different counselling theories in my work according to your circumstances and specific needs, both in the moment and over the course of your therapy; this means my approach to working with you will be as unique as you.

I am a registered member of the regulating body BACP and I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework for good practice. I attend regular clinical supervision and I'm committed to client confidentiality and continuing professional and personal development.

Practice description

Counselling sessions will involve us working together to explore your thoughts, feelings, perceptions, experiences and meanings. Whether you are struggling with big life issues from the past (eg childhood, family), present (eg relationships, loss, stress), long-term difficulties (eg anxiety, depression, self-esteem) or feel lost, low or unsure of how you feel, counselling with me can help. Also, you do not need to have a crisis to benefit from therapy; personal development is empowering and can help you cope better with life.

Our therapeutic relationship will be at the heart of what we can achieve in the healing process; it will be from this place of security that we’ll work at a deeper level, at your pace. With your increased self-awareness, deeper insight and understanding we can create a special opportunity for positive change and lasting growth. How you think, your relationship to yourself and to others can benefit as well as opening the possibility of living a more fulfilling life in the present and true to you.

I have worked clinically in a number of settings with clients of different ages, backgrounds and presenting difficulties. These settings have spanned private agencies, charitable sectors and school contexts as well as private practice in London. I am experienced in helping my clients work through a broad range of life’s difficulties. 

My first session

The first session is our opportunity to meet each other and we will explore what brings you to therapy and what you hope to get out of it. I can answer any questions you have and explain how I work and I will be honest with you about how counselling with me can help you.

I offer day and evening appointments Monday to Friday to adults in person, on Zoom, by telephone and Walk & Talk.

In person sessions are held at:

Borough House Rooms

3rd & 4th Floor, 78-80 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LL

Nearest tubes/train London Bridge and Borough

On street pay and display and Union Car Park available in nearby Union St

It is wheelchair friendly with a lift


Walk & Talk therapy along the River Thames

Start at Blackfriars Station South Entrance and walk along the Thames, east through Bankside or west through Southbank, the choice is yours.

Weekday mornings only at 8am, 9am and 10am  

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken