Deborah Birley

Deborah Birley

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Buckden

Buckden PE19
Sessions from £50.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

The objectives of a counselling relationship will vary according to the individuals needs. Relationship issues, depression, panic attacks, anxiety all seem to be a product of the lifestyles we are now living, dealing with these issues will enable you to work towards living in a more satisfactory and resourceful way. We all have the tendency to repeat patterns of behaviour and allow our past experiences to affect our present . Even though we would like to change, we can often feel unable to do so. Painful situations in the present often have their roots in the past. This understanding allows the possibility of greater freedom of thought and action, leading to change.

 I have nearly 25 year's experience as a counsellor in a variety of settings including doctors’ surgeries and educational establishments. 

I worked as a play therapist for the National children's charity Place2Be for seven years.  Having run a project for children needing emotional and therapeutic support. I am  able to work with children in the area of play and creative arts. With this option they are able to explore and express themselves through other modes and activities. Adults can also benefit from these methods of therapy.

I offer short or longer term therapy, depending on the nature of the presenting issues, either in person or on Zoom.

I operate a private practice in my home, ensuring confidentiality providing time and space for people to work at their own pace, whatever their issues. There is parking available, and a regular bus service runs to Buckden, if needed.  

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Family therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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