Deborah Birley

Deborah Birley

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07814 940937

Contact Deborah

Therapist - Buckden

Buckden PE19
07814 940937
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I have fifteen years experience as a counsellor in a variety of settings including doctors’ surgery and educational establishments; both schools and colleges. Furthermore, I have worked with the Young Citizens Project and the Youth Offending Team. Working in an Information and Counselling Centre for Young People aged 14-25, and a Women’s Counselling Centre.

I am also a trained play therapist, working seven years for the national children’s charity, Place2Be. Having run a project for children needing emotional and therapeutic support, I am also 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.

I operate a private practice in my home which is a bungalow. I ensure confidentiality and provide 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

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

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Eclectic, 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 counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited