Deborah Birley

Deborah Birley

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Buckden

Buckden PE19
Sessions from £45.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

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

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 / Aspergers syndrome, 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, Emotion 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 counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited