Deborah Thorley

Deborah Thorley

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Whitehaven

Whitehaven CA28
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available


I am currently offering online and/or telephone counselling. My availability is flexible and I can also offer evening and weekend sessions at times to suit you. Please contact me to discuss your options. 

About me and my therapy practice

I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2008. I have worked therapeutically with children and adults from different backgrounds, who each bring their own unique issues and experiences to the counselling process. 

The relationship between therapist and client is an important factor is facilitating change and I offer an environment that is non-judgemental, inclusive and empathic.  

Over the years, I have worked with many different people of all ages from children through to older adults, from different backgrounds and cultures, each with their own individual experiences. I work with people who want to understand themselves on a deeper level, or who use therapy as an ongoing way to maintain their happiness and well-being. It is not always easy to face difficulties and find ways to resolve them, but I have worked with and seen people find ways to understand themselves in a  way that brings about the changes which then lead to more positive, fulfilled and interesting ways of living.

The therapeutic process can help you to grow in times of anxiety and mental stress and become a stronger version of yourself.  I have studied many differing modalities over the years,  and now use an approach that includes aspects of these within my practice including solution focused, trauma informed, brief solution focused, with maintaining a person centred approach at the heart of all I do, putting the person at the centre of the therapeutic journey.  

It's natural to feel apprehensive or uncertain about what to expect from therapy if you haven't been before. I will provide a welcoming and non-judgemental environment for us to explore together what you feel and look at how this is negatively impacting your life which will then support you to work towards feeling happier and more fulfilled.

Practice description

Due to the current situation with COVID19 I am offering online via Skype or Zoom and/or telephone counselling.

My first session

I offer a free 15 - 20 minute telephone conversation to enable us to discuss what you are hoping to achieve from counselling and if I am the right therapist for you. 

Following this sessions are charged at £40.00 per hour

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, OCD, Phobias, Self esteem, Self-harm, Trauma

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling