Deborah Thorley

Deborah Thorley

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Whitehaven

Whitehaven CA28
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I am currently offering face to face, 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. 

Walking and talking sessions are available locally adhering to the current COVID 19 restrictions

About me and my therapy practice

I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2008. I work therapeutically with you adults (16+) creating a safe space for you to explore feelings in a non judgemental empathic environment, I  offer a service that is flexible, compassionate, confidential and friendly. 


I offer a safe therapeutic space for people who want to understand themselves on a deeper level, or who might 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. The therapeutic journey will help you find ways to understand yourself that will bring about the changes which then help you to be  positive, fulfilled and able to manage your own way of being. 

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

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. I have completed online and telephone counselling training, Over the years, I have worked with people of all ages from children to older adults, from different backgrounds and cultures, each with their own individual experiences.

I offer ongoing support, short and long term and motivational sessions. These take place at times to suit you, weekly through to monthly sessions. When you contact me we can talk about the therapy that will work for you. 

Practice description

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

Sessions available on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis as agreed

Walking and talking sessions are available locally

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 £45.00 per hour

Walking and talking is available within a 15 mile radius of the Whitehaven area, depending on COVID 19 restrictions

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers 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, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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