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I work Monday through to Friday. I have 'in person' session times at a clinic in Falmouth as well as availability for online (Zoom) sessions during lockdown, or for clients who would prefer to work this way rather than travelling.
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, I'm Debbie, a relational therapist working with adults, couples and young people, and have been engaged in therapeutic work since 1999. I work in person as well as providing online sessions during lockdown, and for clients who might not be able or just prefer, not to travel.
I started working therapeutically with children who had suffered complex trauma. It was working alongside these incredible children that led me to understand the significance of relationships in human development, personality structure and the healing process.
I have worked in and led organisations as a clinical lead, senior therapist, consultant, trainer and supervisor. My work has taken place in children's homes, universities and social services, as well as in private practice. An important aspect of my work is my own personal therapy, supervision and on going training/development; I consider the therapists own work to be crucial...
Making the decision and then the process of finding a therapist, is a very personal process. My aim is to create a safe and confidential space where clients are supported in expressing their deepest feelings, fears and experiences, without fear of judgement or shaming. Together we can explore experiences, find ways to accept and manage circumstances that might not be possible to change, and where helpful, make changes that will serve you better.
I trained as a Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist.
TA (transactional analysis) is a model for understanding personalities, relationships and how we communicate with and respond to the world. Describing myself as Relational means that I consider our therapeutic relationship to be the most important aspect of the work.
Sessions last for 50 minutes. I see clients at the same time weekly, for open ended, mid to long term psychotherapy as well as for short term counselling (usually up to 12 sessions). We can discuss which approach might be most helpful for you.
My first session
I offer an initial twenty minute telephone or zoom consultation free of charge to see if we should work together; I will also email you a 'client information sheet'. As well as saying a little bit about what to expect, it includes the address/directions for the clinic (if we are meeting in person), my fees, payment and cancellation processes.
Following this, if we have agreed that therapy and my approach may be helpful, we will arrange a regular date and time to meet. We can decide whether video calls such as zoom, or sessions 'in person' in the clinic, are most helpful for you and your circumstances.
During the first session we will start to 'contract' for the work. Contracting is considered an important aspect of TA as it acknowledges both of our participation/responsibilities and encourages ongoing reflection of the purpose, aim and goals. It also involves planning the ending when the time feels right
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Development coaching, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Time-limited