Debbie Lavinchi

Debbie Lavinchi


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07391544924
Website

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Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX2
07391544924
Sessions from £30.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I help individuals and couples who are struggling right now. 

I aim to see you within 4-7 working days, you will hear from me within 24hrs.

Being told to wait on a waiting list is not acceptable to me, if you need help right now.

This is how I work, and I keep it that simple.

Practice description

I want to work where you feel truly heard and wanted, you will feel that I have listened your voice. I understand by making contact  "your life is not great and you are reaching out for help." You are tired from struggling and feeling trapped with your thoughts 24/7.

I will "get you" and together we will find a way that's better than what you have right now. It may not the the fairy tale ending we all seek and hope for, but it will be a life that's better, manageable and realistic for you to work between our sessions and moving forward with your life. 

My first session

After making contact with me, we will arrange our first session and I will ask you some questions and take notes. This background information will help me understand your reactions, why you feel or react in a certain way. Some patterns can be learnt or passed down from generation to generation. Background information helps me to understand your journey to this point in your life.

We will discuss how to get the best from each other in session, and how to manage awkward conversations when you would normally shut down. This is all part of our working contract, what is comfortable and work at a pace which works for you, a pace in session and out of session. 

I will talk to you about my legal requirements and what confidentiality means. When WE would agree to a 3rd party referral and how long my notes are stored.

Once our first session has ended, we will discuss if you are happy that I am the right therapist for you. If you felt the connection was right and it works for you. This is the time when a second session gets agreed and booked.

You will always have options with me, it is a bespoke service made for you. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, 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

Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX4
07391 544924
Sessions from £30.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, my name is Debbie and I am a fully trained counselling practitioner.  

I can help you with and it is not limited to, domestic abuse (male or female) stress and struggles of being a carer, depression & anxiety, bereavement from illness or from a suicide,  OCD,  couple's therapy, work related stress, or panic disorders. 

If it is affecting you, then you need to talk to someone.

The umbrella of Mental Health can and will dismantle you from within. Bereavement may leave you feeling happy, isolated, numb, alone, frightened, or scared. Especially if the bereavement relates to a child or it's sudden and unexpected. Even a complicated death can leave a scar and confusion.

I am passionate about building a therapeutic relationship, one which allows you full autonomy. Let me start the process and our end goal is too accept yourself, love yourself and forgive yourself. You are worth it and you owe it to yourself to be at peace, and live your life how you want to live it.

There may be times in session when you feel overwhelmed or even slightly challenged but stay with the process. When you have reached the finishing line, your final self-reflection of yourself will be  worth its weight in gold. Only You can judge yourself and see how much you have grown as a person and know how far you have moved forward with your life.

Let me have one hour out of your week, I am here for you and truthfully - that's all you really need. One hour of talking about you.


Practice description

I work Person-Centred, which in laymen's term means - I work along the side of you. We are equal in this working relationship. I am directed by you and your emotions. Each session is organic, it is lead by what you bring into our session.

I don't know you, only you know yourself and your emotions. I am trained how to listen and then together we will piece together what are you struggling with or what's making you feel angry, confused, or sad. It doesn't always have to be catastrophic to be a problem. How many times have you fallen over a small stone and moved around the boulder?

I want the truth from your eyes. This is your picture and how you are experiencing life.


My first session

Our first point of contact would have been made from you reading about myself from a listing on a directory or from a self referral form from my website, www.twostalking.co.uk. 

After talking to me on the phone or from messaging we will arrange our first counselling session. We will talk about " the client contract"  and my legal requirements surrounding confidentiality and how I store any notes which I may take with your permission during our session. This may also include any homework exercises which might form part of your therapy within our agreement. We will also discuss the cancellation policy.   

I will ask you open questions to find out about your past and how your past has made the person who I now have the pleasure in meeting and working with. I will work each session with what you bring into each session, it will never be directed by me. I will ask you questions and I will maintain the control to hold you and keep you safe within the session but the content is all yours - this is your session, you pay for this service.

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, 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