Debbie Lavinchi

Debbie Lavinchi

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX2
Sessions from £40.00


  • 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 this simple.

Practice description

I want to work where you feel truly heard and wanted, you will know 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 "understand 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 is better, more manageable and be realistic for you to work in-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 to understand your behaviour, 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 how you have got 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 you find 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 believe I am the right therapist for you. If the connection felt right and counselling 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, and it's made for you. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers 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