Deborah Ward

Deborah Ward

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07711 553540

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Therapist - Witney

Witney OX29
07711 553540
Sessions from £60.00


About me and my therapy practice

My approach is integrative, collaborative and active in focussing on the issues identified by the client. I work with dreams, metaphor, images and fantasy within an object relaional frame. I also work at a practical level.

Most of my work is long-term psychotherapy, although I do occasionally offer short-term counselling. I work with a wide range of issues and specialise in early loss, trauma, separation and absence of 'good enough' parenting as well as working with adults who have a history of childhood abuse; physical and psychological.

One of my primary goals is to understand the subtle and unique ways a person perceives and experiences people, situations, traumas and events and why they do. In other words, how the individual attributes their own particular meaning to events. This can be difficult for the mind to put in logical terms. The use of dreams and metaphor opens up a freer and more fluid means of expression. This creative language often bypasses or highlights habitual thought and goes closer to the heart of the matter. There are gems in this inner world.

My first session

Our first and, sometimes, second session is for assessment of your needs from therapy and whether I feel I am the right type of therapist to meet those needs. Additionally, it gives you the chance to gain an idea of me and how I work. 

We will also discuss terms, time, appointment and payment commitments as well as other administrative issues. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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