Deborah Andrews

Deborah Andrews


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
01647432895
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Therapist - Okehampton

Okehampton TQ13
01647432895
Sessions from £35.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Hello and welcome. My name is Debbie Andrews. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and supervisor, registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I have a degree in Psychology and regularly attend continuing professional development courses. I have worked with a wide range of ages and issues including anxiety, bereavement, depression, disability, domestic violence, LGBTQ, low self esteem, school issues, self harm, young people and adolescents.

Sometimes life can be overwhelming and it's good to talk about what's going on with someone who isn't a friend or a family member and who won't tell you what to do or judge you. I work with my clients to help them find their own answers; to understand what is going on for them. It is often through confidentially talking through their situation that clients begin to understand what they are thinking or feeling.

One of my aims is to explore healthy ways of coping as well as looking at things that have happened in the past. It is my belief that while counselling can't change your circumstances it can help with how you react to them and give you choices and control.

I am a Christian working in a person centred way.

Practice description

I am a person-centred counsellor. I believe that you are the expert on you, and that my role is to support you by working with you help untangle your thoughts and feelings..I agree with Carl Rogers, who pioneered person-centred theory: that we want to be the best version of ourselves. To do that it helps to discover what's going on in our heads in order to work through our life choices and to be the best we can be. Counselling is not about telling you what to do - it's about listening and wanting to understand how life feels in your shoes. And that's where I hope to help you.

What to expect

We work in my studio - a warm, quiet, comfortable and confidential space. I offer a free 30 minute trial session so that you can see if you feel comfortable working with me and if I am the right counsellor for you. Subsequent sessions last 50 minutes (£35 per session) and I believe it is beneficial to meet weekly for as many times as we both find helpful, whether that just be a few sessions or more longer term.

I am happy to work online using various video platforms or the telephone. I have just resumed working in my studio as we can have the windows open for a good cross breeze and sit 2m apart.

My first session

I start by asking you a few questions about yourself, why you would like counselling and what you are hoping to get out of it. Counselling is a talking therapy, it's about being really listened to and heard.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, 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

Supervisor - Okehampton

Okehampton TQ13
01647432895
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Christian working in a person centred way.

Practice description

We work in my studio - a warm, quiet, comfortable and confidential space. I offer a free 30 minute trial session so that you can see if you feel comfortable working with me and if I am the right counsellor for you. Subsequent sessions last 50 minutes (£35 per session) and I believe it is beneficial to meet weekly for as many times as we both find helpful, whether that just be a few sessions or more longer term.

I am happy to work online using various video platforms or the telephone. I have just resumed working in my studio as we can have the windows open for a good cross breeze and sit 2m apart.

My first session

I offer the first session free to give us a feel if we can work together.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, 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