Debbie Plato

Debbie Plato

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Eastbourne

Eastbourne BN20
Sessions from £45.00


  • Concessionary rates


I am currently taking a sabbatical until May 2022.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a personal counsellor working with adults from age 18 right through to the later stages of life. I am also an eating disorder practitioner and offer sessions for people with a wide range of eating disorders and those with obesity.

I offer to support you as you work through whatever you bring to counselling. I have a warm, empathic manner and a non-judgemental approach. Together we will work to create a safe therapeutic relationship so you can be heard and accepted without judgement and work towards the growth or change you seek.

I have a particular interest in Eating Disorders. I am an affiliate member, National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) and I hold the NCFED Practitioners Advanced Diploma, Eating Disorders and Obesity. I follow NCFED’s approach to counselling for people with eating disorders, people of larger size and with obesity problems, this is more directive than my approach in personal counselling. 

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I abide by their Ethical Framework. 

I chose counselling as a later life career. I have a wealth of life experience having raised my family and lived in many different areas of England as well as spending some years in America. My varied working life included jobs in the voluntary sector, the Civil Service and in large Corporations. I also spent many years as a carer.

Practice description

What I can help with

Anxiety, bereavement and loss, carers / care-giving, adapting to unwelcome change, relationships, self-esteem, stress, obesity, eating disorders.

Types of Therapy

Integrative, Humanistic, Gestalt, Eating-disorder therapy.


I work with people aged 18 through to the later stages of life. I offer short or longer-term personal counselling.

I also offer sessions for people with obesity or eating disorders using the approach developed by the National Centre for Eating Disorders.

I am available to work in person from my counselling room in Eastbourne near the seafront, roughly 15 minutes’ walk from the train station, or on zoom or by phone.


My fees are £45 for a 50-minute session for personal counselling and £60 for eating disorder or obesity sessions.

My first session

My First Session

I offer a free 30-minute introductory zoom or telephone meeting for us to talk about what you are seeking, how counselling might help and how we might work together. 

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Eating disorders, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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

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