Deborah Lovell

Deborah Lovell


Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Reading

Reading RG1
Sessions from £70.00

Features

  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

My special interests in sexual difficulties and eating disturbances have evolved from my interdisciplinary background of psychology and physiology. The interplay of mind and body is also central to my broader work with stress, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem and poor body image.

I have had over 8 years of academic training, yet I believe the empathy and compassion brought to the therapeutic work is critical to the endeavour of counselling. Only when a client feels accepted, valued and respected are they able to speak openly about their internal world and life experience. I believe counselling offers a space like no other. It is a confidential space in which clients can voice without concern of judgment, be supported through their discomfort, expand their understanding, and work collaboratively through their distress.

I work in a time limited or open-ended manner with adult individuals and couples. The nature of the presenting problem and the client’s preference informs how many sessions are required. 

Qualifications and experience

Qualifications

In progress - Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (University of the West of England, UK).

Masters in Counselling (University of South Australia, Aus).

Masters in Exercise and Nutrition Science (University of Chester, UK).

Board certified Clinical Sexologist/Sex Therapist (Therapist Certification Association, USA).

Experience

I worked within a multidisciplinary team in a private medical practice in Hong Kong for 10 years. Alongside general counselling, my specialist interests has been the cognitive, emotional and behavioural components of sexual difficulties and eating disturbances. I relocated to the UK in 2017 to study for a professional doctorate in counselling psychology. My research is in female sexual pain disorders. 

What I can help with

Eating disorders, OCD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Health related issues, Self esteem, Sexuality, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Stress

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples

How I deliver therapy

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