Debbie Porteous

Debbie Porteous

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07523 614075

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS16
07523 614075
Contact Debbie for session rate.


About me and my therapy practice

Friendly counsellor with a broad range of experiences.

We will work together in a way that creates a trusted and stimulating environment.  Engaging with your struggles and experiences, and understanding the particular meaning they have for you in your life, we will tune in to sensing, valuing, challenging and evolving at a pace and direction that suits you in your current circumstance.

At the heart of all of this there is an understanding that all of our experiences are lived within the physical, social, cultural and political circumstances of our lives and that our struggles are part of a larger whole.

I bring over 20 years experience working in a variety of settings, with people experiencing different kinds of difficulty or distress, each in their own particular way: including NHS primary care, mental health centre, student counselling, employee support, private practice. 

I offer an initial phone conversation which will give you a feel for whether you would like us to work together.  In our first session we will explore the issues and together decide a way forward.

Supervision: counsellors, workers, parents

Working in this same person centred approach I offer professional supervision to counsellors and other workers. This kind of engaged, supportive and reflective space can also be really useful to parents and carers with monthly or fortnightly meetings to value and support this important life work. People engaged in campaigning work also benefit from making space to take care of themselves in the context of their demanding work and struggles.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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