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Mrs Deborah Cooper

Help To Heal Counselling And Supervision Service

Counselling 30048114

 

  • Fee assured
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Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Counselling

Offers

  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a 58 year old mother and grandmother and I have recently moved to Scotland. I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor.
I work full time as a counsellor and a supervisor in my Private Practice and work online and by telephone. I am trained in all counselling platforms. I also offer walk and talk counselling and supervision.
I work with and support care leavers and young people trying to find their way into employment. I also work alongside the Fire Service and other large establishments, offering support to staff and their families. I am registered and Accredited with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), also the Counselling Directory and Psychotherapy Today.
I specialise in working with young people and children, offering support at the point of their need. I take Confidentiality and Safeguarding very seriously and offer a safe and contained space in which all my clients can explore their issues and find new resources and ways in which to make their lives happier and more fulfilling.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic arrived, I have been working solely through online and telephone sessions. My clients find both to be very effective, and as effective as face to face counselling.
There are many reasons for choosing to work in this way; no travelling, being able to access counselling from your own home and comfort. It may suit your working hours better, or it may be that you're just not ready to face anyone as you talk about your issues. Maybe you have a disability that makes accessing counselling very difficult or even impossible. Whatever the reason, I find working this way very beneficial for all my clients.
It takes real courage to begin counselling, so the fact that you are here and reading this means you have taken the first step. Ask yourself what you need from a counsellor, and what you wish to achieve from your sessions.
I work at my client's pace, I also review every three or four sessions to make sure that my clients are getting what they need and are beginning to move forward.
My ethos is to give my clients full autonomy and choice about how they work with me, they chose how often they see me, they decide how long they work with me, they can end the work whenever they feel they are ready, or if it is not what they expected. I care deeply for all my clients, and I am passionate about what I do, I always work hard at being the best counsellor that I can be.
I offer a free, no-obligation initial meeting to all prospective clients.
I offer counselling to Adults, Older Adults, Young People and children, Students (also Counselling Students), through long term, short term or open ended therapy. I practice as an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, drawing from many theories and models in order to offer each client their own personal tailor-made way of working through their issues. I have worked as a counsellor for almost fifteen years.
I am a friendly and warm person, I believe that the only way to gain trust and a good professional relationship, is to offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment for every client, I am always ethical and follow the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I work from home and use Zoom for my video sessions. This is a very safe and encrypted platform for the very confidential space that I offer.
I also offer telephone counselling which can be carried out over landline or mobile phones.
I am covered by full Indemnity Insurance, take regular monthly/fortnightly supervision, depending on my case load, and I am committed to ongoing Personal and Professional Development, and I have a current Enhanced Government Disclosure and Barring Certificate (DBS).
I consider each of my clients to be a unique person with unique needs, there is never a text book answer to working with clients, we are all looking for different answers to different issues.
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy.

Areas of interest

Child, young people, adolescent, adult, elderly, abuse, trauma, eating disorders, bereavement, anxiety, depression, anger, relationships, employment, general anxiety disorder, general unhappiness, fears.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Rheumatological conditions
  • neurodiversity

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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (5-50)

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