Hello, I am Deborrah, a qualified Psychotherapist, accredited by the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP). I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and I am part of East London Relationship Therapy, a network of therapists in private practice based on Shoreditch High Street, Hackney - within easy reach of Central London and other areas of East London: www.eastlondonrelationshiptherapy.co.uk
Usually I am based in Shoreditch, Hackney. However, currently I am offering sessions entirely online or over the phone due to the Covid-19 outbreak. At this challenging time I am committed to continue offering a high-standard of support to clients. Please get in touch if you have any questions or are interested in making an appointment with me.
Why come for Counselling or Psychotherapy
Whether you are finding it difficult coping with current events, would like support for a specific issue, or are feeling stuck or unsure about what is bothering you, I hope you will find my website helpful in deciding whether to come for counselling or psychotherapy.
Everyone faces challenges at some point in their lives and can experience anxiety or feel stressed, depressed, afraid or numb. We all need support at times and may not feel able or want to talk to people in our lives.
I believe that within each of us lies the capacity to overcome difficulties. Counselling and psychotherapy can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore any difficulties with the support of a professional trained to listen and respond in an insightful, non-judgmental and caring way.
You do not need to be in crisis to benefit from seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist, although it is fine if you are. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to gain greater self-awareness, build on your strengths and improve your general sense of emotional wellbeing so you can make meaningful and lasting changes in your life.
What I can offer
I am warm and down to earth psychotherapist, offering an empathic, non-judgmental and safe environment in a calm space in the heart of Shoreditch, near Central London. I provide counselling and psychotherapy where I work with you to look at your experiences and how you can overcome any difficulties. I value difference and central to my practice is working in a way that respects each person. I aim to co-create a space where we have mutual trust and I support you to feel empowered to find your own solutions.
Research shows that the relationship between client and therapist is central to successful therapy. I see my role as helping clients to live more authentic and fulfilling lives. Have a look in the About Me section to find out about my qualifications and experience to see if I am the right therapist for you.
Why People come for Counselling and Psychotherapy
People come for Counselling and Psychotherapy for a variety of reasons and concerns, some include:
- Anxiety - panic attacks/intrusive thoughts
- Depression and loneliness
- Anger management
- Identity (i.e. “race” and sexuality)
- Addictions and substance misuse
- Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD)
- Suicidal thoughts and self-harm
- Work and study stress
- Relationships problems
- Life transitions
- Body issues
- Low self-esteem and confidence
- Bereavement and loss
- Abuse and neglect
- Societal prejudices
Benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy
A number of benefits can be experienced from seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist, some of them include:
- Greater self-awareness and acceptance of yourself and situations
- Confidence to make informed changes in your life
- More resilience and ability to manage difficulties, stress and conflict
- Relief from symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Improved self-esteem and confidence
- Easier to connect and communicate with others leading to improved relationships
- Letting go of the past
- Healing from pain and trauma
- Greater sense of meaning and purpose to your life
- Living more fully in the present
Please take a look at my website to find out About Me and how I work. I also have a Frequently Asked Questions page which may answer some of your initial questions.
If you are thinking of working with me, please Contact Me to arrange an initial chat or to make an appointment with me online or over the phone . I am happy to answer any questions you have and I offer a free 15 minute telephone discussion to help you decide if you would like to have an initial session with me.