deborah wilson berkshire therapist

Deborah Wilson

BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Development & Psychopathology
Counsellor & Psychologist for Adults

Availability:  Friday daytime & evening

Fees:  £60 per hour

 

I am a person-centred counsellor with particular experience of supporting those who have experienced abuse, and people living with complex mental health issues such as personality disorder. I also have skills and experience in helping a client to understand their sense of self, especially in their relationships with others.

Qualifications

  • Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • BSc. (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc. Development and Psychopathology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Forensic Psychology
  • Association for Coaching accredited course “Making Life Better”

Experience

I am a qualified counsellor and psychologist with eight years experience of providing support to clients aged 14 and over in the following organizations:

  • No5 Youth Counselling Service supporting young people aged 14 to 25 with a
    range of issues
  • Trust House Reading supporting adults and young people aged 14-18 dealing
    with rape, childhood sexual abuse and other forms of abuse
  • Slough Sexual Abuse Referral Centre supporting adult victims of rape and
    abuse
  • Victims First Approved Counsellor supporting clients who have been victims
    of crime, and are survivors of rape and abuse
  • As an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate I support people who lack capacity when major decisions are being made about their care, accommodation and medical treatment.

What do I offer?

I offer a safe space for clients who are looking to work with the following:

  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Complex mental health issues such as personality disorder
  • Self-identity and development
  • Relationships
  • Sexual, physical, emotional, domestic, psychological abuse (including
    coercive and controlling behaviour, stalking and harassment)
  • Crime and issues related to this such as trauma and complex PTSD
    Young adults looking to identify and make their own life choices.

Approach and orientation

As a person-centred counsellor, I work with each client’s particular needs, forming a working relationship that respects a client’s self-knowledge and self-awareness when planning our approach and counselling goals. I also bring in ideas from other approaches (e.g. psychodynamic and psychological theory) as appropriate to each client.

Philosophy on counselling and psychotherapy

As a person-centred counsellor I work with a client’s self-awareness and experience, helping them to access their own internal knowledge and resources to work through their issues and towards their goals. I use attachment theory to help clients understand how their early relationships with parents and carers affect their adult ways of relating. I use our understanding of neuroscience to work with the ways in which our early relationships affect our development and mental health issues. I also use neuroscience to help clients seeking to understand and reduce their symptoms of trauma and stress. The counselling relationship is key to my work, and helps us understand our relationships with the key people in our lives.

 

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