About me

Deborah Malster Counsellor MA, BSc, Dip, MBACP (Accred)

I am an experienced qualified  psychotherapist and counsellor and have experience of supporting adults, older adults and young people (16-24) from various cultural and social backgrounds within the NHS, private, public and voluntary sectors since 2001 and as a counsellor since 2010. I have worked with clients in many areas such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, acute, chronic and terminal illness, trauma, disability, sexual health, sexuality, identity, low self-esteem, altered body-image, low confidence, bullying, relationship issues, abuse and work concerns.

I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, which means I work from various approaches, however my philosophy is primarily existential; helping people find a meaningful way to live, relating with others and the world, with uncertainty and anxiety.

I work for the NHS and have a small private practice.

I supervise individuals and groups within the NHS and private practice.

I am an accredited and registered member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

 

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Qualifications and Training:

Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups (attending)

MA in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling

Dip. Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
Cert. Counselling Studies
Cert. Counselling Skills
Motivational Interviewing
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
BSc. (Hons) Social Sciences
Cert. Managing Care
Mental Health Training (The Open University and Enabled East)
Stop Smoking Training – Level 2
Go Girls – Self Esteem Training
Drug & Alcohol Awareness (EYPDAS)
Family Focus – Parenting

Memberships:
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Society for Existential Analysis (SEA)

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