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Welcome

I'm a qualified integrative counsellor based in Kingsbridge, South Devon.  I offer a confidential, relational space, in which we can explore whatever feelings, thoughts, behaviours or circumstances you may be facing. My holistic and flexible approach will be tailored to meet your individual needs. I hope that by providing some information on this website about counselling and how I work will help you in deciding whether counselling and my support will be right for you. 

 

Appointments are offered are  Face to face or online using Zoom video.

 

Feel free to contact me for more information, or to book  a free 30 minute zoom consultation to see if we are the right fit.

 

 

Best wishes,

Deborah Pleasants

"I didn´t stop crying when I met you; I started. I unleashed a storm that was building for years. Instead of drowning, you came with wood and tools and the patience for boat building. Instead of tossing me into the waves, you pulled me close until I saw the sun again"  L E Bowman

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How I work

I will help you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and others. I will also facilitate you to find your own solutions – whether that’s making effective changes in your life or finding ways of coping with problems that have no solution. I will support you, giving you the time and space, you need whilst providing a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment.

 

You’ll get the best results from your therapy if you’re open and honest my approach therefore is to build a trusting and honest therapeutic relationship, whilst working individualistically, creatively, and holistically. I can be direct, and I can challenge but in an attuned empathetic way, remaining very present throughout. I will work in your best interests and to “walk by your side” from the beginning to the end. 

Each client will present their own unique problems, contexts, circumstances, and vulnerabilities that will respond differently. Therefore, within my philosophy I am a strong advocate for a flexible integrative approach that holds diverse methods in one container to suit each individual. My integrative approach combines various modalities such as Person Centered, CBT, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Solution Focused and Mindfulness. I will give you tools and ways of thinking to use outside the therapeutic hour. My aim is to carefully guide you whilst giving you a sense of agency and control to move forward with your life.

 

Sessions:

Counselling sessions take place weekly and last for 60 minutes.  They cost £50 per session and are payable before each session by bank transfer. 

 

The number of sessions will depend on you and how you feel.  Short term work is usually 6-10 sessions, long term 10+. For long term therapy we can review how many sessions are required every 4 weeks.

 

On our first session I will give a contract for us both to sign that will have Terms and Conditions, Payment and Cancellation Policy and a Confidentiality Agreement.

 

Face to Face: Sessions take place at my ……..  

Online: Video sessions take place using the platforms Zoom or Microsoft Teams

 

 

Assessment:

Before starting therapy with me, I will invite you to a free initial assessment which will last 30 minutes so we can discuss what is happening for you at the moment and how therapy could help you. This helps me to assess whether I am the right therapist for you and whether you feel comfortable and confident with me.

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Contact

Contact Me

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Kingsbridge, Devon, UK

07378 595800

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Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

Saturday

​Sunday

10:00 am – 7:00 pm

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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