https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/deborah-smith

Hello, welcome to The Garden Room, my name is Debbie, and this is my dog, Daisy.

I believe that contact with animals and a closeness to nature play very important parts in our mental well being. They help us maintain a happy and healthy equilibrium.

However sometimes when we are in emotional pain and distress we find it difficult to recognise the beauty in everyday things and the vibrant colours fade into murky greys. Our senses are dulled. Nothing brings us joy.

When we feel we are in pit of despair, it’s often difficult to climb out from. We need the help of someone to listen to us, to really understand us, and help us learn to heal ourselves.

For over twenty years I worked for the emergency services and I experienced the pain and suffering of others from a different perspective. I was often present during times of extreme trauma and sadness.

Like many individuals I too have experienced the agony of loss and sometimes I found it difficult to see the colour.

So now I am a Person Centred Therapist. I am also qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and I utilise Mindfulness a lot in my therapy work.

I will help you to help yourself, so you can live the life you want to live. To break the chains, to experience the beauty of life!

I have experience of working in both primary and secondary schools in West Lancashire and I work with adults in Skelmersdale delivering Person Centred and CBT Therapies. Whilst maintaining my private practice from home.

I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (reg number 241448) and a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies.

My areas of specialism are:

*loss and bereavement
*anxiety
*depression
*self harm
 *suicidal ideation

Although I do work with other areas of mental health.

I have profiles on both The Counselling Directory and Psychology Today.

Professional qualifications include:

MA
BA(HONS)
PGCE
Level 5 CBT
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Skills
Level 3 Counselling Skills
Level 2 Counselling Skills

I take my continued professional development very seriously and complete over 50 hours per year as I believe you should be relevant  and real with what you do.

The next step for me is to embark on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Re-Programming) Training in order to be able to offer more specialised help for those who have survived trauma, so watch this space……..

If you would like a free initial consultation please either email me at: thegardenroom77@aol.com or call me on 07526 742958

With love and light

Debbie