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Debbie Burke is an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and is a registered member of the BACP. She provides a safe, supportive and confidential space to help clients deal with major life changes such as bereavement and loss, trauma and relationship issues. Debbie helps clients explore what’s happening in the here and now and may use the past and early experiences to help make sense of repeated patterns and unhelpful behaviours. Debbie helps her clients reach their goals whether that’s finding peace of mind, reaching their full potential or moving forward with their lives with a better understanding of who they are and where they want to be.
Debbie combines aspects from different models of therapy to best help each client. She draws upon the humanistic philosophies offering a warm, empathic and non-judgmental space to build a therapeutic relationship in order to better understand the client’s difficulties and needs. She uses psychodynamic concepts to explore unconscious processes and the impact that childhood events and relationships may have in the present. Debbie has the tools and techniques to use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which can be helpful for some clients.
Debbie works in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham. She has volunteered for many years with a children’s hospice offering support and bereavement counselling to parents and carers of children with life limiting conditions and disabilities and has undertaken extensive bereavement counselling training. She has worked in an NHS practice, a low cost service and for charities such as Mind helping clients with common mental health issues. Her experience covers a variety of issues including abuse, anxiety and depression, self-esteem, stress, bereavement and loss, domestic abuse, relationship issues, identity issues and workplace stress.