Debbie Burke provides a safe, supportive and authentic space to help clients through major life changes such as loss, bereavement and relationship problems. Debbie is an integrative counsellor using different approaches to best help each unique individual. She draws on the person centred approach offering a warm, empathic and non-judgemental space to build a therapeutic relationship and look at what is happening in the here and now and a psychodynamic approach exploring the impact past events and relationships may have in the present. Debbie listens to her client’s story and is able to step into their world and see things as they do. She helps her clients explore issues both past and present giving the client the autonomy to arrive at their own solution. The task is to help the client achieve a point where they are able to accept and move on with their lives. She believes that ‘the relationship is the therapy’.
Debbie has volunteered for many years with a children’s hospice offering support and bereavement counselling to carers of children with live limiting conditions and has undertaken extensive bereavement counselling training. She also specialises in abuse, anxiety, family and relationships and has a special interest in workplace issues.
Debbie is an integrative counsellor and is a registered member of the BACP. She works with clients at a GP surgery in Lambeth with The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service. She is working towards attaining full BACP accreditation and towards an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.