About Me

I’m Debbie. I qualified as a Person-Centred counsellor in 2006. I have extensive experience of working with young people aged 16 - 19 years and adults, having managed a counselling service in a Further Education college for 10 years in Preston, Lancashire. I have a broad experience working with a variety of issues and situations in particular anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and bereavement..

Recently retired, I moved to Sheffield to be near family and now offer counselling privately from my own home in Crookes.

My Approach

I believe in offering a relationship which has, at its heart, a respect for the individual and a willingness to listen in a non-judgemental way to your situation, difficulties or issues. I believe that you have the answers to the situation or difficulties you are experiencing; by understanding yourself and your situation in a clearer way, you will hopefully be empowered to make choices and decisions to establish a way forward.

Confidentiality will be maintained however I will explain when I may have to breach this to maintain yours or someone else’s safety.

I have extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues, I will always be guided by you as to what you would like to explore.

‘no problem or difficulty is too small…if it’s important to you then it’s important to me’

Crookes Counselling


  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (Accredited Course) 2006
  • Expressive Arts - Certificate Level
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Certificate Level
  • Internal Family Systems - Introductory Level
  • ASSIST training Prevention of Suicide in Young People
  • Various short courses including; Working with Couples, Working with Trauma, Working with Gender, Brief Therapy




BACP Membership / Registered Member | Enhanced DBS checked | Regular Supervision with a qualified counsellor


Sessions are 1 hour

The initial 20 minutes of the first session will be an opportunity for me to outline confidentiality and for us to explore what has prompted you to put counselling in place. You can then decide if you would like to proceed for the rest of the session. At the end of the first session you can arrange further sessions.

You can access as many sessions as you feel are helpful, I will be guided by you as to when you would like to end the sessions.


£40.00 per session
(concessionary rates available, please enquire)

I offer both short and long-term work.

*I require 24 hours cancellation notice otherwise a charge of half the fee will be made