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Debbie Inkpen Integrative Counsellor

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Hello and welcome to my counselling profile

I am an integrative counsellor who predominantly works in the person-centred approach to enable you to talk freely about any issues and concerns from the past, present or future that may be affecting you.

Everyday life can feel stressful at times. This in turn can create thoughts and feelings which may lead to anxiety, worry and depression all of which can affect our mood and the way in which we go about our daily lives. These stresses can occur from a variety of life experiences such as relationships, home life, work life and how we view ourselves.

I can offer you a safe, confidential and calm space for you to talk and be listened to in a non-judgemental way, giving you the opportunity to work through, in your own time and pace, whatever it is that may be troubling you. My aim is to work with you to help you make sense of difficult feelings and unhelpful ways of thinking in order to help you move towards finding your own solutions. I aim to work sensitively, creatively and intuitively with you as a way of enabling opportunity for change to develop and to help empower you to find your own autonomy in your daily life.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework which I use as a guide to work safely and ethically within my counselling practice. I regularly undertake and update my CPD (Continued Professional Development) in order to inform my work.

I have Professional Civil Liability insurance

I am DBS checked


NCS Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People (accredited advanced specialist course)

Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills

Below are some of the issues that I work with:-

  • Family issues/Divorce and separation/ parenting

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Self- harm/Suicidal thoughts

  • Abuse

  • Isolation/Loneliness/Feelings of loss

  • Depression/Anxiety

I am also experienced at working therapeutically with children and young people alongside their families and carers in a variety of settings which include schools, home and the wider community. My training in Counselling Children and Young People  covers all the necessary BACP competencies to counsel and work with children and young people. Working with this young client group can involve working more creatively to help them express how they are feeling which can include using creative techniques to help in the counselling process.


Charge per session £45. Our sessions will last for 50 minutes and are offered on a weekly basis.

I offer a negotiable sliding scale of payment which is income dependant and also offer student concessions.

I can offer sessions on Tuesday evenings 5-9pm and Saturday mornings 9am-1pm

It may also be possible to arrange sessions at alternative times depending on room availability.

My direct contact details are:

Mobile: 07927 704595


I can also be contacted via the Banbury Therapy Centre

Tel: 01295 231320