Mrs Deborah Massey

Member Status: Accredited Professional

Member No: NCS14-01124

Location: Stourbridge

Mates in Mind

Do you feel like you have waited long enough to start feeling better?

Would you like to talk about your feelings in a safe, confidential, judgement free space?

Then you are a good way to beginning a journey that could change the quality of your life.

We all struggle at different times in our lives. This might be as a result of a sudden life event like a bereavement or due to issues that have been troubling us for many years.

As a friendly integrative therapist with a good deal of personal life experience I use different approaches to support you as we work through some of your difficulties. I have counselled clients with issues such as anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues, depression, panic attacks, stress, low self esteem, grief, agoraphobia, gender dysphoria, attachment disorder, anger, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, self harm and suicidal ideation.

I have a particular interest and years of experience in Autism Spectrum Condition and can refer to your doctor for a formal assessment/diagnosis if this is something you require.

I also offer a free initial half an hour telephone consultation so that we can find out a little about each other and what you would like to get out of the therapeutic process. Feel free to call me to ask any questions.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually once weekly in Stourbridge counselling rooms. Fortnightly sessions may also be possible depending on issues raised.

Please email/call for more details and to book a FREE initial consultation.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    First Class Honours degree
    Accredited Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    University Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society
    On a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
    25 yrs experience supporting ASD/Dyspraxia
    5 NAS Core Autism Training
    Years of experience counselling adults and young people
    Experience as a high school counsellor
    Experienced leading workshops/group work (PTLLS qualified)
    Professional Civil Liability Insurance
    Private clinical supervision
    Full DBS

    Further training includes:

    Mindfulness practice
    Aspergers Syndrome
    Dyspraxia
    Understanding Autism
    Autism, stress and anxiety
    Autism and Sensory Experience
    Autism and Communication
    Autism: Supporting Families
    Working with Autism in the Therapy Room
    Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
    Drama and improvisation
    Safeguarding
    Aggressive behaviour
    Health & safety
    First aid
    GDPR
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Parenting skills
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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