Mrs Debbie Orfila

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS18-06280

Location: Salisbury

My name is Debbie. I am a friendly, warm and non judgemental counsellor. I can offer you a neutral space in which you can safely explore obstacles in your life that are maybe holding you back. I work with both adults and young people. I work with addiction, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, loss and bereavement, self harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems and many other of life's issues that might bring you into counselling.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    My qualifications are accredited by the UK’s Counselling Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body, CPCAB, and I work under the ethical framework of the NCS. The spiritual side of my qualifications were gained through an approved CPCAB spiritual counselling course operated in Glastonbury – the foremost spiritual centre in the UK. I completed my Level 2 in Counselling Skills and Level 3 in Counselling Studies with Sweet Track Counselling and my Diploma in Bournemouth, Redlands Counselling Training, where I studied Integrative Counselling, which is a combination of Person-Centered, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I have completed the Certificate of Proficiency with the BACP. An obligation of my training was to work with an independent counsellor and so I have experienced, first hand, what it is like to undergo personal work in a safe and supportive environment.

    I have an Enhanced Certificate from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service formerly CRB).

    I am also trained in Motivational Enhancement Therapy, a form of motivational interviewing which enables the client to focus on change

    Other training includes:
    Trauma and the Body Dissociation and Somatisation (Online)
    Kings College London on Drugs and Alcohol: Understanding Addiction.
    ASIST Training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
    Psychology and Mental Health course.
    On-line Therapeutic Presence.
    Working with Anger and Young People.
    Counselling with Spirituality.
    Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training.
    Psychodrama Psychotherapy.
    Volatile Substance Misuse.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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