Mrs Deborah Massey | Accredited Professional Counsellor |… | NCS

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.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and are usually once weekly in Stourbridge counselling rooms however all sessions are currently being conducted using Skype or Zoom due to the Covid19 pandemic. Fortnightly sessions are also possible depending on issues raised.

Please email for more details or to book an initial consultation.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    First Class Honours degree
    Accredited Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    University Certificate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
    BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
    SDS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision (Advanced) with Assessed Academic and Clinical Competence
    Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society
    On a register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
    25 yrs experience supporting ASD/Dyspraxia
    6 NAS Core Autism Training
    Years of experience counselling adults and young people
    Specialist Mentor for university students (Autism, Mental Health, Study Skills)
    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:

    Clinical Supervision
    Working with Imposter Syndrome
    Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
    Working with aggressive behaviour
    Mindfulness practice
    Drama and improvisation
    Understanding Dyspraxia
    Aspergers Syndrome
    Understanding Autism
    Autism, stress and anxiety
    Autism and Sensory Experience
    Autism and Communication
    Autism: Supporting Families
    Autism: Women and Girls
    Working with Autism in the Therapy Room
    Health & safety
    First aid
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • 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
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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