Mrs Deborah Massey
Member Status: Accredited Professional
Member No: NCS14-01124
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 & ExperienceFirst 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
Further training includes:
Working with Imposter Syndrome
Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
Working with aggressive behaviour
Drama and improvisation
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
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- IBS / Digestive Issues
- Illness and dying
- Job interviews
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken