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Deborah Cockram

PGDip, MBACP, Psychodynamic/Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor

Hello, my name is Deborah, and I have 25 years of experience as a Psychodynamic/Integrative Counsellor and I have been a Supervisor for 6 years. I work with adults 18+ and I am a full member of the BACP.

Sometimes, we realise we need some support to cope with how we feel, but we may think it is too small to mention, or that it would be too much to share. You might be working through relationship, work or family challenges? Perhaps, you are feeling low, but not quite sure why? Just having someone to listen and support you in a non-judgemental way can help with perspective and recognising patterns or coping mechanisms. Today is a positive first step towards understanding yourself and I can provide a warm, non-judgemental space in Guildford to explore what is on your mind, working collaboratively at your own pace.

My core training was Psychodynamic at the University of Reading. However, my style is Integrative, drawing additionally from person centred and solution focused approaches. This lends itself to both open ended psychotherapy, exploring a person’s life from childhood and recognising patterns and behaviours, as well as being very useful in shorter, more goal orientated work.


Most of my experience comes from my role as a counsellor and supervisor within an international company, working with adults experiencing a broad range of difficulties in their wellbeing. Additionally, I am a supervisor and teacher at NESCOT College in Surrey, supervising Foundation Degree trainee counsellors.

I have previously held other rewarding positions counselling at mental health charities, within a university wellbeing service and at Women’s Aid.

I have much experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, stress, sexual abuse, past or recent trauma, relationship issues, family conflicts, loss, self-esteem and confidence issues. I also have an interest in the neurodivergent umbrella.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Counselling Skills Certificate in the Gerard Egan Model
  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis - Metanoia Institute
  • Undergraduate Credit Accumulation Programme - Sociology. University of Reading
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Reading
  • Post Qualification Certificate in Supervision (Psychodynamic/Integrative)
  • WPF Therapy

Additional Training and CPD

  • Critical Incidents and Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Neurodiversity - Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Intersectionality
  • Art and Play Therapy

Memberships & Accreditations


  • I offer an initial free of charge 20 minute phone session to meet you and hear what you are looking to achieve from your therapy and to see what I am able to offer you
  • Individual Counselling £60.00 per counselling session
  • Supervision £60.00 per hour. Supervision Monthly (1.5 hours) £70.00
  • I can offer reduced rates for student counsellors and key workers


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