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Deborah Cockram

PGDip, MBACP, Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor

Hello, my name is Deborah, and I have been a counsellor for 25 years, and 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’s too much to share. You might have relationship, work or family difficulties? Perhaps, you are feeling anxious or low? Just having someone to listen and support you in a non-judgemental way can help with perspective and recognising unseen patterns or coping mechanisms. 


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

My counselling style is Integrative, drawing from more than one type of counselling approach.  This means I am able to tailor the therapy according to my client’s needs and provide either shorter term solution focussed/behavioural therapy, or work with them in an open-ended way. 


Today is the first, very positive, step towards feeling lighter in yourself and I can offer you a non-judgemental, safe space to begin your journey. If you would like to talk about this, I offer a (free) 20-minute telephone session to ‘meet you’ and learn more about your therapeutic aims. If we are happy to proceed, we can set up our first session at my peaceful practice in Guildford and move forward collaboratively at your pace.


Most of my experience comes from my long-term role as a counsellor and supervisor within an international company.  Here, I work with a very diverse workforce of adults experiencing a broad range of difficulties in their wellbeing. I am also a supervisor and teacher at NESCOT College in Surrey, supervising student counsellors in training. My previous counselling roles were based within mental health charities, Women’s Aid and Royal Holloway University.

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) at 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 per counselling session
  • Supervision £60 per session. Supervision Monthly (1.5 hours) £75.00
  • I can offer reduced rates for student counsellors and key workers


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