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Deborah is a Trauma Informed Therapist, working with Adults, Children and Young People.

She is a Accredited and Registered Integrative Therapist with the BACP, The National Counselling Society, Complementary Medical Association and registered with the UKRCP. 


She has undertaken Trauma training with The Grove, Wealden Institute, Somatic Trauma Therapy Training with Babette Rothschild, Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique training with Trauma Psychology UK Ltd, Clinical Supervision L6, an EAGALA Trained Equine Mental Health Practitioner, is EFT 1 & 2  trained, (Emotional freedom Technique) and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Butterflies   

As well as the Clinical Lead and Service Director for Butterflies, Deborah is also the Clinical Lead & Service Director of

The A.A.A.C Counselling Service, a Hastings based therapeutic service working with Adults who experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Domestic Violence, Physical Abuse, Psychological Abuse & Trauma as Children.  Deborah has worked in the field of Abuse and Trauma since qualifying as a Therapist in 2002, and has worked with National Organisations such as Breaking Free, Survivors UK


Deborah worked as the Clinical Lead for 3 1/2 years with Place2be a national charity providing school based therapeutic services.

Deborah is a tutor teaching CPCAB Counselling Courses from L2 to L4 Diploma for CPTA,

and taught at Lambeth College in London for several years  


Deborah is a Clinical Supervisor working with Therapists, Counsellors and Managers


Deborah with her partner founded Butterflies in September 2012 following the closure of the NSPCC's Hastings/East Sussex branch in 2011. 
There appeared to be a to be a lack of both generic and specialised therapeutic services for children and young people in Hastings and surrounding areas.

Therefore, it seemed only natural for Deborah to utilise her experience, skills and knowledge to form a service that would provide a Holistic Trauma Therapeutic & Mental Health Service to children, young people and their families.

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