Deborah is an Accredited and Registered Integrative Therapist with the BACP, registered with the UKRCP, she has undertaken Trauma training with Wealden Institute, Somatic Trauma Therapy Training with Babatte Rothschild, Children's Accelerated Trauma Technique training with Trauma Psychology UK Ltd, Clinical Supervision L6, an EAGALA Trained Equine Mental Health Practitioner, an EFT (Emotional freedom Technique) Practitioner and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Butterflies
Deborah is the Clinical Lead & Service Director of The A.A.A.C Counselling Service,a Hastings based service working with Adults that have experienced Abuse & Trauma as Children. She has worked in the field of Abuse and Trauma since qualifying as a Therapist in 2002. Deborah has worked with National Organisations such as Breaking Free, Survivors UK
Deborah is the Clinical Lead for a national charity providing school based therapeutic services to KS3 & KS4 students.
Deborah is a tutor for CPCAB Counselling Courses to Adult students from L2 through to Diploma Level.
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 Therapeutic Trauma Service to chidren, young people and their families.