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
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. Deborah has worked with National Organisations such as Breaking Free, Survivors UK
Deborah was the Clinical Lead for 3 1/2 years with Place2be a national charity providing school based therapeutic services to KS3 & KS4 students.
Deborah is a tutor teaching CPCAB Counselling Courses from L2 through to Diploma, she has taught at Lambeth College in London and for CPTA
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.
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