Forget the stereotypes
I am Chisom Deborah, and I am a Registered Member of the BACP, qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist working with young people, adults and families. Professionally I have worked in various schools in various capacities. Ranging from Special Educational Needs schools to Grammar schools and everything in between. I started my career as a Teaching Assistant before beginning to work specifically with families as a Family Support Worker to more recently, as a School Counsellor. I have worked in single sex schools; both boys and girls as well as mixed schools. For me, building relationships with people is important and imperative to the work I do as a counsellor. Being approachable and down-to-earth allows me to do exactly that. I am passionate about mental health in society today. By creating non-judgmental therapeutic relationships, I hope to challenge any stigma there may be around asking for help. If you had pain in your arm you'd see your GP, troublesome gums you'd see a dentist, poor eyesight you'd see an optician.. you see where I'm going with this... Going to see a counsellor should be just as important.
Personally, another passion of mine is travel. A good friend was the mastermind behind name 'The Travelling Counsellor,' and I think it encompasses my two passions perfectly.
Qualifications and Further Training
BSc degree in Psychology and Counselling
Foundation Degree in Systemic Family Therapy (AFT)
L5 Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
L2 and L4 Combined Certificate in Substance Misuse (CPCAB)
L2 - Understanding Autism
Accreditation for Counselling for Sight Loss (RNIB)
Mental Health First Aid for Young People