Debs Wallace, experienced Basingstoke counsellor. Helping people with mental health, bereavement, pregnancy and parenting. Expert counsellor for young people aged 11+.
I am a counsellor working Basingstoke helping people who are facing challenges with mental health, bereavement, pregnancy and parenting.
I am also a skilled counsellor supporting young people with the challenges of growing up in today’s world.
We launched Harmony Counselling in Basingstoke in October 2013 with an event attended by Roger and Tricia Gardiner, the then Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Basingstoke. The launch provided the first opportunity for me to talk about Harmony Counselling and its aims. In 2014 I moved from Worting House, where I started, to a private counselling room in The Pregnancy Choices Centre (PCC), in central Basingstoke. This was a more suitable location for my work. The relocation helped me to form links with the PCC and has increased the number of vulnerable women I am able to help.
My approach to counselling
I use an integrative approach to counselling sessions. This means I can use different counselling methods as part of a person’s treatment. I am known as a person-centred therapist which means, when I see people, there is no pre-fixed agenda. You present your issues and we move forward from there. I combine person-centred counselling with the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
With multiple treatment techniques and skills, I am able to work flexibly and suitably according to needs.
My counselling skills and services are particularly for people dealing with:
- Mental health issues;
- Bereavement / loss;
- Parenting; and
- Young peoples’ issues.
My role working as a counsellor in Basingstoke is to help people to function more fully on their own. I listen and I communicate with clients as deeply as possible to help them. Clients feel completely safe to share their thoughts because I create a totally ‘safe’ environment to work in. I look at negative thought patterns, and help people to change to a more positive style of thinking and this helps people improve their outlook.
About Harmony Counselling – Long and short term support.
We offer both short and longer term support for clients, which means that we are available for you when you need us. That said, the average number of counselling sessions is between six and twelve. We recommend that you book an initial consultation of about 50 minutes so that you can understand what is likely to be involved before committing to Harmony. We discuss your reasons for seeking counselling, and whether it is suitable for us to start working together. If I am unable to help, I can refer on to other experts suited to your specific circumstances. For counselling to be effective, it is important you find the right counsellor for you. This is the way you will benefit most from your counselling sessions.
My wider team
The help and support I can provide people is made easier by the good people that I have behind the scenes helping me. In particular:
Dawn Gregory – Dawn is the owner of The Confident Speaker She has been pivotal in my journey to be a more confident and resilient business owner and person.
Nick Shrimpton – Nick is a Director at Hampshire marketing agency Sixth Sense Marketing They are an award winning marketing company in Fleet and I value their advice and wise counsel.
David Woodroofe – David is the owner of web developer Create Design Studio located in Alton, Hampshire. David is perfect for developing simple and effective websites for local businesses