What is counselling?

Counselling is a therapeutic process that will help you look at and evaluate the things that are concerning you and that are stopping you moving forward with your life.  It is a chance to process the things that have happened to you in the past or are happening now and the impact these have on you.  We will explore how you are feeling, to help you to find perspective and move forward with your life in a more positive and healthy fashion.

What I offer you

I am a counsellor in Farnham, Surrey.

As your counsellor I will offer you a safe and confidential environment where you can share your experiences and thoughts and explore your feelings.  I will offer you non-judgemental understanding and support and together we will explore the challenges you are experiencing in your life and help you move towards a better understanding.  This way you will be empowered to make the changes you need to make to help you get back on track.

Reasons to come to counselling

Some of the reasons you could find counselling useful are:

  • Feeling stressed
  • Feeling depressed or anxious
  • Struggling to come to terms with the death of a loved one
  • Living with illness
  • Experiencing a relationship breakdown
  • Experiencing sleep problems
  • Experiencing relationship problems in your family
  • You have lost your job
  • Struggling to adapt to retirement
  • Going through major life changes
  • If you are being bullied
  • Feeling lonely
  • You feel you are lacking in confidence
  • Finding life difficult and struggling to cope
  • Struggling with LGBT anxieties

How can counselling help?

Making the decision to have counselling can be a difficult one.  For some of us, talking about our feelings is unusual and takes us out of our comfort zone.  Many people come to counselling when they need help making the changes that they need to make in their lives or because they want to explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth than they can with a friend or family member.  So, if you are looking for help with a specific issue or feel the need for some emotional support while you are finding your way through a difficult time, then counselling could be what you need.

If you are new to counselling or have questions about it, please contact me and I would be happy to talk to you.

About me

Debbie Black BA (Hons), Dip. Couns


  • BA (Hons) Roehampton
  • Dip. Couns (CPCAB) University Centre, Farnborough
  • Registered member of BACP

Before training to become a counsellor, I worked for a professional services company in London and then a cultural training business in Farnham.

I bring my life experiences to my counselling and am able to offer you support with the stress and anxieties that life brings and the impact that these can have on your mind and body.  My counselling approach is to acknowledge that each individual person is unique and I work with my clients to understand their individual life experience.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches and I tailor my counselling to the needs of my clients.  I can help you make meaning out of what has happened in your life and also work with you to find strategies to help you make constructive changes.

Stepping Stones fading into distance.  Words describing conditions which counselling can help with.
Stepping Stones fading into distance.  Words describing conditions which counselling can help with.