Deborrah Baksh Person-centred/humanistic psychotherapist , E1
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a warm, down to earth and experienced psychotherapist, offering short-term and long-term therapy to adults in London. I practice in two locations - Shoreditch, (E1) and Stockwell, (SW9).
I have extensive experience working with people of varying ages and from a range of cultural and social backgrounds. Common issues I work with include: depression, anxiety, relationships, family, culture, work, bereavement and loss, identity and self-esteem. I also have specialist training in trauma informed therapy and experience working with people suffering from the effects of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD).
I am passionate about supporting people to face their difficulties, find their own solutions and to live more fulfilling lives. I was inspired to train as a psychotherapist after having a transformative experience of therapy, at a time when I was approaching 30 and feeling stuck and frustrated with where I was in my life.
For a number of years, I worked within the National Health Service and for charities and understand the pressures of working to deadlines and the challenges of working within organisations.
How I work
I believe that everyone is unique and tailor my approach to suit individual needs. I see my role as helping you to become more aware of your own resources, supporting you to gain greater self-awareness and self-acceptance so you can make meaningful and lasting changes in your life. I aim to co-create a space of trust and will work with you to explore the issues you bring to therapy.
I take a holistic approach where I see you as a whole person (mind, body and soul) and am sensitive to cultural, sexual and social differences. As well as talking about your thoughts and emotions, I may also encourage you to notice your breathing, body sensations and beliefs in relation to what we are discussing to support your self-awareness.
Research shows that the relationship between client and therapist is key to successful therapy, therefore it is important that you find a therapist who will be a good fit for you.
If you are thinking of working with me, please get in touch. I am happy to answer any questions you have and I offer a free 15 minute telephone discussion to help you decide if you would like to meet me for an initial session.
Coming to an initial session can help us both decide if we would like to work together, but there is no obligation for you to continue.
Training and qualifications
I undertook a rigorous training at the renowned Metanoia Institiute in London, first gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy then an MSc in Person-Centred Psychotherapy. I am a registered member of the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I also have a BA (Hons) in Social Anthropology and an MA in International Law and Human Rights.
I am committed to my professional development and continue to update my work through reading new research, attending conferences and undertaking further training.
I have additional training in:
· Somatic Trauma Training (Babette Rothschild- trauma specialist)
· Neurobiology of Trauma and Trauma Informed Yoga
(Alex Cat- The Yoga Clinic)
· Group Facilitation (Metanoia Institiute, London)
I also hold qualifications in therapeutic massage, Reiki and Transformational Breathwork (qualification pending). Although I do not offer these within psychotherapy sessions they have helped to inform my psychotherapy practice by seeing the interconnection between mind, body and soul.
I offer a free 15 minute telephone discussion prior to an initial session.
Weekly 50 minute sessions - £70
I offer some concession spaces to those on benefits, lower incomes and students. Please contact me to discuss.
Body psychotherapy Person-centred/humanistic Relational Issues often worked with:
AddictionAnger/violenceAnxietyBereavementCultural issuesDepressionInterpersonal relationshipsTrauma Availability:
1-3 Weeks Therapy offered:
In person Client groups:
IndividualsGroup Member organisations:
East London Relationship Therapy
225 Shoreditch High Street
Within easy reach of Liverpool Street, Old Street and Shoreditch High Street underground/train stations
Within easy reach of Oval and Stockwell underground stations