About Me

Deborah Barlow Counsellor(Dip Counselling MBACP)

Welcome to Focus Counselling Cheshire

My name is Deborah, I am a qualified Counsellor and my private practise is called Focus Counselling Cheshire.

After working in an Emergency Service and for large businesses, I saw first hand the stress and anxiety experienced by many people in the workplace. This triggered my interest in mental health.

I was under a great deal of pressure myself, juggling a demanding career, family life and the needs of two elderly parents. At this time I didn’t feel ‘ok’ either mentally or physically.

Then things really got serious …… in the space of 10 months I faced the prospect of redundancy, sadly lost my mum to a stroke and then I was diagnosed with Cancer.

My world was turned upside down but every bad thing that happened taught me something valuable. During my treatment and recovery from cancer I received so much help and support from people (some of whom were strangers). This showed me the amazing skills and empathy that we have as human beings and how we can help others.

When I recovered I was determined to train in a profession where I could help others, and I chose Counselling.

Counselling Style

I have a warm relaxed style and I work mainly in a Person Centred modality. This means that I work to understand the client from their world and not mine or anyone elses. I believe that everyone has it in them to grow and reach their potential and my work is to help the client unlock this ability. I am able to use other approaches such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) if I feel this will be of use to the client.

I Can offer

Telephone Counselling

Online Counselling

Face to Face Counselling

E-mail Counselling

Professional Credentials

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Current Enhanced DBS Check

Professional Liability Insurance

BA Hons Humanities & Social Science

Macmillan trained Bereavement Counsellor

BACP Member


Please email or telephone me and leave a message. I will respond within one working day.

Mobile 07949703260 E-mail mailto:deborahjbarlowcounselling@gmail.com

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