Transformational Life Coaching
Parents/Family Coaching & Mediation
Debbie has immersed herself in transformational personal development following her divorce in 2000. She found herself in the depth of despair and unhappiness, alone with 3 daughters under the age of 8 and she asked herself the question “Surely this isn’t what life is about?” Since then she has been dedicated to exploring life and discovering what it means for her to lead a passionate, loving, fulfilling life. Her quest is to live as love and embrace each moment as it is. During this time she has transitioned from a successful international career in banking to follow her hearts calling to become a therapist, qualifying as a counsellor in 2009 and being awarded her accreditation with BACP in 2011.
Debbie is the proud mother of three daughters who are becoming beautiful young women. Her daughters have been an ever present reminder and mirror of what's important in life and the healing that is possible within families and relationships.
Debbie has a depth of personal experiences to draw on alongside her training as a person-centred therapist, family systems facilitator, “Relate” trained couples counsellor, children’s play therapist, and executive coach. She uses meditation and mindfulness practices to support her continued desire to live in the present moment. These skills are combined to provide an integrative approach that at the heart believes in the healing power of love, congruence, non judgement and acceptance. When clients receive this it allows them to find their own inner wisdom and knowledge so they are empowered to make healthy choices in their life.
Debbie has specialised in working with sexual trauma, both past and present, over the last three years. When trauma is experienced it impacts not only the person’s nervous system but their entire experience of life, their beliefs about themselves, others and the world. An important part of the healing and integration process is to explore their beliefs and patterns of behaviours that are created at a time of crisis to protect them, honour them and see if they are still needed now. This exploration can transform a client’s experience and allow new healthy beliefs and behaviours to be created that lead to a reclaiming of aspects of self that may have been lost or hidden.
As a systemic family constellator Debbie also explores the potential impact a person's family history may have to prevent love from flowing in a person's life. There can be entanglements which restrict a person’s autonomy and they can blindly follow through loyalty and love their ancestors. Healing can be bought to these entanglements by honouring, acknowledging the past and ensuring family members stand in their rightful place. Debbie holds regular one day workshops and also offers one to one private consultations with clients.
It is often said that Debbie wears her heart on her face as she creates a safe, loving, compassionate space to tenderly explore who we have become and who we are now, with honour and respect. She loves all of who you/we are, especially those parts that you find challenging to embrace, until you are able to love and integrate them. This brings back a sense of wholeness and aliveness in the present moment. She support's clients to remember their essence and access their magnificence so they can create a life that expresses all of who they are.
Debbie prefers to work face to face with her clients, however she is happy to discuss working virtually where that isn’t practical. She is committed to her client’s freedom and honours the relationship that will be created and holds it as a privilege. To contact Debbie about her services please email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the tools/techniques Debbie is trained in:
• BACP Accredited Person-centered counsellor
• Relate Institute couples counselling
• Play therapy and inner child work
• Trauma management tools & techniques
• Insight and Essence leadership training
• Leadership Mentoring and Executive Coaching
• Neuro Linguistic Programming
• Active meditations
And many more cutting edge tools and techniques...
*About Family Constellation Works:
Constellation Works is an art and a practice for working through the difficult issues we face in our lives using the lens of the family system. Whether the challenges stem from depression or illness, difficult relationships or financial concerns, we help people uncover the roots of those issues by looking at the family over generations.
Discover and learn about the natural order in your family system and how hidden loyalties might be holding you back from where you want to be in your life; healthier, more balanced, creative and in relationships that are satisfying and authentic.
Constellation works is often described as being helpful when other approaches fall short and can be a wonderful adjunct to other ongoing therapies and resources.
In all instances, this work requires, while at the same time deepens, a profound respect for the mystery of life and the forces that shape a family.
These testimonials are all provided anonymously to maintain my client’s confidentiality.
"I went to Debbie at a time in my life when everything was dark, stuck and fearful, it was a unique time in that I had never been through such a dark night of the soul. I grew up in a dysfunctional family with many problems and someone suggested family constellations. As soon as I met Debbie I felt an outpouring of love and compassion from her and knew I was in the right place. We worked on a number of areas in our private one to one session and it was one of the most profound healing experiences of my life. I saw clearly so many past patterns and also let go of a lot of pain and sadness. I cannot thank her enough. I trust Debbie totally with this work and will go back once the effects of that session have settled into my consciousness.”
"It's had an amazing effect. It's made an incredible difference to how [my ex partner] and I deal with each other. It's cut a lot of the bitterness and the antagonism out of the relationship."
"Thank you for facilitating my issue - I feel very much in peace!"
"Thank you for leading it so beautifully. It's completely amazing, I'm in 80% less pain than I was. The impact has been so immediate and so palpable. It was almost miraculously effective."
"I just wanted to say a most heartfelt THANK YOU for our time together last week. It has been immensely valuable on all levels - personal, professional, emotional, spiritual - no director should leave the house without their own personal. Constellation!"
"I had this huge change of energy after it all. I felt almost as though a reset button had been pressed. A huge amount of letting go went on for me. I can't begin to explain it."
"It was an amazingly powerful experience for both [my partner] and I. I saw such beauty in the healing power of truth in that space- thank you for holding us all."
“I have attended a number of family constellations with different facilitators and I love working with Debbie as she holds a very intuitive, gentle and yet powerful space for this work. One of my biggest breakthroughs was when I was neither an “issue-holder” or a representative but merely holding the circle. I love that you can transform the energy of a situation in this safe and supportive space and then let the effects unfold in your life, the "work" is done, you don't have to "do" anything more. Debbie is born to do this work, she embodies the process and naturally facilitates, guides and supports, allowing the work to unfold.”
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We ask ourselves:
“Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?”
Actually, who are you not to be?
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