Dr Deborah N. Auer
How I work
I work with what each client brings in a unique and individual way focusing on the therapeutic relationship as the vehicle for change. Being curious about human behaviour has resulted in my career in psychology. I am registered and abide by the BPS, BACP and UKCP code of ethics
My therapeutic approach is integrative with a strong influence from psychodynamic and relational therapy. I also incorporate CBT and humanistic therapy.
Over the past seven years, I have worked in a number of different clinical settings with people from all walks of life. Recently, I worked as an Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) for a large organization doing short-term counselling with staff from various companies. I also delivered a number of mental health and wellbeing workshops in many government organisations. I have worked with individuals who present with a range of mental health issues in the NHS, Counselling Services in Ealing and Wokingham and for a number of years as a Counsellor for students at the City of Oxford College.
I have a special interest in
• Depression, stress, anxiety and self-esteem issues
• Body image issues
• Relationship therapy
• PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and trauma work
• Eating disorders
Due to my interest in body image, my doctoral thesis focused on the experience of female patients seeking elective rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery.
• Doctor of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies, Metanoia Institute accredited by Middlesex University
• Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute
• Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, Metanoia Institute
• BA (Hons) with Specialisation in Psychological Counselling, University of South Africa
• Certificate of Competency in using Psychological Tests, Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
• Certificate of Completion of the Fundamentals of EGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association Model Practice)
• British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP): www.bacp.co.uk
• UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP): www.psychotherapy.org.uk
• British Psychological Society (BPS): www.bps.org.uk