Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships

  • CPCAB Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • MBACP (Accred) Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Professional experience

Debra Glenaway works with adults across a range of mental health conditions and has specialist experience in treating addictions.  Her professional background includes working as a therapist in a psychiatric hospital with patients struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders and addictions.

She has worked within a variety of addiction treatment settings,  including a residential addiction rehab centre, as well as for a specialist addiction counselling agency. She has experience in supporting both patients and their loved ones affected by addiction.

Before qualifying and working in mental health, Debra had a career in international financial services management, lived and worked abroad in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  As a result, she has extensive experience working and living across a range of cultures.

Personal statement

Debra trained as an integrative psychotherapist, which means she works with a number of psychotherapeutic traditions and theories to ensure the best outcome for her patients.

Many of her clients have faced drug, alcohol or other addictions, stress and anxiety, depression, or are worried about their relationships.  Her main focus is helping clients make changes in their lives, by working with them to identify and understand behaviours and thoughts that are no longer helpful to them.

Debra works with different attachment styles, as well as humanistic and motivational approaches, to help support her clients lead the best lives they can.

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Debra has worked for many years as a volunteer psychotherapist for the national mental health charity, Mind. She was also a Trustee of a women’s reproductive health charity.