Deborah Ward

I have over 20 years personal development experience working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds, seeking help for a great range of issues and problems. In that time I have earned the reputation of being able to provide an atmosphere of safety, respect and optimism for the capacity to overcome difficulties. In the process, my clients develop an increased sense of satisfaction and effective control over their lives.

My approach is integrative, collaborative and active in focussing on the issues identified by the client. My theoretical stance is primarily psychodynamic and object relational.

Most of my work is long-term psychotherapy, although I do also offer short-term counselling. I work with a wide range of issues and specialise in early loss, trauma, separation and absence of 'good enough' parenting as well as working with adults who have a history of childhood abuse; sexual and otherwise.