Deborah Gillespie

Leamington Spa CV31
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Deborah Gillespie

Leamington Spa CV31
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My Approach

My Beliefs

My beliefs are based on the basic principles of Transactional Analysis: everyone has worth, can think and make decisions for themselves, their lives and are able to re-make their decisions in the "here-and-now",

Everyone has the right and the ability to fulfil their own potential and growth in life, and I offer the opportunity to explore your potential through therapy in a confidential, supportive and safe environment.

Why Therapy?

You may be exploring therapy for a number of reasons. You may be trying to cope with the loss of a partner or family member, the breakdown or difficulty of a relationship, trying to make sense of something which happened during your childhood or any other personal reason.

You may have a need to identify and change what you might think is unhealthy behaviour. You may not be clear about the reasons for starting therapy, and that’s okay.

Many of us experience a general sense of unhappiness, anxiety, dissatisfaction and use therapy as a way of finding out what our thoughts, feelings and behaviours mean.

There are no right or wrong reasons. It just takes willingness and some time to look closer at your concerns which you can’t make sense of on your own.

Many of my clients have been referred by existing or previous clients, and I have a high success rate with people engaged in professional roles, including business owners, doctors, lawyers and teachers.

What is Transactional Analysis?

Transactional Analysis (TA) is a set of practical conceptual tools for personal growth and change, and a social psychology developed by Eric Berne MD. According to Berne, Transactional Analysis is a powerful tool for human well-being that utilises the “Adult”, in both the client and therapist to sort out thoughts, feelings and behaviours that result in personal difficulties.

As your therapist, I will work directly with you in the "here-and-now" to establish an equal and transparent working relationship and help to provide you with day-to-day tools to finding constructive and creative solutions to your problems.

The main TA concepts that we'll use during our work are that you are able to think clearly and develop new options and outcomes to your problems. Transactional Analysis will help us to look at how we often re-play childhood strategies in grown-up life, even when these produce results which are self-defeating or painful. I will also give you tools which you will be able to use in between sessions.

You are the expert on you and how you feel, think and behave, I will provide the expertise to understand yourself, your problems, the way you communicate with others, what you want to change and how you can change things in a way which suits you. We will make a contract for the changes and how I will help you to make these. During the process, you will acquire some of the theory and models used which will help you to continue to develop when the therapy is over. These are easily remembered and applied - they are very intuitive.

You may wish to see some basic Transactional Analysis by accessing the website of one of my professional bodies: United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis, where the basic concepts are explained.

This link takes you to the relevant pages:


Transactional Analysis is used in all types of psychological matters from every day living problems to mental health difficulties - including child development. It provides a method of therapy for individuals, couples and families.

About Me

I am a UKCP registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Supervisor using Person Centred and Transactional Analysis therapies. I offer a free session which gives clients an opportunity to decide if I am the right therapist for them.

I offer a confidential service, using an approach that is focused on the results clients want to achieve. I work with people who are over 18 years including: individuals, couples, groups and families. Day-time, evening and weekend appointments are available.

My practice is accessible from the Warwick and Coventry Universities, the surrounding villages and is near to major employers.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Home Visits
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Leamington Spa Office

Kensington House Counselling Service
15 St Marys Road
Leamington Spa CV31 1JW

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

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Leamington Spa CV31

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