About Me

I am a highly experienced BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor and Reiki Master based in Manchester UK.

Qualifications & Training

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Degree.
  • Reg. MBACP (Accred), Reg. No 093559, 2014.
  • Diploma in Counselling, 1999.
  • PG Certificate in Clinical Supervision.
  • Reiki Master Degree, 2012.
  • Continuing professional development via ongoing training and workshops


My current experience includes:

  • Counsellor: Debbie Ruskin Counselling & Therapy, 2003-present.
  • Clinical Supervisor: Debbie Ruskin Counselling & Therapy, 2005-present.
  • Reiki Therapist: Debbie Ruskin Counselling & Therapy, 2012-present.
  • Counsellor: The Perrin Clinic, 2006-present.
  • Counsellor: Various organisations and companies, Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs), Occupational Health Services and healthcare professionals, 1999-present.
  • My own life experiences increase my personal as well as professional understanding of the benefits of Counselling and Reiki, which enhances my work as a therapist.

Previously I have gained valuable experience in various roles including:

  • Supervisor: The Rainbow Trust for their family support workers, 2005-2021.
  • Counsellor: Metropolitan Borough of Bury, 2003-2013.
  • Counsellor: Disability Services within Bury Adult Care Services, 2008-2010.
  • Counsellor: Trafford NHS Supportive, Palliative & Bereavement Service (voluntary), 1998-2008.
  • Counsellor: The Gaddum Centre in their children and families bereavement service, 2000-2002.

Professional Memberships

  • I am a Registered Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. No 093559) and work to their code of practice.
  • I am also a member of Counselling Northwest.


My publications are shown on the Publications page.

Contact & appointments

You are welcome to contact me to discuss your requirements and arrange a session.

Contact hours
Monday to Friday, 09:00am to 6:00pm (except public holidays).

I will respond to phone and email messages as soon as I can.