Dr Deborah Rafalin


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About me

Deborah Rafalin is an HCPC Registered Psychologist who completed her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey in 1998. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Deborah is an experienced psychological therapist who has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds with a broad range of difficulties. She has worked extensively within the NHS, in the voluntary sector and in an established central London private practice.

Deborah works with Adults and Adolescents, individually and in groups, and is experienced in working in a range of psychological therapy approaches. Deborah is an approved Chartered Counselling Psychologist by BUPA, PPP, Prudential and Norwich Union private insurers.

In addition to her extensive psychological therapy experience, Deborah is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at City University, London. Deborah trains Counselling Psychologists on their professional Doctoral programme and also researches clinical issues in the field of Counselling Psychology. Her academic involvement allows her to keep her knowledge up to date which greatly benefits her psychological therapy practice. Deborah is also a clinical supervisor for Psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors. Deborah also works for the professional regulator, the Health Professions and Care Council (HCPC) where she is a panel member on fitness to practice and competency panels. Deborah additionally works for Stem4, a charity which aims to reduce the prevalence of mental health difficulties in adolescents through providing education to young people, their teachers and their parents/carers.

Areas of interest

Individual psychology therapy offered to adult and adolescent clients. Experienced at working with a broad range of difficulties, including Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Bereavement; Depression; Anxiety disorders; Relationship issues; Adolescent mental health; Individual therapy; Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); HIV / AIDS; Psychodynamic therapy; Major trauma; Alcohol / drug dependency; Sexual Difficulties. Experienced at working from within a range of therapeutic models as clinically appropriate, including CBT and psychodynamic therapies.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Pain management
  • Physical disability
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