About Debbie Lovell

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Debbie Lovell

I have been a practising counsellor in a private medical practise in Hong Kong for 10 years before returning to the UK in 2017 to pursue my doctorate.


Areas of interest
I have a multidisciplinary background which has led me to a general interest in the interface of psychology and physiology. Common issues in this field are the interaction of anxiety, anger, depression and stress with problematic eating, sleeping disturbances, sexual dysfunction, and muscle tension/pain.


I also have extensive experience of negative self evaluation working with issues such as low self esteem/self confidence, poor body image, performance anxiety, social anxiety, and shame.


Special interest
Sexual difficulties that emerge for individuals and couples such as: desire disparity within a couple, painful intercourse, erectile dysfunction, anxiety regarding sexual performance, body image and sexual self esteem, sexual trauma.  


Therapeutic modalities
I work integratively and may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Psychodynamic and Solution Focussed depending on the clients needs and preferences


Qualifications
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology - in progress - (UWE, Bristol UK)

MSocSc Counselling (University of South Australia) 

MSc in Exercise and Nutrition Science (Chester University ,UK)
Ba Hons Psychology major (Leicester University UK)


Professional Registrations/Memberships
Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Board Certified Sex Therapist with the Therapist Certification Association (TCA) , USA

Member of the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists  (COSRT), UK