Duo celebrating major milestone

Emma Dunn, left, and Debbie Perryman of DP Counselling/Insightfulness

Emma Dunn, left, and Debbie Perryman of DP Counselling/Insightfulness

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A Brighouse based therapy practice is inviting people to attend special open days as it marks a major milestone.

DP Counselling is celebrating eight years of private practice in Brighouse.

The therapy practice is a place for people of all ages to come who may need someone to talk to for any number of reasons.

It also offers counselling for young people aged between ten and 25 who may need space to talk through personal, relational or family issues that may typically trouble young people.

Debbie Perryman has 12 years of counselling experience, having trained to postgraduate level, and she was joined a year ago by Emma Dunn, establishing her own private practice called Insightfulness.

Emma, who has a masters degree in psychotherapy and counselling, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, having also worked for the NHS as a dietitian.

Emma’s practice focuses on individual counselling for those who are depressed, anxious or stressed and offers psychotherapy for those with disordered eating, self harm and those who want to understand their purpose in life.

She said: “There has been a lot of debate in the media about mental health and the need to increase Government spending in line with physical health.

“Counselling can be for anyone, We all want to look after our physical health in periods when it’s good, bad or just ok.

“The same can be said of our psychological wellbeing.

“We can work on this too.”

Debbie said: “We think nothing of taking a spa break, body building, whitening our teeth, going for facials, or taking out expensive gym membership; all to make us feel better and indulge the body.

“But perhaps we need to be more attentive to our emotional and psychological needs.

“If we are depressed, stressed or struggling with our relationships it can have impact on our ability to function at work, children, family and in some cases on our physical health”.

To celebrate the practice’s success to date, it is opening its doors for people to pop in and meet the team and find out more.

Open days will be held at its Commercial Street base, opposite Wilkinson’s, on Sunday, November 16, from 2-4pm and on Thursday, November 20, from 5pm until 7.30pm.

Come along for a coffee and a biscuit, with no appointment needed.

There will be literature, books and information available. You can book a brief confidential consultation at the events. Everyone who visits will also receive a £10 voucher towards a counselling session.

Debbie and Emma are both registered members of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).