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Debbie Lemmon

Debbie is a qualified Person Centred Counsellor, Certified Play Therapist and Filial Play Coach (MBACP and NCS). She approaches all her work from a Person Centred perspective.

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Debbie provides therapeutic services to children, young people, adults and families. The person centred approach is at the heart of all she does. She strives to offer a therapeutic relationship that is robust enough to contain whatever is brought to the sessions.

This might sometimes get a bit messy and she truly believes that if individuals are able to hang in there in the mess and be curious, open, accepting and loving then amazing development can happen. She is a gentle person and she realises that her style might not suit everyone and that is why she encourages people to come along and meet her and explore what they might be able to do together before committing to the process.

It is important to consider that sometimes the relationship does not gel in a comfortable way and it is ok to be honest about that. Debbie agrees with what Carl Rogers concluded - 'I realise that if I were stable, prudent and static; I'd live in death. Therefore I accept confusion, uncertainty, fear and emotional ups and downs; because that is the price I am willing to pay for a fluid, perplexed and exciting life'.

What do you think? If you would like someone that agrees with this to share your life experiences with then Debbie is ready and available to meet with you. You could go on a journey with Debbie and see what emerges, would you like to go down this path and see what emerges? If so please get in touch and arrange to meet Debbie in her self contained therapy room in South Lancaster and then you and her can see what you can do together!


Please get in touch if you would like to know more or would like to book an appointment


I have always found Starfish Therapeutic Services to be professional and accommodating for the families that use the service.  Debbie always maintains confidentiality and the feedback I have received from families is excellent.


January 2018

Debbie has a gentle personality. she is present and available. Debbie is very professional at all times. I am very complimentary of Debbie’s work and the service she has provided. Debbie has been “Superb”


July 2016

Debbie is gentle and knowledgeable, and perfect for dealing with parenting issues. I found the course with her really enjoyable, and it gave me more confidence in my parenting. Highly recommended  :-).

Play to Connect Course participant and parent


Highly recommend this course.

Play to Connect Course participant and parent.


Debbie is a wonderful play therapist, she is very sensitive to the child’s needs and works in a non-directed, child centred way. She is reliable and professional at all times. Debbie really cares about the wellbeing of children and works hard to ensure that their emotional and mental health is at the core of the work she does. I would recommend Debbie to anyone looking for a therapist.

Shahana Knight

Director Of Services, TPC Therapy LTD: Therapy; Training and Consultation