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Debbie Longsdale
Integrative Therapist, Day Care Lead
Debbie Longsdale

Debbie Longsdale

Debbie joined Priory in March 2015 as an integrative psychotherapist with experience supporting both adults and children. In 2017, Debbie also took the responsibility of becoming day care lead therapist and in October 2019 the position of Therapy Services Manager for the hospital. She now oversees Priory Hospital Bristol’s outpatient provision, managing the diversity of the team in terms of skills and aiming to maintain the high standard of therapy offered through both 1:1 therapy and group therapy. Debbie has experience working with both inpatients and outpatients.

Training

  • Systemic Psychotherapy (family therapy)
  • Application of attachment theory in psychotherapy
  • Compassion focused therapy (CFT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Infant Loss
  • Trauma: psychopathology and treatment

"Debbie was a pleasure to be able to talk to and she allowed me to have the confidence to ‘open up’. She reassured me and helped me feel positive about myself; well worth the sessions which have helped me come to terms with the situation I find myself in." Former patient

I am an experienced integrative therapist aiming to provide an authentic and safe place for individuals to explore whatever is causing them emotional distress. I offer practice and considered responses, without judgement, and work together with you to find solutions or different perspectives on the perceived reality.

My approach to treatment is primarily ‘person-centred’. My work often explores how we have been ‘socially and emotionally constructed’ through our relationships and environments – exploring any attachment issues and relationship dynamics that may be causing distress.

We would collaboratively explore specific issues that may need new skills to manage a challenge. Issues can include, for example, anxiety, coming to terms with a loss or bereavement, or managing unhelpful coping strategies. Treatment involves leaning on a wide range of evidence-based theories to help individuals feel better equipped in life.

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