Deborah is a hypnotherapist specialized in cognitive-behavioral therapies, offering her services under the name of Your Visual Mind. She works out of the Akin Health and Sports Medical Clinic in Auray, in Brittany, France; she also receives at her private office and works with clients online.
After receiving a B.A. from New York University she obtained a double B.A. from the Université de Paris III. She is completing a BSc in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapeutic Approaches from the University of Derby for qualification as a CBT therapist, prior to finishing her master in psychology.
After graduation from the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy and approval by and registration with the UK’s General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, she was certified in France as a Practitioner of Ericksonian hypnotherapy by the Institut Centre France d’Hypnothérapie Ericksonienne. She has received specialized hypnotherapy training in insomnia, smoking cessation, panic disorders, CBT assessment and treatment plans, bedwetting, stress management and resilience, and especially EMDR and EFT for trauma.
She also has trained with the Beck Institute in the United States in CBT for depression and anxiety, and CBT in conjunction with mindfulness work; finally, she has completed training in ACT therapy, with Dr. Russ Harris.
Deborah also has been certified in transformational dreamwork for personal development, having trained with Dr. Susan Sims Smith, Jungian psychotherapist, and Bob Hoss, Gestalt psychologist and former president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.
She is registered with the National Guild of Hypnotists in the United States, and the General Hypnotherapy Register in the UK.
Deborah was also a professional life coach registered for several years with the International Coach Federation (ICF).
She has practiced in the UAE and is now established in France and internationally, offering consultations in-person and online.
Deborah’s prior years as a visual thinking consultant; as a researcher, author and conference speaker on creativity and the brain; and as a trainer in neuroscience-based drawing instruction have all naturally led her to continue her exploration of the visual mind in her professional life, with a view to helping and healing.