Debi Richens

Emotional Resilience Coach

Debi Richens

Hello, I’m Debi, known for Emotional Resilience coaching work in Trauma, PTSD, Grief, and Loss. I have a particular interest in Parental Alienation, Grandparent Alienation and Estrangement. I have a firm belief that everyone should be afforded a voice and be heard, and often, they need hand holding to feel safe enough to have that voice.


t: 07765 227561



I can help you with:

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Domestic/Financial/Emotional Abuse

  • Parental Alienation

  • Grandparent Alienation

  • Anticipatory Grief

  • Dementia

  • Long term adult/child health issues

  • Estrangement - Long or Short term

  • Mental Health

  • Workplace/Career Grief

The Founder of The Soul Phoenix Emotional Resilience Coaching, I have years of lived experience of supporting others. My 20-year career in dentistry saw me specialising in mentoring patients who were carrying great fear and anxiety in having even basic treatments and investigations. Many have had complex treatments that would not have been possible without support.


In my personal life I have experienced a complex childhood, and life changing bereavements - my brother-in-law, and then three generations of the same side of the family. This caused huge disruption in my marriage, which ended in divorce after 20 years. Along the way, I have dealt with severe health issues, and two near death experiences, as well as losing my only child to parental alienation. I found the journey of becoming a divorcee and alienated parent extremely isolating emotionally and financially and I’ve worked through many challenges in rebuilding my life.


Although my working life has encompassed many experiences, and a lifelong learning journey of growing skills and knowledge, my Certification as a Grief Recovery Specialist changed my life completely, and I now use all my skills and knowledge to support others through Trauma, PTSD, Grief, and Loss.


I am experienced and available for one-to-one support, training, workshops, speaking opportunities, and media interviews. I am a regular podcast guest, and contributor to articles on parental and grandparent alienation.

Debi’s qualifications include:


· Business Mentor Santander Breakthrough Women in Business Program

· Certified Grief Recovery Specialist Online

· I-act Therapist – mental health & wellbeing

· Certified Grief Recovery Military & First Responders Specialist

· ACES Certified

· Brain, Trauma & Recovery

· Mental Health First Aid Instructor (MHFA England)

· Suicide Prevention Advocate

· Art Therapy Tutor