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Judith Desbonne

Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6
01278421385 01278421385 07957 817035 07957 817035

About me

I provide a professional psychological therapy service  offering Counselling and psychotherapy to adults, children and young people and an employee assistance service for businesses in addition to a clinical Supervision service.

I use the Human Givens approach which is highly effective in, helping people to overcome any emotional, behavioural or mental health  difficulties as quickly as possible.

I also offer FREE counselling for Veterans of the Armed Forces in association with the Charity PTSD Resolution.

Training, qualifications & experience

Judith Desbonne is qualified to Advanced Diploma level in Human Givens psychological therapy and is also a registered psychiatric nurse with 30 years of experience in the mental health sector including the Child and adolescent mental health service. (CAMHS)

She is also an accredited supervisor having completed the Human Givens college Supervision training course.

She is a Fellow member of the Human Givens Institute (FHGI) and an accredited member of the European Therapy Studies institute (ETSI) and the Human Givens Institute (HGI)

The Human Givens Institute ( HGI) is accredited by the professional standards authority.

Member organisations


Human Givens Institute

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation and a professional body representing the interests of those in the caring and teaching professions who have an interest in or utilise the human givens approach. Counselling Directory register Registered Members (MHGI) and Fellow Members (FHGI), who will have completed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) and who are fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

Human Givens Institute

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural issues
Domestic abuse
Racial identity and overcoming the effects of racial abuse
Stress related medical conditions

Trained and experienced in the Rewind Technique  the treatment of trauma and PTSD

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Group therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Adult Therapy rate                    £75 per session (75 mins)
Children aged 16 and under        £70 ( one hour)

Employee assistance rate          £80 per session (75 mins)

Supervision session (Individual)  £70 per hour. £40 for half an hour

Supervision session (Group)       £80 per hou

Tai Chi for health and relaxation £60 per hour ( £30 for 30 minutes)

Further information

I use the Human Givens approach which consists of a combination of up-to-date, effective techniques that includes cognitive behavioural approaches, relaxation and visualisation.

Primarily I focus on the current difficulties that you are having and how you would like your future to be.

There is no need for you to give details about your past or to discuss traumatic events that you do not want to talk about.

See www.hgi.org.uk for further information


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Daytime and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am an accredited Supervisor having completed the Human Givens college Supervision training course an.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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