Judith Desbonne

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BSc, Cert Ed, Adv. HG Dip.P, RMN
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Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6
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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 (HGI)

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

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Human Givens Institute

Areas of counselling I deal with

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 which works in the same way as EMDR for the treatment of trauma and PTSD.


£75.00 - £150.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality

Additional information

Adult Therapy rate                    £80 per session (75 mins)

Couples therapy rate: £150 (up to 90 mins)
Children aged 16 and under        £75 (one hour)

Employee assistance rate          £90 per session (75 mins)

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

Supervision session (Group)    £80 per hour

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments available.

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

Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I am an accredited Supervisor and and can offer supervision to individuals and small groups.

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Judith Desbonne
Judith Desbonne