Deborah Short

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Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4
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About me

Areas of particular interest: Trauma, Anxiety, Bereavement & loss, Stress management, Energy psychotherapy, Assertiveness training, Spirituality, Relationship counselling, Psychosexual counselling, Depression, Self-esteem & confidence difficulties. 

I have over 30 years experience working as a counsellor/psychotherapist/ clinical supervisor in the NHS, various voluntary agencies and in private practice.  I have encountered a wide range of problems and have worked with clients from a diversity of backgrounds. All my work is supported by regular clinical supervision and continuing professional development.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP registered psychotherapist
MA (Gestalt Psychotherapy)
Dip. SPTI (Gestalt)
Person-centred Counselling training                                    Diploma in Clinical Supervision    Certificate in Energy Psychotherapy                      Diploma in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy 

PGCE - Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Qualified Hatha Yoga teacher 

30+ years experience in private practice, NHS & hospice

Individuals, couples, groups, clinical supervision, consultancy & training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Conscious living/conscious dying


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individuals £60.00
Couples £60.00
Supervision £60.00
Consultancy & training - on application
Medico-legal - on application

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Variable through mon-fri office hours and evenings depending on case load. Clinical supervision availability during weekends 

Further information

I enjoy my work immensely and continue to be inspired by the potential for growth that psychotherapy and counselling offers.  My work with clients is underpinned by several years of personal counselling as well as many years of practising (and teaching) yoga and meditation.  I live in a busy, happy home in the Dales area of Derbyshire with my husband, dog & three cats. When I'm not working as a therapist, I very much enjoy a part-time career in music, singing and playing clarinet in a 5-piece folk roots band. I am also passionate about natural health and grow as much of our own chemical-free food as possible. Please refer to my website for further details and call for a no obligation conversation if you would like to explore working with me.

Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

Qualified clinical supervisor with over 30 years' experience

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