Deborah Short MA UKCP reg.

Deborah Short MA UKCP reg.



07591 017257 / 07591 017257

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About me

Areas of particular interest:
Anxiety; Bereavement & loss; Stress management & relaxation; Assertiveness training; Spirituality; Couples counselling; Psychosexual counselling; Kink aware counselling; Depression; Self-esteem & confidence;

I have over 25 years experience working as a counsellor/psychotherapist in an NHS general medical practice, various voluntary agencies and also in private practice. I also offer clinical supervision in my private practice. I have encountered a wide range of problems and have worked with clients from a diversity of backgrounds. I have a particular interest in gender and sexuality diversity and have done extra training & development in this area. I am on the approved list of counsellors for Gendered Intelligence, an organisation aiming to increase understanding of trans, gender diverse and questioning people. 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
PGCE - Post Graduate Certificate in Education

20+ years experience in private practice, NHS & hospice

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Conscious living/conscious dying


Individuals £50.00
Couples £50.00
Supervision £50.00
Consultancy & training - on application
Medico-legal - on application

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 partner, two teens, dog & three cats. Please refer to my website for further details and call for a no obligation conversation if you would like to explore working with me.

Maps & Directions

Ripley, DE5
Matlock, DE4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Variable through mon-fri office hours and evenings depending on case load

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have a post-gradute Diploma in Clinical Supervision from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham where I completed my supervision training in 1997.

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