Debbie Cole B.Ed. (Hons) Dip Couns (MBACP)

Debbie Cole B.Ed. (Hons) Dip Couns (MBACP)


07811 375234 / 07811 375234

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About me

You have already taken your first bold step by looking at counselling directory, perhaps acknowledging to yourself that things in your life aren't quite right and that you need help to manage them. Maybe I can help either at my office; or if you are unable to travel, in your own home.

My counselling is confidential, professional, non judgmental, weekly therapy which will enable you to understand yourself and the causes of painful feelings and anxieties. The process enables you to work through your feelings, move on from painful issues and assist in an understanding of your relationship with yourself and others. This knowledge can empower you to make positive changes to your life and move on to experience more fulfilling relationships.

As well as individual work I also offer couples counselling in  a structured, supportive environment; as a skilled third party I can help you both to explore the problems and conflicts in your primary relationship which may be deeply affecting your health and happiness. My couples work is indescriminate  weather yo are heterosexual, gay or bi. My training also encompasses working with couples where one persom may have identified as trans after the onset of the relationship.

I have private practices in Ferndown; offering counselling to both adults and young people on a wide range of concerns including; relationship issues, general anxiety disorder, depression including manic depression, loneliness, mental health difficulties, family and child issues, addiction, abuse and trauma. After an initial consultation counselling will be offered on a long or short term basis, depending on your needs.I have considerable success in helping to overcome anxiety, lift depression, relieve stress, cope with traumas; including bereavement, abuse and accidents, manage anger, increase self esteem and improve relationships.

I would very much like to help you with the difficulties that may have brought you to my page on this website. As counselling is a process of good communication please communicate any issues or queries you may have so that we may explore possible solutions. To book an appointment or to ask further questions either email me or phone my mobile, if I am unable to answer please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I am able. (My contact details are shown above).

As a fully registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapists, I uphold the BACP ethical framework for good practice and work according to BACP guidelines. For further information see

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP/WPF accredited Diploma of Psychodynamic Counselling

BACP accredited Certificate in Integrative Counselling

Trained in Psychodynamic Client Assessment

Worked as a volunteer with the Samaritans

B.Ed (Teaching Degree.) Trained and Retired  teacher in Secondary Education.

I continue to engage in ongoing professional development and have undertaken courses in CBT, group work, eating disorders, abuse/sexual abuse, sexual dysfunction to name just a few. I am currently working towards accreditation with BACP.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Loneliness and Isolation


£50 Individual Therapy

£60 Couples Therapy

I also offer a limited number of concessionary places subject to financial hardship.
If you are elderly, disabled or ill I would be able to see you at your own home providing a quite, private area can be made available.

Further information

I have worked with a wide range of disability including learning difficulties, physical disability, chronic and acute illness. I appreciate the practical demands that such disabilities require so  I am willing to travel to a client’s home on a permanent or occasional basis and offer some flexibility with weekly timings.

Maps & Directions

Ferndown, BH22

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Please contact me as my availability can vary.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults