Debbie Cole B.Ed. (Hons) Dip Couns (MBACP)
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 https://www.bacp.co.uk/
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loneliness and Isolation
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
£45 Individual Therapy
£55 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.
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.
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Type of session
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Please contact me as my availability can vary.
Types of client