Debbie Cornthwaite (Counsellor) Adv Dip. MNCS

Debbie Cornthwaite (Counsellor) Adv Dip. MNCS

Newton Abbot

07871 428 445

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About me

With a passion for listening and always being the 'Agony Aunt' of the district, I decided it was time to follow my dreams and become a qualified Counsellor. With the children off my hands and with a lifetime of experiences (not all good), I embarked on my new challenge. I have never looked back. As long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by people and their behaviour, why do we say and do the things we say and do?

Its now my mission to provide a safe and comfortable space for you, in order for me to listen to you without judgement, in the hope that I can help you to overcome the difficulties facing you. Sometimes, just being able to offload to someone 'neutral' who can listen in confidence is a starting point. A problem shared is a problem halved! I recognise that everyone is different and 'one size' doesn't fit all, therefore different approaches to your therapy are sometimes necessary in order to find out what is going to work for you.

You are not alone. Everyone in their lives encounter problems, some current and others that have been present since childhood. We could all benefit from having some counselling, unfortunately, most of us don't. The thought of going for counselling can come with its own fears. Understandably, the cost of counselling also features but can we afford not to? Living with phobia's, bad memories, anxieties and traumatic experience's, comes at a high price too!

The first step of any journey is the hardest, find the courage and take it. I provide a friendly service with no obligation.

I try to accommodate everyone, regardless of their circumstances, providing evening and weekend appointments if necessary.

I am a member of the National Counselling Society and fully insured.

Please e-mail or call me for any further information? I look forward to helping you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy:
  • Level 3 certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (to include workshops in):
  • Trauma
  • Eating disorders
  • Nature Therapy
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Sand Tray
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

On going, continued personal development in all related subjects.

I am also a volunteer for the Domestic Violent Abuse organisation SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone) in Exeter. I have been a volunteer counsellor for them for 18 months.

Experience in Equine Therapy, completing a day course/workshop.

Research project attending two days working with young offenders (recently released from prison) to observe how Equine Therapy helped them in their rehabilitation process.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My fees are £35.00 each session (1 Hour), paid either in advance or at the session.

Enquiries about block bookings, student counsellors and those on very low incomes are welcome.

Evening and weekend appointments available.

Further information

My practice room is at Seale Hayne and has free, plentiful parking. There is also a café.

There is NO bus service to the door.

My practice room is UNSUITABLE for those with mobility difficulties as there are two sets of stairs! If you are disabled and would like to see me? I will do my best to arrange for us to meet at another location that's private and suitable?

Maps & Directions

Newton Abbot, TQ13

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Some availability. Evenings and Weekends possible

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme