Debbie Keenan

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Psychotherapist, MA & PGDip, PGDip CBT, Cert, MBACP (Accred)
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Monmouthshire NP16 & Chepstow NP16
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About me

'Awarded The Dean’s Prize for Most Outstanding and Notable Achievement, in the School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies, University of South Wales 2019'


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Hello, my name is Debbie, and I am an accredited, multi award winning and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist.  I have studied counselling and psychotherapy for eleven years and am currently  completing my Doctorate Degree in Psychotherapy and counselling.  The way I work,  is to draw on different theoretical models to provide my clients with a tailored and bespoke approach to match their individual needs. I help clients gain a deeper understanding of their self by working through obstacles and difficulties, exploring why these may have arisen, and how to learn and move on from them. I know first hand how daunting it can be going into therapy, but even though making that first step is hard, it is undeniably a step towards healing. I will be alongside you every step of the way, offering warmth, support, an open mind and understanding.

In addition to having a Master degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have three Post Graduate diplomas, one in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), one in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy,  and one in Couple Counselling Advanced Specialist Diploma NCPS.  I believe in healing the whole person, which includes the mind and body. I will walk alongside you to make sense of your experiences and explore new ways of being. In this way, I hope to help you gain greater insight and understanding of yourself.

How counselling can help:

I provide a compassionate, open, non-judgemental space. I want to support you in gaining a deeper insight into drivers of distress, overcome emotional barriers and find alternative ways to cope or bring about change so that you can achieve an optimum state of mental health and wellbeing. Please get in touch and take the first step in owning your future.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy-present
  • Couples Counselling Advanced Specialist Diploma NCPS (National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society)
  • Master Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of South Wales, 2022
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative counselling and Psychotherapy, University of South Wales, 2 year study, 2021
  • Co presented and helped produce, in conjunction with Monmouthshire Educational Psychology Service, a training video to be used as CPD for educational staff on coping skills/strategies for managing anxiety -2020, and again in 2021
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of South Wales in 2019
  • University of South Wales 2019, The Dean’s Prize for Most Outstanding and Notable Achievement, in the School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies
  • Post Graduate Level 4 Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), 2 year study, 2018
  • Level 2 and level 3 in Counselling Skills, 2 year study, 2016
  • Set up a placement for counselling children in an educational setting, 2014
  • NIACE-Monmouthshire Student of The Year, 2013

                                               ACHIEVEMENTS/TRAINING

  • As a school's Wellbeing and pastoral support leader, I led the school to achieve the Carnegie Centre for Excellence in Mental Health Bronze Award in 2019 and in 2020 my leadership saw the school becoming the first school in Wales to achieve the Silver Award.
  • I have also led my current educational setting, to become the first school in Wales to achieve all three Young Carer awards.
  • Interviewed by The Chair of The Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition, for setting up emotional check-ins, for staff in an educational setting, 2019
  • Observed teaching mindfulness for PHD research project, by Cardiff University, 2019
  • Guest speaker at MISP International Conference 2020, speaking about the importance of Mental Health Awareness and Mindfulness. Also, I have been used as a case study by MISP.
  • Presented as a case study for The First Minister of Wales, Mental Health and Mindfulness Whole School Approach, 2019
  • Trained adults and children in mindfulness techniques and taught certificated training courses for adults in counselling and mindfulness skills, level 3 Teacher/Trainer education qualification
  • Volunteer counsellor at University of South Wales Therapy, which has NHS and private clients
  • Volunteer counsellor for people with addictions and personality disorders
  • Mindfulness Teacher/Trainer Qualification

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£75.00 per session

Additional information

  • Face to Face therapy 
  • Remote therapy via telephone, Teams or Skype 
  • Family and couple sessions availability, £90 per session
  • Evening sessions availability




When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night
  • Remote Therapy via telephone, Teams or Skype 
  • Face to Face therapy
  • Family  and couple therapy sessions availability, £90 per session.

Further information

I regularly attend training events such as Mental Health First Aid, The Freedom Programme, Domestic Abuse, Suicide Intervention, Child Abuse, Emotional Freedom Therapy, (EFT), ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and Family Support Training. 

I am an  accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists MBACP (Accred). This status means that my practice has met BACP's highest standards as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner. 

I have vast experience and training in working with the following areas/people 

Self-regulation

Anger

Psychoeducation

Critical Inner Voice

Mood disorders

Panic attacks

Low self-esteem

Sexuality

Trauma and PTSD

Relationship issues

Health anxiety

Women issues

Men's issues

Teenage issues

Body dysmorphia

Stress

Deep rooted childhood trauma

Loss 

Transition

Low self confidence

Catastrophizing

NAT's (Negative Automatic Thoughts)

Learning and physical disabilities

Affairs

Dysfunctional vicious cycles of thinking and behaviour

Neurodiversity 

Sexuality

Bereavement 

Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16

The Wellbeing Centre, Manor House, Bank Street, Chepstow, Sir Fynwy, NP16 5EL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Debbie Keenan
Debbie Keenan