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Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor, Dip CBT, Mindfulness

About me

Hello, my name is Debbie, and I am a qualified, professional and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Mindfulness teacher. This means that I draw on different theoretical models to provide my clients with a tailored 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 being a registered member of the BACP, I am a mindfulness teacher and life coach. 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

  • Level 2 and Level 3 Counselling Skills- 2 year study
  • Post Graduate Level 4 Diploma in CBT, 2 year study, 2018
  • 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 Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of South Wales,  2 year study, 2021
  • Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of South Wales-present
  • 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 techniques/strategies for managing anxiety-2020, and again in 2021.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Set up a placement for counselling children in an education setting-2016
  • Mindfulness Teacher/Leader Qualification

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Separation anxiety 

Shame

Negative self image

Low self-esteem 

Loneliness 

Health anxiety 

Feelings of being different 

Cultural issues 

Anger

Family of Origin issues 

Life transitions 

Family issues

Loss

Guilt

Codependency

Jealousy

Trust issues

Midlife crisis

Self-Compassion 

Rejection

Parenting

Fear

Fatigue

Polyamory/Non monogamous Relationships

Abandonment issues

Aging and Geniatric Issues 

Isolation

Forgiveness 

Sibling issues

Distress

Breakup

Personal development 

Relationship

Spiritually

Financial debt

Feeling of hopelessness 

Child related issues 

Life skills 

Life purpose

Commitment issues

Control issues

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

  • £55 per session 
  • Face to Face therapy 
  • Remote therapy via telephone, Zoom or Skype 
  • Walk and Talk Therapy available 




When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Evening and weekend appointments available.

  • Remote Therapy via telephone, Zoom or Skype 
  • Walk and Talk Therapy available
  • Face to Face therapy 

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 a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

Chepstow, Sir Fynwy, NP16

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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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