Deborah Cowell (MNCS Accred)

Deborah Cowell (MNCS Accred)

St. Anthonys Priory
74 Claypath

Alington House
4 North Bailey

07432561914 / 07432 561914

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St. Anthonys Priory
74 Claypath

Alington House
4 North Bailey

07432561914 / 07432 561914

About me

The thought of counselling can seem daunting. We all can experience times in our lives when things are difficult or when something is causing us stress, anxiety and worry, or perhaps when feeling a little stuck or lost in life's journey. Talking in confidence to somebody professional, accredited and experienced can help.

My practice provides a safe, trusting, honest and non-judgemental environment to which I am committed. This allows you the time and space to look at what is causing your concerns safely and ethically. I work with adults on a one to one basis both face to face and by telephone. My practice reaches across County Durham in different locations but welcome clients home visits in their home under certain circumstances. My commitment to practice reaches across week days, evenings and weekends and where available both face to face and telephone.

I strongly believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I have a warm and inviting collaborative approach to my practice which allows me to be enquiring and at times challenging in order to bring out the best possible outcome of client needs.

I am an NCS Accredited Registrant counsellor (National Counselling Society). I am bound by their code of ethics. My theoretical model of training is a person-centred approach. However, I integrate other models of therapy which can often include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) or psychodynamic concepts. I strongly value the influences of the humanistic and person-centred approaches as it is guided by the individual needs. As every client is individually unique, integrating models allows flexibility and freedom to best facilitate client needs.

I am committed to providing a safe, trusting, honest and non-judgemental therapeutic environment for my clients on a one to one basis. My approach does not just focus on the problem but also on what unused opportunities you may have. For example, the counselling will help to activate your unused potential.

I am also a mindfulness practitioner and may use various techniques like Mindfulness and stress management to help you with coping strategies where required or desired by the client.

In order to remain at a high ethical standard I attend regular supervision and carry out frequent continued professional development training in order to keep my skills and knowledge up to date.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdA degree counselling (person-centred)
  • Certificate brief cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Certificate cognitive analytic therapy & techniques
  • Certificate CBT palliative care
  • Certificate loss & bereavement
  • Certificate solution focused (and brief) therapy
  • Mindfulness practitioner certification
  • Mindfulness & compassion integration in professional practice
  • Level 3 diploma adult mental health
  • Level 3 diploma substance misuse & addictions
  • Certificate substance misuse relapse prevention and recovery
  • Certificate suicide prevention
  • RCGP child & adolescent mental health
  • RCGP veterans mental health
  • Certificate in safeguarding children
  • Certificate in play therapy
  • Level 3 counselling skills & theory
  • Level 2 counselling skills
  • RSPH understanding health & health improvement

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • DC Counselling
  • Supporting Mates In Mind
  • St Anthony's Priory Day/Evening/Weekends
  • Views over Durham City From St Anthony's Priory
  • Accredited Registrant with National Counselling Society
  • Verified & Accredited Counsellor
  • DC Counselling


No obligation free 30 minute telephone Assessment/Consultation

50-60 minute sessions:

one to one £35-£40 per session

*Home visits to client £35-£40 per session

*Consessionary rates offered depending on circumstances

Further information

*Under certain circumstances I offer home visits within a clients own home following an in-depth pre-therapy assessment.

Availability in Durham City.

Alington House, Durham City, DH1 3ET.

St Anthony's Priory, Durham City, DH1 1QT

Maps & Directions

Durham, DH1 1QT
Durham, DH1 3ET

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Days of Practice: Mon-Tues-Wed-Thur-Fri from 10am last session 8pm. *Some Evenings, Weekends offered incl disabled access room

Types of client

Older adults