Deborah Cowell (MNCS Accred) (MBACP)

Deborah Cowell (MNCS Accred) (MBACP)

Suite 1
16 North Burns
Chester Le Street

07432 561914

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Suite 1
16 North Burns
Chester Le Street

07432 561914

About me

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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, sleepless nights, anxiety and worry, or perhaps when feeling a little stuck or lost in life's journey. Talking in confidence to a professional, accredited and experienced counsellor will help you to live a fulfilled life again or gain control of your symptoms.

Call today for a friendly discussion and discover how counselling can help you.

Each and every client is individually unique, even if two clients present with the same issues, each have their own unique experiences, emotionally, psychologically and physically. I often work in an eclectic way which allows me to customise the therapy to meet the unique needs of you the client. By personalising the therapeutic experience it allows me to best address and respond to your unique needs. I ensure that the most effective therapeutic models and techniques are integrated into your counselling.

My practice provides you with a safe, comfortable, relaxed and discrete space for you to fully explore your concerns. I offer you a friendly, trusting, honest, confidential and non-judgemental counselling service with a dedicated and focussed time slot just for you without interruptions.

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

I am also a Mindfulness practitioner and may use Mindfulness techniques, stress and anxiety coping and management strategies to help you with your symptoms. Using Mindfulness allows you to focus and become aware of your internal experiences. The process allows you to observe and notice your thoughts, feelings and any sensations by fully accepting them without ruminating on your internal story or negative thoughts.

I am an accredited registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their code of ethics. In doing so I 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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

* Private Counselling offered to corporate clients across the North East

Photos & videos

  • Supporting Mates In Mind
  • Accredited Registrant with National Counselling Society
  • DC Counselling


No obligation free 30 minute telephone discussion to see how I can help you

  • Full 60 minute sessions as opposed to the 50 min hour
  • One to One 60 min session £40 per session
  • One to One 90 min session £55 per session
  • Weekend sessions available 60 mins £45 & 90 mins £60
  • One to one Mindfulness Session 90 mins £30 (introductory session £25)
  • Concessionary rates offered depending on circumstances (Students and individual's on low income/financially challenged)
  • 10% Discounts on block bookings of 6 or more

I accept cash, bank transfer or all major credit/debit cards.

Maps & Directions

Chester Le Street, DH3 3TF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Days of Practice: Mon-Tues-Wed-Thur-Fri from 9.30am last session 8pm. *Some Weekends offered

Types of client

Older adults