Debra Newman MBACP (Acc), Fdsc, BSc (Hons), EMDR, Anger UK Certified

Debra Newman MBACP (Acc), Fdsc, BSc (Hons), EMDR,  Anger UK Certified

Office 14
Baldry Barn
Southfields, Church Lane
West Parley
BH22 8TR

07873 134069

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About me

Are you looking for a professional, friendly and compassionate counsellor?

At times in our lives, we all struggle with difficult situations and emotions. Life’s troubles, past or present, can sometimes get in the way. I support people to find ways that are right for them to move forward. Together we work through what you choose to bring to counselling at a pace that suits you. It is my aim to provide a safe, warm and confidential service to all my clients.

I offer both long and short term therapy with adults from the age of 18 and over.

  • 1-hour sessions are £60
  • 90 min sessions are £80

BeWell does not offer free counselling, but I am happy to discuss reduced fees for those who are unwaged, students or on a state pension.

As a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor, my approach is to identify what would be of particular therapeutic benefit to you and integrate this into our sessions. I have a sense of humour and am creative, which is reflected in how I work. We work together; side by side and step by step.

I am an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with its Ethical Framework. I am fully insured.

How to get started

When you contact me I will endeavour to respond to you within 48 hours. We can then arrange to speak with one another privately at a convenient time. This is an uncharged conversation, which is obligation free.

If you decide to go ahead, we can set up a day and time for an initial session where we can talk about what you would like to get out of counselling. If you are then happy to continue, I will set up a second session and we can arrange to meet weekly or fortnightly.

If you would like a no-obligation conversation at a time to suit you, then please contact me by email or call/text 07873 134 069.

Where is BeWell Counselling?

BeWell Counselling is located in West Parley, which is easily accessed from Bournemouth, Wimborne and Ringwood. The therapy suite rests within a converted barn alongside other professional offices, set against the quiet of the countryside. It's both private and comfortable, with free parking available.

For more about BeWell Counselling and how I work please visit my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP (Acc), Diploma and Fdsc Person-Centred Counselling, BSc (Hons) Professional Healthcare, EMDR, AngerUK Certified.

My experience working within healthcare and the NHS helps me to understand how the mind and body work together and what happens in health and illness. Initially, I worked as a Registered General Nurse and later as a Counsellor within GP practices. Clients experienced a wide range of issues which included: bereavement, loss and grief, anxiety, panic, stress, depression, mood swings, relationship difficulties, self-harm, addictions, physical and life-limiting illness, low self-esteem, identity, sexuality, abuse, trauma, feelings of being overwhelmed, loneliness, anger and sadness.

I have further experience working with trauma, sexual abuse and rape at the West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre. Many of my clients expressed feelings of stigmatization, powerlessness, guilt and shame and had built up coping mechanisms in order to survive that were no longer helpful.

Additional training includes EMDR, CBT, Critical Incident Training, trauma and dissociation, rape and sexual abuse, lifestyle coaching, sexual diversities, mindfulness for wellbeing, bereavement support, alcohol and drug awareness, developing creative interventions, domestic abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, anger management and positive change. I also am able to provide the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) service, which relates to stress in the workplace.

For the past three years, I've operated as a private practitioner which has provided me with a wealth of first-hand experience. Following the tragic Manchester bombing, I was involved in Critical Incident work with individuals and groups.


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Anger Management and positive change
  • Trauma
  • EMDR
  • Critical Incidents
  • Living with the impact of physical illness
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Depression
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) - stress in the workplace

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  • Southfields Counselling Suite
  • Southfields Counselling Suite
  • BeWell Counselling Debra Newman
  • Anger UK Certification


  • 1-hour sessions are £60
  • 90 min sessions are £80

BeWell does not offer free counselling but I am willing to discuss reduced fees for those who are unwaged, students or on a state pension for daytime appointments.

For more about BeWell Counselling and how I work please visit my website.

Your doctor may be able to access free counselling if this is what you require.

Further information

Are you looking for Anger Management and positive change?

As an Anger UK Certified Counsellor, I offer individual one hour sessions.

  • Individual 1:1 sessions are £60 per session

Please contact me for further information.

Maps & Directions

Bournemouth, BH22 8TR

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Ground floor office that is easily accessible.


My current availability is Monday to Thursday 9am-7pm.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme