Debby Monkhouse Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Counselling and Supervision in Swanage, Purbeck, near Poole

About me #01

About me

I work in Private Practice as a Counsellor, CBT Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.
I am Lead Trainer for Royal Borough of Greenwich's Expert Patients Programme, a service run by and for people living with long term health conditions, supporting self management.
I am an Examiner for Canterbury Christ Church University's Postgraduate Diploma in CBT.
I am Honarary Secretary for the BABCP Supervision Special Interest Group.

I have always been committed to empowerment and development, to equal opportunities and to upholding people's rights. I worked in public service for thirty years, in Housing, Adult Education and the NHS.
I also led not-for-profit Yoga Retreats and Enlightenment Intensives for a number of years.

I also write a lighthearted monthly blog, Thoughts for April, which I hope will give you a sense of who I am and may also help with the issues that Winter and Valentine's Day can bring up for us.


And About Swanage.....
I have been coming to Swanage for twenty years, and moved here in 2015. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and there are lovely walks from my Consulting room to Peveril Point, to Durlston Country Park and the South West Coast Path, or along the sandy beach which extends around the bay. Whether you are coming for CBT, Counselling or Supervision I encourage you to allow extra time to take in the beauty of the local area, which, in itself, can help to create a sense of peace, perspective and wellbeing.

Training and Qualifications
I completed introduction to Counselling Skills and the first year of a two year Diploma in Person Centred Therapy, 2002-3.
I achieved an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, with Merit, at CPPD Counselling College, 2003-6.
I was accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2007.
I achieved a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, with Merit, at Canterbury Christ Church University in 2009-10.
I was accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy in 2011.
I completed a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Supervisor training at Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre 2012-13.

Location, duration and fees
My Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision Practice is based in Swanage, Purbeck, near Poole, Corfe, and Wareham. Bournemouth, Dorchester and Weymouth are within an hours drive.
I also work as a CBT Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor on Skype or Facetime.
We can work on a time limited or open-ended basis, depending on your needs and preferences.
The initial consultation is free. This is an opportunity to get a sense of how we would work together.
My fees for subsequent sessions are £45 per hour. Some concessions are available for people on low incomes, please ask.


Getting in contact
If you would like more information, or to book a free consultation, please call or text me on
07960 391357
or email me using the short form available by clicking the email button on the right.
If I miss your call, please text me with a good time to call you back. Thank you.


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