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

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Online Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, Counselling & Supervision

Hello, I'm Debby.

I'm a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Psychotherapist, Integrative Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. I began working as a Counsellor in Private Practice in 2006, and have since worked as a CBT Psychotherapist in the NHS 2010-2013, and as a Clinical Supervisor in the NHS and for three Universities: Southampton, Canterbury Christ Church and UCL.

I've been accredited by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy BACP since 2007, and by the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy BABCP since 2011. I trained as a Supervisor at Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, 2012-3.

I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Counselling and Supervision in a safe, accepting environment. Since the pandemic I work online, which means distance is no object. I am based in Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, a peninsula of outstanding natural beauty in Dorset. For more information please see About Me. I also write a light hearted blog Thoughts for Winter and 2017, and I describe a walk, or outing, in Purbeck, as nature can help us put things in perspective.

How could Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Counselling help me?
Life is an adventure. When our lives are flowing and we feel connected to others, we are in touch with joy. We have a sense of purpose, we feel loving, and loved.
However, at times we face challenges we fear will overwhelm us, we long for connection, or we may simply feel that we have lost our way in life. At these times it is difficult to navigate your way alone. We are social beings, and sharing difficulties with a trained, empathic, non judgmental person who is outside of the situation can help you to cope, and to move forward.

Perhaps you are coming to terms with change or loss, or trying to cope with trauma or anxiety? Perhaps you feel you are not following a path that has meaning for you? Perhaps you feel low, or frustrated by recurring difficulties at work, or in relationships?
Would it help to have a space to take time out
... to explore, and make sense of, your thoughts and feelings?
... to get back on an even keel, and feel that you are moving in the right direction?

What issues have I worked with?
I have worked as a Counsellor and CBT Psychotherapist with people facing difficulties with:
  • Relationships
  • Work
  • Stress and Anxiety, including Panic, Post Traumatic Stress and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression, low mood or low self esteem
  • Health, including managing the changes brought about by a long term health condition
  • Childhood abuse
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Finding meaning and purpose in life

    Location, duration and fees
    My Psychotherapy, Counselling and Supervision Practice is based in Swanage, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. Since the pandemic I work online, which means distance is no object.
    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 £50 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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