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

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About me

I work in Private Practice as a Counsellor, CBT Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.
I have been working for Southampton University as a Clinical Supervisor on their Diploma in CBT Therapy since 2017, prior to which I was a Clinical Supervisor on Canterbury Christ Church University’s Diploma in CBT Therapy for four years, and I was also an Examiner on that course.
I was Honorary Secretary for the BABCP Supervision Special Interest Group for ten years and I am currently a Committee Member for the 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.
Since moving to Swanage, which is on the end of the Isle of Purbeck peninsula, I have become concerned about plans to move emergency health care further away and I have been involved in campaigns to save Poole A&E, Maternity & Paediatrics and to save the Swanage based 24/7 Paramedic Car.
I also led not-for-profit Yoga Retreats and Enlightenment Intensives for a number of years.

I also write a lighthearted 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 can bring up for us.

And About the importance of our Environment.....
I had been coming to Swanage for twenty years on holiday when I decided to move here. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and there are lovely walks along the sandy beach, on Ballard and Nine Barrow Down, in Durlston Country Park and along the South West Coast Path. I am lucky to live here. Wherever you live, or have an opportunity to visit, I encourage you to take time to notice places of beauty in the area. This, 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, 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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