Miss Deborah Cowell

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-04069

Location: Chester le Street

Mates in Mind

I am an NCS Accredited Registrant (National Counselling Society). I am bound by their code of ethics and my practice is subject to their complaints procedure. My theoretical model of training is a Person Centred Approach. However I integrate other models of therapy which will often include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) or psychodynamic concepts, but value the influences of the humanistic and person centred approaches. Integrating models allows flexibility and freedom to best facilitate client needs. I am committed to providing a safe, trusting, honest and non-judgemental therapeutic environment for my clients on a one to one basis. My approach does not just focus on the problem but also on what unused opportunities you may have. For example, the counselling will help to activate your unused potential. I am also a Mindfulness Practitioner and may use various techniques like Mindfulness and stress management to help you with coping strategies where required or desired by the client.

  • 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
    Level 2 Safeguarding & Prevent
    Open University Advanced Certificate The Role of Diagnosis in Counselling & Psychotherapy
    University of East Anglia Certificate Clinical Supervision
    Level 3 Managing Challenging Behaviour
    Mindfulness practitioner certification
    Mindfulness & compassion integration in professional practice
    Mindfulness in Mental Health & Prison Settings
    Open University Certificate Principles of Coaching
    Open University Advanced Certificate Challenging Ideas in Mental Health
    Level 3 Diploma Adult Mental Health
    Level 3 Diploma Substance Misuse & Addictions
    Certificate Substance Misuse Relapse Prevention and Recovery
    Certificate Suicide Prevention
    Level 2 Children's & Young People's Mental Health
    RCGP Child & Adolescent Mental Health
    RCGP Consultation with young people with Mental Health Problems
    Open University Advanced Certificate Professional Relationships with Young People
    Open University Certificate Children Living in Different Settings
    RCGP Veterans Mental Health
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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