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Debbie Keenan MBACP

Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy Accredited Register
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Hello, I'm Debbie, and I am an Integrative psychotherapist and  counsellor. This means that I draw on different theoretical models to provide my clients with a tailored approach to match their individual needs. I help clients gain a deeper understanding of their self by working through obstacles and difficulties, exploring why these may have arisen, and how to learn and move on from them. I know firsthand how daunting it can be going into therapy, but even though making that first step is hard, it is undeniably a step towards healing. I will be alongside you every step of the way, offering warmth, support, an open mind and understanding.

In addition to being a registered member of the BACP, I am a mindfulness teacher and life coach. I believe in healing the whole person, which includes the mind and body. I will walk alongside you to make sense of your experiences and explore new ways of being. In this way, I hope to help you gain greater insight and understanding of yourself.

I provide a compassionate, open, non-judgemental space. I want to support you in gaining a deeper insight into drivers of distress, overcome emotional barriers and find alternative ways to cope or bring about change so that you can achieve an optimum state of mental health and wellbeing. Please get in touch and take the first step in owning your future.

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Specialties
  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Anxiety

Issues
  • Addiction

  • ADHD

  • Aging and Geriatric issues

  • Affairs and betrayals

  • Alcoholism

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Asperger's syndrome

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Bereavement

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Body dysmorphic disorder

  • Borderline personality disorder

  • Cancer

  • Child counselling

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Deep rooted childhood issues

  • Depression

  • Depression and anxiety in children

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • Eating Disorders

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family of Origin issues

  • Fear

  • Feelings of hopelessness

  • Infertility

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transitions

  • Loneliness

  • Low self-worth

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Men's Issues

  • Mental health

  • Miscarriage

  • Negative self image

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Panic attacks

  • Parenting

  • Relationships

  • Polyamory/Non monogamous Relationships

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sex problems

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Shame

  • Sibling issues

  • Sleep or Insomnia

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Social anxiety

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Women's Issues

  • Work-related stress

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

  • Compassion Focused

  • Existential

  • Family Systems

  • Gestalt

  • Humanistic

  • Integrative

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Person-Centred

  • Positive Psychology

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relational

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Transactional Analysis

Types of client
  • Young people/Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Families

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2018

  • Level 4 Diploma in CBT-2 year study

  • University of South Wales 2019, The Dean’s Prize for Most Outstanding and Notable Achievement, in the School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy -2021

  • Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of South Wales-present

  • Qualified Mindfulness Teacher & Trainer

  • Registered Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Professional Learning
  • I began my professional studies in counselling in 2014 focusing on Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

  • Currently undertaking my final year of my Masters in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

  • I was a volunteer counsellor for USW Therapy, which has NHS Referrals and private referrals. 

  • Volunteer counsellor for people with personality disorders, addictions, trauma, homeless people.

  • Background in teaching and learning in primary schools. I set up a counselling placement for children  and I am an accredited Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

  • As the school's Wellbeing and pastoral support leader I led my current school to achieve the Carnegie Centre for Excellence in Mental Health Bronze Award in 2019 and in 2020 my leadership saw the school becoming the first school in Wales to achieve the Silver Award.

  • I have led my current school to become the first primary school in Wales to achieve all three Young Carer awards. 

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