Deborah Keenan

Deborah Keenan

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire NP16
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits


Some availability on a Thursday and Friday

About me and my therapy practice

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

Doctorate Researcher in Counselling and Psychotherapy-present

Advanced Specialist Couple Therapy Diploma-present

Hello, my name is Debbie, and I am an accredited, multi award winning and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist. I have studied counselling and psychotherapy for ten years and am currently completing my Doctorate Degree in Psychotherapy and counselling. The way I work, is to draw on different theoretical models to provide my clients with a tailored and bespoke 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 first hand 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 having a Master degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have two Post Graduate diplomas, one in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and the other in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. 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.

How counselling can help:

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.

Practice description

My practice is located in Chepstow.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy-present

Master Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of South Wales, 2022

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative counselling and Psychotherapy, University of South Wales, 2 year study, 2021

Co presented and helped produce, in conjunction with Monmouthshire Educational Psychology Service, a training video to be used as CPD for educational staff on coping skills/strategies for managing anxiety -2020, and again in 2021

Post Graduate Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of South Wales in 2019

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 Level 4 Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), 2 year study, 2018

Level 2 and level 3 in Counselling Skills, 2 year study, 2016

NIACE-Monmouthshire Student of The Year, 2013


As a school's Wellbeing and pastoral support leader, I led the 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 also led my current educational setting, to become the first school in Wales to achieve all three Young Carer awards.

Interviewed by The Chair of The Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition, for setting up emotional check-ins, for staff in an educational setting, 2019

Guest speaker at MISP International Conference 2020, speaking about the importance of Mental Health Awareness and Mindfulness. Also, I have been used as a case study by MISP.

Presented as a case study for The First Minister of Wales, Mental Health and Mindfulness Whole School Approach, 2019

Volunteer counsellor at University of South Wales Therapy.

My first session

I am an accredited Psychotherapist specialising in working with teenagers, adults, couples and families. Establishing a safe, trusting relationship where you feel listened to and understood is at the core of my practice. We would work collaboratively to reflect on patterns in thinking, behaviour and relationships that might be causing you difficulty, and allow space to explore who you are.

In session, I use a fusion of different modalities to offer bespoke, tailored interventions. In your first session, we'll explore what brought you to therapy and then decide the most appropriate ways to help you make progress. We will look at how your thoughts affect your emotions and experience. I'll help you learn to push back against those thoughts to change your feelings for the better.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Narrative therapy, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

Languages spoken