Denise Dunne. UKCP Reg
I am an experienced NHS (South London & Maudsley Hospitals) & private practice registered & accredited Psychotherapist working in London Bridge, Harley Street & Mayfair. I help people with a wide range of difficulties, from diagnosed mental health conditions, to feelings of depression and anxiety, low self esteem, and difficult relationship and workplace problems.
I understand every client to be unique in their personality and needs, and that while one therapeutic approach may be very helpful for a particular client, for another it might not be. I am trained in Integrative, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) which enables me work in a way best suited to each client; for example, providing plenty of space for you to tell your story, placing a greater or lesser emphasis on your childhood, using more or less structured thinking and diagrams, or perhaps trying gentle but effective behavioural experiments.
I work in a warm, supportive and open way, making sure your voice is heard and respected and that you come to understand yourself; your needs, conflicts, anxieties, defences, and relational patterns on a much deeper level, enabling you to explore alternative ways of being and relating, to help bring you greater satisfaction and stability.
I believe that it is important that you understand the therapeutic process and your progress and so I regularly offer and invite feedback. While I can and do offer short-term help, I find working longer term with periodic reviews can be more effective in creating lasting change. If in our initial assessment session we agree that your needs would benefit from a particular alternative approach, I will offer you the option of a referral to an established and trusted colleague.
For more information on how I work, please consult my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered Clinical Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist in Private Practice (current)
Psychotherapist, IPTT Lambeth, St Thomas' Hospital (current)
Psychotherapist, IPTT Southwark, Munro Clinic, Guys Hospital
Psychotherapist, Mind Hammersmith & Fulham
Psychotherapist, ELMS, Leyton
Executive Committee Member - International Attachment Network (IAN) (current)
Member - International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD) (current)
Practitioners Certificate in Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) (Anna Freud Centre & UCL)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Regents)
PGDip. Dist. in Psychotherapy & Counselling (Regents)
MA. Trinity College Dublin
In regular clinical supervision and ongoing professional training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have particular clinical experience working with clients who have the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. If you are considering treatment for this diagnosis in a non-hospital setting, please contact me.
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Sometimes the hardest thing about psychotherapy is making the initial decision to ask for help. We may tell ourselves that our problems are too small, people are tired of listening to us, that we should ‘be over it by now’. Alternatively after a life of being let down by those we trusted, we may be losing hope that help is even possible. Although psychotherapy is not always easy, it can help you. You can contact me by phone or email to set up an initial appointment and I will respond as soon as I can.
Unless we are in agreement that your situation warrants more frequent psychotherapy, sessions are normally fifty minutes long and once weekly at the same time and location.
I work from the Harley Street area (17 Cavendish Sq, W1G 0PH), Mayfair (53 Davies Street, W1K 5JH) & London Bridge (66 Snowfields, SE1 2SS)
I aim to provide a professional, fairly priced service. Please contact me for information on consultation fees.
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Types of client