Denise Golding MSc PGDip CQSW BACP/HCPC
02083530000 / 07539370135
I am an integrative counsellor offering time limited or longer term counselling to adults and young people. I specialise in working with childhood trauma, including abuse, separation and loss. I also offer parent-child sessions and parenting support for child related issues and family issues.
I am trained in Psychosynthesis counselling and in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts; I use this model in my work alongside a range of other therapeutic approaches, listed below. Psychosynthesis explores how your thoughts and feelings affect your emotional and physical wellbeing. It considers how past experiences and patterns of behaviour can impact the present and also prevent you from living life to the full.
Psychosynthesis has links to CBT and Mindfulness as well as more psychodynamic therapies, and explores the past in so far as it impacts the present. The goal of Psychosynthesis is awareness as once there is awareness there is choice and possibility of change.
This counselling is suitable for anyone who is experiencing stress, anxiety, feeling sad, low self-confidence and low self esteem, or who may be struggling to come to terms with adverse life events, including bereavement and/or seeking meaning in their life.
I also offer counselling to individuals and family members who are affected by relationship issues, separation and loss, attachment disorder, childhood trauma or abuse including adoption and fostering related issues.
I am a certified instructor in the Great Behaviour Breakdown parenting model and can offer individual and group support to parents of children with challenging behaviour including ASD and attachment related difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a postgraduate diploma in psychosynthesis as well as a postgraduate diploma in the therapeutic application of the arts. In addition, I have a diploma in Psychotherapy Skills with Children and Adolescents and Foundation level Systems Family Therapy.
I am a certified instructor and trainer in the Great Behaviour Breakdown, a parenting approach for parents of children with challenging behaviour, I am trained in Theraplay level 1 and DDP (parent-child attachment work) levels 1 & 2. I am a trained CRUSE counsellor.
I have worked with adults, teenagers and children for the past 30 years offering a wide range of therapeutic support on an individual and family basis. I have considerable experience in working with Looked After and Adopted Children and their families (most recently at Family Futures CIC); although I do not have individual ASA registration, I am able to work with adoptive and foster families if contracted via the local authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Looked After Children and Young People (Fostered and adopted)
Parents of children with challenging behaviour
Adults, teenagers and children who have experienced separation and loss, or childhood trauma and abuse
£50 per 50 minute session for individuals
£60 per 50 minute session with parents/parent-child/ families
I can offer some reduced fee counselling (£40) for young people on low income.
I aim to offer a safe place in counselling where you can discuss what may be troubling you and preventing you from living life as you may want to.
I will work with you to explore unhelpful patterns of behaviour or painful past experiences to bring these into awareness so that then there is choice and possibility of change.
With regard to parent- child work, I can offer you a model of parenting which aims to reduce parental and child stress and increase attachment and positive relationships.
I also offer training (The Great Behaviour Breakdown) and Parent-Child work which can be purchased by Local Authorities and Companies; please send enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselling can be short term or long term and we can agree and review this together.
I would always recommend that we meet for an initial assessment session to see whether this form of counselling is right for you and for us both to work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wednesday and Thursday daytime and early evening
Types of client