Counselling Works Ltd
62 High Street
I'm Denise, an Accredited, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Advanced Hypnotherapist, offering supportive, non-judgemental and compassionate psychotherapy and effective hypnotherapy since 1994. Working integratively, I use a range of techniques and therapy approaches suited to the particular needs of each person I work with to help you make the changes you desire - options include Psychodynamic, CBT, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Gestalt Psychotherapy, Body-orientated approaches, Inner Child Work, Somatic Trauma Therapy, Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis and Affect-Centred Therapy.
My, initial, specialist training as a hypno-psychotherapist also enables me to gently, but effectively, use hypnosis and hypnotherapy alongside counselling/psychotherapy if you wish to make use of this intervention as part of your therapy - to help facilitate and speed up the process of positive change. As many issues have a subconscious or ‘unconscious’ component, working with this aspect with hypnotherapy can often enable a subtle, yet powerful, change where we may feel conflicted, blocked or overwhelmed by the problem we are facing. (If you are interested in Hypno-Psychotherapy rather than Integrative Psychotherapy, please see my entry on the Hypnotherapy Directory (link below), visit www.persephone-therapy.co.uk or call me on 07817 510 007 to discuss your needs).
In addition to my expertise as an Advanced hypno-psychotherapist/hypnotherapist, my further training and experience in psychotherapy, gained over 25 years, enables me to also offer an empathetic and non-judgemental space and therapeutic ‘relationship’ where you can feel the necessary support and safety to be able to talk about, and resolve, difficult or distressing feelings or experiences which may be affecting your quality of life, well-being or relationships. I also work with personal development.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (ADHP(NC) (Masters Degree level training)
- UKCP Registered - Member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
- European Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis
- Bachelor of Science (Open) - Open University
- Fellow of National Society of Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness
- Member of European Chamber of Hypno-psychotherapists
- Member of European Association of Hypno-psychotherapists
- Diploma in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (DHP(NC) (4 years Masters Degree level training)
- Certificate in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (CHP(NC) (Post-graduate level)
- Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology (CCST)
I trained in hypnosis and psychotherapy with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy - which is accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and is one of a very few nationally accredited hypnotherapy trainings, also incorporating Psychotherapy, involving a 4-year Masters Degree level training and accredited by a national regulatory body for Counselling/Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I have undergone additional Masters level training to achieve an Advanced Diploma. I am accredited and regulated by UKCP, abiding by their Code of Ethics and Practice and am fully insured and supervised as required by this national governing body for psychotherapy.
In addition to training in Traditional and Ericksonian hypnotherapeutic approaches, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Counselling, I have undergone additional training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing), Gestalt Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London), Dance Movement Therapy (Birkbeck College, London), Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Mindfulness, Clean Language training and Emotional Regulation/Affect Management Skills Training (John Omaha's Affect-Centred Therapy). I’ve taken further training in IBS Clinical Hypnotherapy (a protocol used successfully in NHS hospitals for over 25 years) as well as Working with Eating Disorders training. I've also undertaken extensive research in, and learnt techniques for, working with trauma and abuse.
Areas of expertise
I specialise in trauma/PTSD and abuse, anxiety/panic, low self-esteem/confidence as well as weight/body issues and difficult relationships with food including body dissatisfaction, compulsive binge eating, emotional eating, breaking yo-yo dieting and other non-specific eating disorders.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
*Mind-Body Healing *Pain Management *Irritable Bowel Syndrome *chronic fatigue *Life change
*Fibromyalgia *Psychosomatic Ailments *Insomnia *Stress Induced Illness *Life / mid-life crisis
* Menopause * Relaxation and Stress Management *Hypertension / High Blood Pressure
*Weight Management *Smoking Cessation *Body Image problems *Habits
*Fears *Panic Attacks * Exam Nerves *Driving Test Nerves *Sports performance
*Social Anxiety *Blushing *Public Speaking *Disordered eating *Relationship issues
*Bashful Bladder *Health Anxiety *Misophonia *Social Phobia *Vomiting Phobia
*Flying Phobia *Dental Phobia *Lifts Phobia *Insect Phobia *Driving Phobia
* Personal Development * Performance Enhancement
Consultation (50 mins) - £50
Treatment fee is based on practice location, length of therapy (short or long-term), type of therapy employed etc. Please check my website www.persephone-therapy.co.uk for more details or call me for a Consultation to discuss your needs.
My psychotherapy and hypnotherapy practice is located in Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes - which are in easy reach of Dunstable, Luton, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Buckingham, Towcester, Flitwick, Ampthill, Woburn and surrounding areas of beds, Bucks and Herts.
My practice is undertaken in quiet, tranquil and attractive premises suitable for hypnotherapy - with easy, free parking available.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm (8pm by special arrangement)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|