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About me

It is my belief that when certain key elements are missing in our relationships then personal growth is hampered causing internal distress.
In todays fast paced environment with its demands and stress, relationships both internally with self and externally with others may become severly affected and possibly effect our wellbeing emotionally and physically. As a therapist I aim to empathically provide a therapeutic relationship that will heal and enhance personal growth thus impacting on other relationships outside of the therapy room. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and work in the Humanistic Person-centred modality.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy training Institute, qualifying with an MA in Humanistic Person-Centred Psychotherapy. I am also qualified in counseliing children and young people, and counselling couples.
I work creatively with adult survivors of incest and sexual abuse offering long term therapy. My work is based around dealing with trauma and the myriad of issues linked to abuse. My counselling experience includes working with clients within the prison system and also counselling young people in a secondary school setting.
My private practice is culturally diverse reflecting my background and style of working and I also work with issues based around multi-cultural experiences.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Diversity and Multi-cultural issues

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


My fees are £35.00 per hour for individuals. £45.00 per hour for couples I offer reduced fees to students and clients experiencing financial difficulties. (by negotiation). I also undertake EAP work.

Further information

I offer long term or short term counselling sessions in various locations. Sessions usually last for 60 minutes on a weekly basis though both time and frequency may be negotiated, and reviews of the therapy are periodically undertaken. I am flexible with clients working patterns in order to accomodate those who do shift work.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Deanne  Gardner UKCP(Reg)  MBACP

Deanne Gardner UKCP(Reg) MBACP