Denise Fitzsimmons

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Colchester, Essex, CO2
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

With 18+ years of experience, I am an Accredited Person Centred Counsellor, Group Facilitator and Supervisor. I am also a Personal Development Group Facilitator and Meditation Teacher.

The way I work is largely 'Person Centred' in that it embraces the uniqueness of each individual and the equality of the relationship of mutual respect and trust between client and therapist. I truly value the journey we all take in life and the challenges we come across. Sometimes, we need a confidential space to work it all out and find the answers to a happier, more authentic and joyful life.

I understand how difficult it can be to take that first step of seeking counselling. I aim to provide a safe and relaxed atmosphere by being honest, genuine and interactive. I'm down to earth and offer a safe space for you to heal and evolve. It's not easy making that first call but I know it can be extremely rewarding.

I will always suggest an initial appoinment just to meet and see if we are happy to work together and if I am the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Cert. Person Centred Counselling
Diploma Professional Studies
Diploma Person Centred Counselling
Cert. Groupwork training using Gestalt & psychodramatic techniques

Other training:

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Facilitating Spiritual Development

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

200hr Meditation Teacher Training

And many other workshops and courses.

Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£35.00 - £45.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual Counselling: £35.00-£45.00

Supervision: £45.00

Further information

The process of counselling helps you to realise what you want from life, improve your relationships with others, regain control and address your needs. For some it may be about living a full life rather than just existing.
Life can feel overwhelming and counselling helps you gain clarity and insight into who you are, what you believe and what you most want from life.
After an initial meeting which enables us to decide if we can work together, we would meet for 50 minutes each week. Time spans for counselling can vary, depending what you chose to bring to sessions and how you are finding the process. I have experience of working with time-limited and long term therapy.

I believe that everyone has their own answers and that given a safe environment to explore your issues you will be able to draw upon your own resources and find your solutions.

Colchester, Essex, CO2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Denise Fitzsimmons
Denise Fitzsimmons