Denise Fitzsimmons

Denise Fitzsimmons



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About me

Experienced Accredited Person Centred Counsellor and Supervisor with ability and knowledge to use CBT or short term Solution Focused Therapy.
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 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 realise that humour is just as important as seriousness. It's not easy making that first call but 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
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Individual Counselling: £25.00-£40.00

Supervision: £40.00

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.

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme