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Denise Salman BACP (Snr.Accred); FDAP (Accred)

Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QS
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About me

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor working in central Chelmsford and throughout Essex. My specialisms include alcohol, drugs, gambling, anxiety, depression, anger and stress management as well as bereavement and issues of low self-esteem, sadness and women’s issues
I offer one to one sessions to clients who are experiencing difficulties or life changing events and want to get their life back on track.  Whether it's one or two sessions to 'declutter' the mind or whether you've more serious issues to work on my practice( DCS Counselling) is here for you so that you have somewhere safe to talk and someone non judgemental and caring who can listen to you and help you start to live the life you want for yourself.

Working alongside other professionally qualified colleagues DCS Counselling is able to offer a variety of specialisms as listed below.  I am fortunate that I have experienced relationship counsellors on the team as well as counsellors specialised in working with young people's issues, bereavement, eating disorders, depression and many other areas including hypnotherapy.

Telephone Counselling, Home visits and Counselling via Skype/zoom all available on request.
Under 18's counselling service available (14 years upwards)

DCS Counselling Practice is also a satellite of Crystal Health Ltd and we can offer DNA profiling and relationship testing and drug and alcohol testing at our premises on behalf of our partner clinic in Manchester. Please see our website for further details. 

Our Practice is open for appointments Monday - Friday during working hours with late evening  appointments available Monday - Thursday. We are now open on a Saturday morning.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been running my own Practice for 20 years and during this time have been fortunate to work in a variety of settings including the corporate industry providing work-based counselling for employees; staff and student counselling for a Public School; young peoples' and adult services in a drug and alcohol agency; Employee Assistance Providers; and with health care providers as well as my own extensive private client work.

I have also  previously had extensive experience of counselling within the criminal justice system.

My specialisms include drugs/alcohol misuse, depression, anger/stress management, work related stress/anxiety, young people's issues, low self esteem, self harm, low confidence, relationship issues, bereavement.

I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the BACP - MBACP (Snr.Accred) I am an Accedited Counsellor with FDAP (Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals)
Other training includes:

DIP HE Youth & Community Studies (University of Greenwich)
Diploma in Addiction Studies
Licenced Practitioner in NLP
Advanced Cert. in Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Certificate in Mediation & Conflict Resolution

Ongoing CPD to meet requirements of my Professional Bodies

Member organisations


Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals

FDAP is the professional body for the substance use field and works to help improve standards of practice across the sector. Membership of FDAP is open to individual practitioners and managers, service providers, academic institutions and commissioning bodies and there are different categories of membership.

FDAP members are bound by a Code of Practice and subject to a Complaints & Disciplinary Procedures.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

DNA  Profiling and Relationship Testing plus counselling pre and post test
Drug and Alcohol Testing ( Hair and urine analysis)

During Coronavirus lockdown all client sessions are on telephone or online

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Our Fees are between £55 and £65 for an individual and £65 and £75 for a couple  - each session lasts for 50-60 minutes
Young people and Students & OAPs £45  a session

Home visits are possible and the fees are as stated above with additional travel costs
Telephone and Online counselling available at the same fee rate

All major credit and debit cards taken

Some Low Fee sessions available - please contact us for more information

Further information

For further information please call us on 01245 349440 or take a look at our website - www.dcscounselling.co.uk

DCS Counselling Practice Ltd
Chelmsford Wellbeing Centre
Signal Chambers
13 Railway Street
Chelmsford CM1 1QS

email: denise@dcscounselling.co.uk

DCS Counselling Practice Ltd
Chelmsford Wellbeing Centre
13 Railway Street

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


Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm Friday 9am - 8pm. Saturday morning from 8am

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Having supervised a number of Counsellors over the years I have now decided to offer this service To a wider population.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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