Denise Salman BACP (Snr.Accred); FDAP (Accred)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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
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
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
13 Railway Street
Chelmsford CM1 1QS