Denise Aaron MBACP(Snr Accred)
I am an experienced counsellor and therapist who has spent many years working in the fields of mental health and education. I now run a private practice and see individuals and couples for both short-term and long-term counselling. i work generally within an existential framework, which is a philosophical way of looking at life experiences and focuses on how we are living our lives at the moment, and what is important to us. I also use my training as an integrative therapist to draw on other theoretical concepts which may help to throw light on past and present experiences, and when appropriate introduce CBT as a method of facilitating specific change.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling from the University of Kent
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy from the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent's College London
MA/CQSW from University of Kent
I have experience of working in an NHS psychotherapy department , in a community mental health team,a drug and alcohol unit, a hospice,an agency dealing with childhod sexual abuse and as a college counsellor . I also see people referred by their workplaces for work-related stress.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ethical and moral dilemmas
life stage issues
I charge individuals £45 per 50 minute session, and couples £65 for an 80 minute session . Some concessions are available.