Denisa White FdSc, MBACP registered member
HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP
Counselling sessions offer clients the opportunity to fulfil deeper understanding of themselves, achieve acceptance and move towards desired change.
Life throws many surprises at us, and whilst we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to them.
My aim as a therapist is to guide you through what at times can be a difficult journey, offering you confidential, non-judgemental and accepting space to explore whatever brought you to counselling. You might feel overwhelmed by a recent loss or your anxiety or depression might be preventing you doing things that you normally enjoyed. Counselling can help you to feel less stressed, feeling more connected with others and yourself and rediscover the joys in life again.I believe that we are all unique individuals and that the most important thing in counselling is the therapeutic relationship. Feeling connected gives meaning and purpose in life. I understand how difficult it is to find the right therapist. To allow yourself to be vulnerable takes a real courage.
Drawing from Person-Centred Approach I believe that clients are their own experts. You as a client know how you feel, what your thoughts are. I understand that at times this can be confusing, perhaps scary and possibly unmanageable. Together we can unravel your journey and hopefully find more meaningful and manageable path.
WHAT HAVE MY CLIENTS SAID SO FAR:
"Denisa provides a calm and safe environment for our sessions in her home which has allowed me to be able to talk about my worries without fear of judgement. She is always attentive and provides insights without putting words into my mouth. I am very thankful to have reached out to her for my first experience with therapy." (D.A.)
"You are the best counsellor I've ever had, and I had many. Thank you."
"You helped me to understand myself better. Thank you."
"This was my first time having therapy. At first, I was scared, felt nervous and apprehensive. Denisa, however immediately made me feel at ease and explained the process at my first appointment. Over time I became more comfortable and can honestly say, it's been the best thing I've ever done. Anyone out there, thinking therapy is not for me, go along and have one session. It definitely helped me through the dark tunnel and I highly recommend it." (H.T.)
"Denisa helped me to address my frustrations and I was able to discuss my feelings freely, without judgment."
"Denisa has calm attitude and is sensitive to non verbal clues. She gives off a sense of safety."
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to setting up my private practice I have worked with Carers Support West Sussex for a number of months and have seen clients who presented with anxiety, depression, bereavement, terminal illness, loss of self identity, relationship difficulties, drug and alcohol abuse and many more. As well as working with Carers Support I worked with Mind Crawley & Horsham as a peer mentor. This very different role allowed me to help people to improve their emotional well being, sense of belonging and self esteem.
Alongside my private practice I also worked as an Honorary youth counsellor for YMCA Dialogue based at Collyer's College in Horsham. When working with youth I have come across presenting issues such as peer pressure, finding their own identity, family dynamics, career choices and many more.
To help me to be the best I can in my profession I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Being a member means I abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. The Ethical Framework is based on principals of autonomy, respect, trustworthiness, avoiding harm to clients and promoting client's well-being. I undertake continues personal and professional development (CPD) and as required, my work is regularly overseen by a qualified clinical supervisor.
- Foundation degree in Humanistic counselling FdSc
- NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling skills and theory
- NCFE Level 2 Award in helping skills
- NCFE Level 1 Award in interpersonal skills
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Cost & Contact
In order to find out whether I can offer you what you looking for, our initial contact is followed by an assessment session.This session will allow you to meet me and see if my way of working is suitable to you. It also gives you the opportunity to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
My availability and counselling settings:
Day time appointments in Crawley : Monday-Friday (9.30 am-2.30 pm)
Fees: £40 an assessment session (50 min)
£40 counselling session (50 min)
I work from home where I can offer comfortable and confidential space for our work.
I accept cash or cheque on a day. If you would like to pay via bank transfer, this is payable 24 h before your session is due.
I require 48 h cancellation notice to avoid being charged.
Please be mindful that there are stairs leading up to the property where I offer my day time appointments and that my counselling room is located on the first floor. Unfortunately I cannot provide disabled access. Also I am an owner of a very friendly dog.
There is a free off road parking in front of the property. Bus no. 1 stops at Tesco Express which is a two minute walk to my property. Crawley train station is about 20 min walk, however there is a taxi service at the train station and a bus station just opposite the train station should you wish to use that..
Evening appointments in Crawley : Tuesday- Thursday (5 pm- 8 pm)
Fees: £50 an assessment session (50 min)
£50 counselling session (50 min)
Carers Support West Sussex: www.carerssupport.org.uk ; contact number: 0300 028 8888
Samaritans: 116 123 (free 24-hour help line)
Mental Health Helplines - NHS.UK: www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines
Grassroots: www.prevent-suicide.org.uk (Stay Alive App for smart phones)
Black dog: video on Depression:
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time appointments: Monday-Friday (9.30am-2.30pm) Evening appointments: Tuesday-Thursday (5pm-8pm)
Types of client