Denisa White FdSc, MBACP registered member
HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP
Counselling sessions offer clients the space and opportunity to fulfil deeper understanding of themselves (sometimes we might ask ourselves: "Why do I react/behave certain way?"; "What makes me snap/cry/shout/walk away/etc."; "What can I change to stop feeling sad/lonely/suicidal/anxious/unhappy/etc."). Through deeper explorations many clients achieve clearer understanding of themselves or others around them and move towards acceptance and desired change.
The current situation of Coronavirus pandemic can awoke huge uncertainties and anxieties in people. To be more flexible in my approach I am offering my clients (existing or new) continuous support through online counselling.
You might have noticed that you 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, more in control as well as feeling more connected with others and yourself. I understand that at times you might feel confused, perhaps scared and possibly feeling that whatever situation you are finding yourself in, that there is no way out. Together we can unravel your journey and hopefully find more meaningful and manageable path.
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.
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.
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 helped me to understand myself better. Thank you." (W.T.)
"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 has calm attitude and is sensitive to non verbal clues. She gives off a sense of safety."
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor working in Crawley, West Sussex. I have gained my counselling experience working for a number of fantastic local charities such as, Carers Support West Sussex, Mind Crawley & Horsham and YMCA Dialogue.
I have worked with many clients over the years who presented with variety of mental health struggles. Amongst those anxiety, depression, bereavement, terminal illness, loss of self identity, difficulties within relationships, drug and alcohol abuse and many more.
Some clients worked with me to improve their emotional well being, sense of belonging and self esteem, some came to me when feeling extremely overwhelmed, very low and with a sense that life has no meaning and struggled to continue to live the life presented to them.
When working with youth I have come across presenting issues such as peer pressure, finding own identity, family dynamics, career choices, sexuality and many more. Being young and not knowing which direction to take in life can be extremely challenging, frustrating and overwhelming.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I take special interest working with bereaved clients. Clients who experienced loss, child loss, termination or medical termination.
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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-Thursday (9.30 am-3 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 Ifield, Crawley : Wednesday & 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|
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Stairs leading to the property. Therapy room is on the first floor.
Day time appointments: Monday-Thursday (9.30am-3pm) Evening appointments: Wednesday & Thursday (5pm-8pm)
Types of client