Denisa White FdSc, MBACP registered member
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.
Counselling sessions offer clients the opportunity to fulfil deeper understanding of themselves, achieve acceptance and move towards desired change.
I am a fully qualified Humanistic counsellor. I have been trained to a degree level in Person-centred and Gestalt Therapy together with Existential Philosophy. I have experience working with clients whose lives were or are impacted by depression, anxiety, loss (of self, relationship, work), bereavement, relationship or family difficulties, caring for a friend or a family member, going through cancer treatment, work related stress and many more. I believe I can offer advanced empathy and deep understanding of the above presenting issues. This is not an exhaustive list, so please enquire further to find out whether I could help you.
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.
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
- Asperger's syndrome
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- 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. The assessment sessions are offered at a lower fee to a normal counselling session.
My availability and counselling settings:
Day time appointments in Crawley : Monday, Tuesday & 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 at this property. Also I am an owner of a very friendly cat and a 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 at Fountain Therapies, Handcross: Monday- Friday (5 pm- 8 pm)
Fees: £50 an assessment session (50 min)
£60 counselling session (50 min)
Fees are payable by cash or card on the day of therapy.
Fountain Therapies is based in Handcross, approximately 2 miles from Crawley. Their building offers disabled access. There is free parking available in the village park area just beside the therapy rooms. Should you wish to use a bus as a form of transport, the Metrobus bus stop is a 2 minute walk from the therapy room.
Both locations are convenient to residents of Crawley as well as surrounding towns such as Horley, Horsham, East Grinsted, Redhill, Reigate, as well as surrounding villages.
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)
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time appointments: Monday-Friday (9.30am-2.30pm) Evening appointments: Monday-Friday (5pm-8pm)
Types of client