Denise Brett-Smith

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MSc, MBACP (Accredited)
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Sidcup DA14 & Bexley DA5
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life can be tough sometimes and it often helps to talk to someone outside of your family or friendship circle.  

Counselling provides an opportunity to explore any concerns (whether they are long-standing or recent) with a fully attentive, understanding and non-judgemental professional, which is extremely therapeutic. The experience of being really listened to, understood and reflected back enables us to gain a different perspective and therefore a new understanding of both ourselves and our concerns.

I know how difficult it is to seek support but counsellors are experienced at putting others at their ease and asking the right questions. During our first session we'll work together collaboratively to identify the issues you are facing and establish if and how counselling might benefit you. Together we'll forge a plan but please remember you'll be in control and we'll be going at your pace.

Please contact me if you have any questions or if you'd like to have a brief chat before we meet in person.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such comply with all their rules, regulations and ethical considerations. I have a first class honours degree in psychology and an MSc in therapeutic counselling.

In addition, I have substantial experience in working with young people and have provided counselling in various different settings including charities, colleges and schools.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My specialist areas of interest are young people and fertility/pregnancy.  I work as a school counsellor and have provided counselling in two charities aimed at both men and women with issues related to fertility/pregnancy/parenthood.


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Payment is accepted by cash or electronic transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Just Therapy, 9 The Green, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6BS

Knoll Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1AY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Denise Brett-Smith
Denise Brett-Smith