Denise Brett-Smith MSc, MBACP Therapeutic Counsellor
14-16 Dowgate Hill
Life can be tough sometimes and it often helps to talk to someone outside of your family or friendship circle. Talking enables us to make sense of how we're feeling and gives us a new perspective which results in less emotional distress.
Counselling provides any 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 concerns.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered 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 of providing counselling in various different settings including charities, colleges and schools.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My specialist area of interest is fertility and pregnancy counselling. I have provided counselling in two charities aimed at both men and women with issues related to parenthood.
£70 per session.
Payment is accepted by cash or electronic transfer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client