Hi my name is Denise Devenish and I am a diverse, experienced counsellor and registered member of the BACP (British association of counselling and psychotherapy).
I work from a person-centred approach to therapy which means I believe the therapeutic relationship that develops between client and counsellor is key to the process of self-discovery. Essentially, I recognise that the client is best placed to determine the focus of each session, and it is my aim to facilitate a safe space for the client to explore freely.
With empathy, no judgment and genuine positive regard, I create the right conditions for each individual to share whatever they choose to bring. We explore what is going on at their pace, and through developing understanding, we work towards the client's self-realisations.
This way of working offers an opportunity to explore a deeper understanding of who we are and what we feel, and for creating different choices.
I have the benefit of undertaking person centred counselling from both sides, and have experienced first hand the transformative outcomes it can have. Furthering this, my experiences have helped me in my pursuit to be an authentic individual and confident in my position as a therapist.
I know that finding the right counsellor and beginning counselling can be a daunting process, so I'd like to explain how we'd proceed if you feel drawn to working with me. Firstly, we would arrange a telephone call to do a brief assessment of what has brought you to seeking therapy, and to see if we'd be suitable for working together.
If we decided to go ahead, then we would arrange our first session to meet. In that session we would discuss a contract and agree a weekly time and place that works for us to continue to meet moving forward. Each session is 50 minutes. Meeting weekly is important for therapy to be effective, and there is no time limit. I offer open ended therapy and short term - depending on what each person needs.
Please get in contact and I will answer any questions you have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered counsellor. I trained in person-centred counselling and studied psychodynamic, CBT and existential theories also. During my training I worked in the NHS as part of the IAPT service, in a substance misuse centre and at a north London secondary school.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer a specialist service for those who work in the music industry.
Please check; https://www.denisedevenishcounselling.co.uk/music-industry
My fees start from £65 to £80 depending on what each person can afford.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability throughout the week but I am not available on weekends.
Types of client