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About me

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.

It is my belief 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.

Through non-judgment and genuine positive regard each individual is able to bring whatever they choose whilst I am present with them. Immersing myself in the client's world, we explore what is going on at their pace, 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.

Our first session is for exploring what has brought you to counselling/therapy and the possibility of us working together. We discuss duration and frequency of meetings along with any details of our possible agreement and contract.

I have availability Monday to Friday from a therapeutic space in Muswell Hill, North London. I offer telephone and Skype counselling also.

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.


Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

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

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


My fees start from £65 to £80 depending on what each person can afford.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages none.


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I have availability throughout the week but I am not available on weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Denise Devenish (MBACP)

Denise Devenish (MBACP)