Denise Docker

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MBACP, PGDip Integrative Counselling, PGCert CBT
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Newport, NP19 8AJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor qualified from the University of South Wales and registered with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer long or short-term counselling to individuals over the age of 18.

Integrative counselling aims to tailor therapy to your individual needs and circumstances. My aim is to offer a warm, safe and non-judgmental space, where together we can explore what you are experiencing and feeling. Life may feel overwhelming and making changes can be difficult. Working closely alongside you, I can help you recognise specific triggers that may cause disruptive behaviours. This awareness can empower you to practise new behaviours and make the changes you want to discover greater life satisfaction.  I will draw upon several approaches such as psychodynamic, person-centred, humanistic and CBT. The aim of this approach is to promote your mental, physical and emotional health to be maximised to its full potential.

My office is based in Beechwood Park in Newport, South Wales. There is free parking for clients and it is easily accessible by public transport. The tranquil park can be used before or after sessions to have time to reflect. The first session allows us to get to know each other and identify what you would like to gain from therapy. There is no obligation to book further sessions. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited) University of South Wales
  • Postgraduate Certificate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BACP Accredited) University of South Wales
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

My experience includes working with adults from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds both on a long and short-term basis. Alongside this, I have additional training in working with clients who have experienced childhood trauma. I regularly attend professional development workshops.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£55.00 per session

When I work

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Further information

I have public liability insurance and DBS checks. Alongside this I have monthly clinical supervision to adhere to the BACP regulations.

S.M.D Counselling & Psychotherapy Services, Beechwood House, Christchurch Road, Newport, NP19 8AJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Denise Docker
Denise Docker