Denise Dunne. UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist.
Honest, effective, creative treatment, grounded in evidence.
I am an established private UKCP registered psychotherapist. NHS trained and experienced in leading evidence-based treatments and in Integrative Psychotherapy, I tailor a way of working to meet your unique needs and personality style.
I help people with a wide range of difficulties, from complex diagnosed mental health conditions, to feelings of depression and anxiety, low self esteem, and difficult relationship and workplace problems.
Alongside my direct clinical work I regularly contribute to media outlets on issues surrounding mental health and am a Board and Executive Committee member of the International Attachment Network, an international psychotherapy training and education organisation.
I am trained in Integrative, Psychodynamic (Attachment based), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) and am informed by up to date research on efficacy and contemporary trauma treatment and stabilization techniques including mindfulness.
This broad training means I can offer comprehensive help to each client for example, providing plenty of space for you to tell your story, placing a greater or lesser emphasis on your childhood, using more or less structured thinking and diagrams, or perhaps trying gentle but effective behavioural experiments or body based emotional regulatory techniques.
I work in a warm, supportive, informal and collaborative way, making sure your voice is heard and respected and that you come to understand yourself; your needs, conflicts, anxieties, defences, and relational patterns on a much deeper level, enabling you to explore alternative ways of being and relating, to help bring you greater satisfaction and stability.
For more information on how I work, please consult my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered & Accredited Clinical Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist in Private Practice (current)
Psychotherapist, IPTT Lambeth, Mood Anxiety & Personality Disorders, NHS South London & Maudsley
Psychotherapist, IPTT Southwark, Mood Anxiety & Personality Disorders, NHS South London & Maudsley
Psychotherapist, Mind Hammersmith & Fulham
Psychotherapist, ELMS, Leyton
Contributing Psychotherapist to mainstream media outlets including BBC (current)
Director & Executive Committee Member - International Attachment Network (IAN) (current)
Member - International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD) (current)
Professional Diploma in Supervision, (Minster Centre, London) (current)
Reflective Functioning Inventory Training, (Anna Freud Centre & UCL)
Practitioners Certificate in Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT) (Anna Freud Centre & UCL)
Advanced PG Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Regents University)
PG Dip. Dist. in Integrative Psychotherapy (Regents University)
PG Certificate in Psychotherapy (Regents University)
MA. (Trinity College Dublin)
In regular clinical supervision and ongoing professional training
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular clinical experience and interest in working with clients who have the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma. If you are considering treatment for this diagnosis in a non-hospital setting, please contact me.
Unless we are in agreement that your situation warrants more frequent psychotherapy, sessions are normally fifty minutes long and once weekly at the same time and location.
I work from the Harley Street area (17 Cavendish Sq, W1G 0PH), Mayfair (53 Davies Street, W1K 5JH) & City of London (148 Leadenhall St, EC3V 4QT)
My fees range from £90 - £130 depending on time and location. As is practice, I operate a one week notice period for session cancellations. Please contact me for more precise information on consultation fees.
I am currently offering a discounted time-limited option for clients concerned about corona-virus. Get in touch for more details.
Concessions offered for
Technology, Social Media, Online Dating, Relationships & Mental Health
BBC Minute: How to take care of your mental health on social media