Denise Garrett Zen Counselling
I am a qualified Counsellor, within the person centred modality, having qualified with the CPCAB at Level 4 Diploma, after four years of study. I have spent two years working voluntarily at a local Christian Counselling Service and have many years experience supporting families through Homestart.
I have a calm, gentle nature and enjoy supporting adults and young people, working predominantly with bereavement, anxiety, stress, depression and relationship issues. As a person centred Counsellor I ensure that the sessions are led by you and the focus is on what you wish to share. I offer a safe, confidential and ethical space with no judgement or guidance, I purely lend a listening ear and an opportunity for you to have someone with you during your journey.
I understand that the current COVID19 pandemic has impacted greatly on our mental health. Face to face sessions are suspended currently but I offer online sessions, either via Zoom or email, and telephone counselling and have achieved a Certificate for 80 hours of Online and Telephone Counselling training with Counselling Tutor. I am available from 9am to 8pm from Wednesday to Saturday.
Living close to woodland, I am able to offer a 'Walk and Talk' session with the benefits of nature as our backdrop, including woodland paths and open countryside, which can be helpful in processing thoughts and feelings for some clients.
I ensure that I commit to ongoing professional development training. I am a Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) who have ethical guidelines which I adhere to.
My career involves working as a Foster Carer for ten years and, more recently, working with adults with severe learning disabilities.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, October 2020
- Online and Telephone Counselling 80 hours - Counselling Tutor, August 2020
- OCST Online Counselling Services and Training - Online Workshop Webcam and Voice Only Online Counselling, May 2020
- Online Therapy Institute - Moving Your Practice Online, May 2020
- Two years experience within an Agency placement, with over 100 client hours
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer online sessions via Zoom, and telephone counselling, and "Walk and Talk' sessions during the hours of 9am to 8pm from Wednesday to Saturday.