About me

As a counsellor, I offer short term or longer term counselling to both adults and young people. I specialise in working with anxiety and stress as well as relationship issues, trauma, separation and loss. I also offer parent-child sessions and parenting support for child related issues and family issues.

I offer a free telephone consultation for us to see whether I am the right person to work with you or whether I can assist you in finding appropriate support for you or a member of your family; please email to request this.

I am trained in Psychosynthesis counselling; the Psychosynthesis approach explores how your thoughts and feelings affect your emotional and physical wellbeing. It considers how past experiences and patterns of behaviour can impact the present and can prevent you from enjoying life and living life to the full. I also draw on other therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, family systems and CBT.

This counselling is suitable for anyone who is experiencing stress, anxiety, low mood (including generalised anxiety and panic attacks) or who has low confidence and self esteem.

I offer counselling to individuals, couples and families who are affected by relationship issues, disability, separation and loss, attachment disorder, childhood trauma or abuse.

I am a certified instructor in the Great Behaviour Breakdown parenting model and offer individual and group support to parents of children with challenging behaviour including ASC/ADHD and attachment related difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a postgraduate diploma in Psychosynthesis as well as a postgraduate diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts. In addition, I have a diploma in Psychotherapy Skills with Children and Adolescents and training in Systems Family Therapy.

I am a qualified supervisor.

I am a certified instructor and trainer in the Great Behaviour Breakdown (a parenting model for parents of children with challenging behaviour). I am trained in Theraplay level 1 and DDP (dyadic developmental psychotherapy/parent-child attachment work) levels 1 & 2.

I am a trained CRUSE bereavement counsellor and have completed Mindfulness training.

I have worked with adults, teenagers and children for the past 30 years offering a wide range of therapeutic support on an individual and family basis. I have considerable experience in working with Looked After and Adopted Children and their families, usually commissioned by the local authority.

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

  • Looked After Children and Young People (Fostered and adopted)
  • Parents of children with challenging behaviour
  • Adults, teenagers and children who have experienced separation and loss, or childhood trauma and abuse
  • Children/Young adults with ASD Autism/Aspergers Syndrome


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information


£55 per 50 minute session for individuals
£65 per 50 minute session with parents/parent-child/couples
£70 per 50 minute session with families

I can offer some reduced fee counselling (£50) for young people on low income.


£60 per hour/£85 per 1.5 hours


Online sessions: Weekdays afternoon and early evening

Face-Face: Thursday and Friday afternoons/early evenings

Further information

I hope to provide a warm, friendly, safe and relaxed counselling space where you can discuss what may be troubling you and preventing you from living life as you may want to.

I will work with you to explore unhelpful patterns of behaviour or process painful past experiences to bring these into awareness so there may be growth and change.

With regard to parent- child work, I offer you a model of parenting which aims to reduce parental and child stress and increase attachment and positive relationships.

I also offer training (The Great Behaviour Breakdown) and Parent-Child work which can be commissioned via Local Authorities and Companies; please send enquiries to: livelifeandloveparenting@gmail.com

Counselling can be short term or long term and we can agree and review this together. I would always recommend that we talk together before we first meet to see whether this form of counselling is right for you (or your family member) and to agree how we would work together.



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am an experienced practitioner and have a supervision diploma from the psychosynthesis trust although my supervision is integrative and eclectic.

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Denise Golding

Denise Golding