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Denise Golding MSc PGDip CQSW BACP/HCPC

Christchurch BH23 & Bromley BR2
07539 370135 07539 370135
Christchurch BH23 & Bromley BR2

About me

I am an integrative counsellor offering time limited or longer term counselling to adults and young people. I specialise in working with childhood trauma, including abuse, separation and loss. I also offer parent-child sessions and parenting support for child related issues and family issues.

I am trained in Psychosynthesis counselling and in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts; I use this model in my work alongside a range of other therapeutic approaches, listed below.

Psychosynthesis 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 also prevent you from living life to the full.

This counselling is suitable for anyone who is experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness or whois having low self-confidence and low self esteem, or who may be struggling to come to terms with trauma and adverse life events or adverse childhood experiences.

I offer counselling to individuals, couples and families who are affected by relationship issues, separation and loss, attachment disorder, childhood trauma or abuse including adoption (through the ASF) and fostering related issues.

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 ASD 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 foundation training in Systems Family Therapy.

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

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis


£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.

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

I aim to offer a 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 alongside 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 meet for an initial assessment session to see whether this form of counselling is right for you and to agree how we would work together.



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 Unspecified


Friday afternoons

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I have a Diploma in Transpersonal and Integrative Supervision; I offer counselling supervision to Counsellors and I offer supervision to Clinical Psychologists and Social Workers who wish to implement the techniques and strategies of the parenting model, The Great Behaviour Breakdown.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Denise Golding MSc PGDip CQSW BACP/HCPC

Denise Golding MSc PGDip CQSW BACP/HCPC