Denise Gregory

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(MBACP (Accred), MBPsS, DPS Couns., BSc (Hons) Psych)
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Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

We can all experience difficulties at times and feel anxious, overwhelmed, confused, scared or alone. It is not always easy or practical to confide in friends or family. In such situations, counselling can often help.

As a qualified counsellor, accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I can offer you a safe and confidential environment where you can explore and discuss your concerns at your own pace, without fear of judgement.

I passionately believe in the power of listening, empathy, acceptance and giving opportunities to clients to explore whatever they are experiencing patiently and supportively. With greater insight and care, clients can see their self-confidence improving and feel empowered to make the decisions that are right for them. My approach is non-directive, which means that you decide what and how much you tell me and together we can embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance and potential change.

I embrace diversity and differences and I have been privileged to work with people from different walks of life, ethnicities, religions, cultures and sexualities. I can offer counselling in English and French. Difference does not have to mean isolation, misunderstanding or rejection. We can find a common language to work together by accepting and being curious about one another.

So… How do I work?

I work in an integrative and relational way, offering short-term, long-term and open-ended counselling in South Gloucestershire, in the North of Bristol. I use different counselling models and techniques to adapt my approach to your unique needs and the most important aspect of our work together will be our relationship. I may also, if appropriate and desired, integrate aspects of Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, such as deep relaxation and visualisation, to reduce anxiety and stress and to help you to make the necessary positive changes to your life to achieve your goals. Integrating various approaches allows therapy to be personalised to you and your needs. Please look at my website or contact me if you would like further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

- Diploma in Professional Studies in Counselling, The University of the West of England (Level 6 qualification, accredited by the BACP)

- Certificate in Counselling Skills, The University of the West of England (Accredited by the BACP)

- Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate (European Association for Transactional Analysis)

- First Degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology, The Open University

- Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision (Group and Individuals) (Severn Talking Therapy)

- Diploma in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) (Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training)

- Diploma in Online and Distance Therapy (The School of Applied Mental Health)

- Continuous Professional Development

I worked for Victim Support, where I supported victims of crime, including survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

I worked for Marie Curie Cancer Care as a Helper, where I supported terminally ill individuals and their families.

I worked for Hope’s Place until they closed at the end of May 2014 due to lack of funding. Hope’s Place offered affordable counselling to clients with pregnancy related issues.

I worked for the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust as an Occupational Health Counsellor, where I supported NHS staff with general and professional issues, and for Network Counselling where I offered general counselling.

In addition to my private practice, I am currently working as a volunteer Relational Supervisor for Bristol Mind, where I supervise counsellors and psychotherapists in training.

Building on my Degree in Psychology, I am always fascinated to learn more about the workings of the brain and the mind. I am particularly interested in neuroscience, an ever changing area of research in the workings of the brain, thoughts, emotions, intelligence as well as their links with the body and its physical functions. Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy has therefore been a natural progression for me to develop further my understanding and to learn new ways to help clients to understand themselves and move towards a positive future.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Assertiveness
  • Chronic and long-term illness
  • Crime
  • Cultural differences and diversity
  • Dissociative identity disorder
  • Gender issues
  • Isolation, loneliness
  • Life changes (change of career, etc.)
  • Mindfulness
  • Intimacy issues


£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation. This gives us the opportunity to meet and to get to know each other enough to decide if we can work together while allowing you to ask me questions.

My usual rate is £45 for an hour session after the initial consultation. I also offer concessions for clients on low-income, students and student counsellors. Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss this further.

I have professional indemnity insurance. I also have an enhanced DBS certificate allowing me to work with vulnerable adults.

There is free parking in front of the counselling room, also easily accessible by bus and by train.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible daytime and evenings

Yate, South Gloucestershire, BS37

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Additional languages




In person

I am a fully qualified Relational Supervisor. I offer supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.

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