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Denise Hurst Hastings

Notting Hill, London, W11
07881 361260 07881 361260 Registered / Accredited
Notting Hill, London, W11

About me

We all have times in our lives where things feel difficult - whether this is triggered by an external event or whether it may be an experience of everything getting too much...

Psychotherapy is a safe place to come and think about things, with the help of a trained and experience professional. The aim of psychotherapy treatment is to try and make sense of things and so become freer to move on.

I am a qualified psychotherapist with several years experience in private practice and in the NHS. My consulting room is in the heart of Notting Hill, 10 minutes walk from Notting Hill Gate tube.

I usually recommend 2 consultation meetings to think together about what might help you the most, and to decide the way forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist - trained at The Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust

Member of The Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists
Registrant of The British Psychoanalytic Council

I have been seeing patients since 2008. In addition to my private practice in Notting Hill, I work as an Honorary Psychotherapist for the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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

Relationship difficulties
Age-related issues
Mid-life crisis
Psycho-somatic issues

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£90 per session - individual psychotherapy

Further information

Sometimes we find ourselves feeling low, overwhelmed or stuck. Sometimes we don't know why & sometimes we have a vague notion of having been there before. Sometimes these feelings can be related to the stage of life we are at.

People say that life begins at 30, or 40, or 50, or 60, and whilst that might be right, each age brings with it particular challenges and sometimes getting older can bring up difficulties which may need some help to be worked through.

Psychotherapy provides a safe place to talk, to share, to think and to be carefully thought about. Although this isn’t easy work, it can help to understand and clarify things.

Notting Hill, London

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French


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

There are a few steps down to my basement door, there is a hand rail.



Types of client

Older adults
Denise Hurst Hastings

Denise Hurst Hastings