Denise Hurst Hastings
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.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£90 per session - individual psychotherapy
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.