I predominantly work with clients who have issues with anxiety and depression. Clients visit me face to face in my warm, welcoming, and comfortable counselling space. They feel relaxed, safe, and secure which enables them to talk in a free and confidential manner about what is troubling them.
Sometimes my clients don't know why they feel the way they do. So together we will explore what is ailing you and by working together discover what you can do to put things right.
If you feel uneasy or have worries or fears these could make you feel anxious. Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress but if your symptoms last longer than 6 months you could have General Anxiety Disorder. This could mean that your feelings of anxiety are intense and debilitating then they could stop you from getting on with your life and doing the things that you enjoy. Talking to me will help you overcome these feelings of anxiety and you will know yourself in a deeper and happier way and you with begin to understand yourself more fully.
Are you feeling unhappy, hopeless or have low self-esteem? Do you find little pleasure in doing the things that you used to enjoy. These symptoms may be a sign that you are suffering from depression. Depression is not something that you can just 'snap out of' and people may tell you to 'pull yourself together' it is not that easy.
Talking therapies can play a big part in your treatment for depression and help get you on the road to recovery. I also use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you change the way you look at certain events that may be causing you some trouble.
My support will enable you to have a greater understanding of your issues and help you to locate inner-strength. Thus increasing your resilience and self-esteem and so enable you to face your problems with a greater level of self-confidence. You will feel that you have been listened to in a non-judgmental way. Together we will explores your feelings and emotions helping you to deal with your problems head on and enabling you to achieve a satisfactory conclusion.
I work as a counsellor in private practice and I work with people from many different walks of life. My client age range is from 16 years up to adults of all ages. My area of expertise is anxiety and depression. Helping people to cope with many different types of issue which cause them to feel anxious or depressed.
I have also worked in the voluntary sector for a number of years, working with people who are suffering from anxiety and depression. Although my voluntary work has also enabled me to gain valuable experience in many areas including addiction, dependency personality disorder, chronic illness, panic attacks, abortion, and low self-esteem, family issues, bereavement, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
I am a fully qualified Counsellor with a diploma in Person-Centred Therapy and I am a Certified Cognitive Behavioural Practitioner. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and adhere to their ethical code of practice. I undertake regular monthly supervision as part of my training and development. I hold professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
Working in private practice as well as in the voluntary sector, I offer the same high standard of compassionate care for all of my clients. My caring, considerate and attentive manner will create a congenial and safe atmosphere to enable you to communicate all of your worries. I work with people in a non-judgmental, empathetic, and confidential manner.
Contact me to learn more about what I can offer you to help you to take control of your life. Send me an e-mail now to book your free telephone consultation where I can tell you more details about how I work and you can ask any questions of me. If you are happy to proceed I can book you in for your first face to face appointment at a convenient time.
Qualifications and training
- Level 2 Counselling Concepts
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Person-Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner Certificate
- NHS Safeguarding Adults Level 2
- NHS Safeguarding Children Level 1
- Chronic Illness and Bereavement as Enduring Traumas
- Data Security Protection Level 2
- Managing Self-Harming behaviour
- Cyber Trauma
- Working with Dependency
I have successfully worked with people with a wide variety of problems including…
- Abuse (sexual, physical and domestic)
- Affairs and betrayals
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Chronic sickness
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Relationship issues
- Stress management
- Work-related stress
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Fees per 50 minute session - Late summer offer a reduced price during September and October.
Adult counselling session with Denise £40
Online / Telephone session £40
Student counselling session £35 - student details required
Trainee Counsellor session £35 - trainee details required
Key workers session £35 - key worker details required
All payment can be made by BACS or Cash
Mon - Fri 8.00 am - 8.00
Weekends possible by prior arrangement
As well as running my private practice I have several years experience working within the charity sector as a volunteer counsellor. Whilst there I have worked with a wide variety of people including business professionals, the self-employed as well as employees of large countrywide organisations.
Increasingly I have counselled people whose mental health has been affected by the current Covid- 19 crisis. If you have been isolated from your workplace and family because of the restrictions you may find that your mood has been affected and you may not be coping as well as you have in the past.