Denise Marleyn

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ADHP(NC),UKCP Advanced Hypno-Psychotherapist, EMDR therapist
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Leighton Buzzard LU7 & Milton Keynes MK11
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About me

I'm Denise, an Accredited UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, Advanced Hypno-Psychotherapist and qualified EMDR and Trauma therapist, offering supportive, non-judgemental and compassionate psychotherapy, Trauma therapy and hypno-psychotherapy since 1994. Working integratively, I'll use a range of techniques and therapy approaches tailored to your particular needs to help you make the changes you desire - options include Psychodynamic, CBT, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing), Gestalt Psychotherapy, Body-orientated approaches, Inner Child Work, Somatic Trauma Therapy, Mindfulness, Transactional Analysis and Affect-Centred Therapy.

My, initial, specialist training as a hypno-psychotherapist also enables me to gently, but effectively, use hypnotherapy alongside integrative psychotherapy if you wish to make use of this intervention as part of your therapy - to help facilitate and ease the process of positive change. As many issues have a subconscious or ‘unconscious’ component, working with this aspect with hypnotherapy can often enable a subtle, yet powerful, change where we may feel conflicted, blocked or overwhelmed by the problem we are facing. (If you are interested in Hypno-Psychotherapy rather than Integrative Psychotherapy, please see my entry on the Hypnotherapy Directory (link below), visit or email me to discuss your needs).

In addition to my expertise as an Advanced hypno-psychotherapist, my further training and experience in psychotherapy, gained over 25 years, enables me to also offer an empathetic and non-judgemental space and therapeutic ‘relationship’ where you can feel the necessary support and safety to have the time to be able to talk about, and resolve, difficult or distressing feelings or experiences which may be affecting your quality of life, well-being or relationships. I also work with personal development.

I work with adults over 18 in short, medium or long-term therapy, though predominantly my work is with clients looking for medium-long term therapy due to their therapeutic needs.  Additionally, as a specialist in Trauma Therapy, I offer a trauma-informed approach to your issue. I specialise in medium-long-term therapy for complex issues such as trauma, attachment issues and PTSD including anxiety/phobias or anxiety/panic with a traumatic origin. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (ADHP(NC) (Masters Degree level training)
  • UKCP Registered - Member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
  • Qualified EMDR Therapist
  • European Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis
  • Bachelor of Science (Open) - Open University
  • Fellow of National Society of Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness
  • Member of European Chamber of Hypno-psychotherapists
  • Member of European Association of Hypno-psychotherapists
  • Diploma in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (DHP(NC) (4 years Masters Degree level training)
  • Certificate in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (CHP(NC) (Post-graduate level)
  • Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology (CCST)

I trained in hypnosis and psychotherapy with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy - which is accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and is one of a very few nationally accredited hypnotherapy trainings, also incorporating Psychotherapy, involving a 4-year Masters Degree level training and accredited by a national regulatory body for Counselling/Psychotherapy (UKCP). 
I have undergone additional Masters level training to achieve an Advanced Diploma.  I am accredited and regulated by UKCP, abiding by their Code of Ethics and Practice and am fully insured and supervised as required by this national governing body for psychotherapy. I am also a fully trained, qualified EMDR therapist, trained with Internationally renowned EMDR Trainer, Sandi Richman: I am currently working toward full Accreditation with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland.

In addition to training in Traditional and Ericksonian hypnotherapeutic approaches, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Counselling, I have undergone additional training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing), Gestalt Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London), Dance Movement Therapy (Birkbeck College, London), Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Mindfulness, Clean Language training and Emotional Regulation/Affect Management Skills Training (John Omaha's Affect-Centred Therapy). I’ve taken further training in IBS Clinical Hypnotherapy (a protocol used successfully in NHS hospitals for over 25 years) as well as Working with Eating Disorders training. I've also undertaken extensive research in, and learnt techniques for, working with trauma, including EMDR.

Areas of expertise

I specialise in trauma & PTSD , anxiety/panic, low self-esteem/confidence as well as weight/body issues and difficult relationships with food. This includes body dissatisfaction, compulsive binge eating, emotional eating, breaking yo-yo dieting and other non-specific eating disorders.

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

*Mind-Body Healing *Pain Management *Irritable Bowel Syndrome *chronic fatigue  *Life change
*Fibromyalgia *Psychosomatic Ailments *Insomnia *Stress Induced Illness *Life / mid-life crisis
* Menopause * Relaxation and Stress Management *Hypertension / High Blood Pressure
*Weight Management *Smoking Cessation *Body Image problems *Habits
*Fears *Panic Attacks * Exam Nerves *Driving Test Nerves *Sports performance
*Social Anxiety *Blushing *Public Speaking *Disordered eating  *Relationship issues
*Bashful Bladder *Health Anxiety *Misophonia *Social Phobia *Vomiting Phobia 
*Flying Phobia *Dental Phobia *Lifts Phobia *Insect Phobia *Driving Phobia
* Personal Development * Performance Enhancement


Additional information

Please refer to my website for more details about Consultations and session fees or email me for a Consultation to discuss your needs.

When I work

Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm

Further information

My psychotherapy and hypnotherapy practice is located in Leighton Buzzard which is in easy reach of Dunstable, Luton, Aylesbury, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Buckingham, Towcester, Flitwick, Ampthill, Woburn and surrounding areas of beds, Bucks and Herts.

My practice is undertaken in quiet, tranquil and attractive premises suitable for hypnotherapy - with easy, free parking available.

Denise Marleyn is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7

Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Denise Marleyn
Denise Marleyn