Denise McMullen MBACP Accredited
I am an experienced registered BACP accredited individual and couple therapist with over 20 years of experience.
Many people find themselves facing very difficult personal circumstances and would really welcome a safe caring nurturing space where they can talk in confidence and feel heard and understood.
My person centred practice allows me to work in a flexible creative way, unique for every client. It is my experience as a therapist and my experience of being a client, that when client and therapist are able to engage in a committed authentic trusting accepting therapeutic relationship, clients can feel truly heard and supported in finding their own voice. My aim is to offer this to clients. We are then free to gain clearer insights and understanding for ourselves, helping us to live more meaningful lives and to make better choices for ourselves.
It is my belief that we all have the capacity to change.
Earlier in my life, I spent many years working in the business world, at one period in a busy high pressured press office, amongst other roles. I also have a love of the outdoors, hiking and cycling, climbing tall trees on occasions !
I offer counselling for people on a long or short term basis, depending on their requirements.
I can offer sessions in Wymondham and in Norwich.
I have counselled clients, experiencing a wide range of difficulties, which have included the following : depression, low self esteem, bereavement, work related issues, attachment issues, anxiety, bullying, relationship issues, stress, trauma, loss and change, suicidal thoughts, anger issues, eating disorders.
My practice has easy access for wheelchair users.
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2002, I completed my training as a person centred counsellor on the BACP accredited diploma course at the University of West London.
I am a registered accredited BACP counsellor and abide by their ethical framework for good practice.
2000 to 20002, I was a voluntary counsellor at the Women's centre in Harrow, London.
2003 to 2004, I worked voluntarily at the Norwich centre, Norwich.
2005 to 2006 then 2008 to 2016, I worked voluntarily at St Barnabus counselling centre.
I have also been working in private practice as a counsellor.
I am regularly updating my practice by attending training courses across a wide range of issues.
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 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
I offer a 1 hour session for individual clients for £45
Couples sessions cost £60
Evening and weekend counselling sessions are available