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About me

I have worked as a qualified counsellor for over 20 years. I offer both couple and individual counselling. I can help with: relationship problems, anxiety, depression, ill health, loss and low self-worth.

I work in a sensitive and respectful way and I am optimistic about human nature. I believe that we have an innate ability to problem solve, heal and grow, however life's events and circumstances can affect our potential to access this natural part of ourselves. I provide a safe non-judgmental space where you can reflect and begin to see yourself and your circumstances in a new light.

If you would like more information about me and the way I work, please visit my website:

www.deniseoconnellcounselling.com

There is no charge for an initial meeting which will provide an opportunity for us to see if my service would be helpful for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accreditation with BACP: 2012
  • Post graduate Diploma in counselling from York St John University: 2006
  • Certificate in couples counselling from Marriage Care (Relationship organisation): 1998
  • Registered General Nurse: 1982

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The is no charge for the first meeting. This meeting will give us an opportunity to discuss the issues that you would like to work with, it will also help us to decide if I am the right person to help you.

Prices for the next sessions are as follows:

  • Individuals £45 per hour.
  • Couples £55 per hour.

If you are on a low income, a student or a pensioner I offer a discount of 20%.

When I work

Monday  9am - 6pm

Tuesday 9am - 7pm

Thursday 9am - 7pm

Friday 9am - 1pm

49 Gale Lane, Acomb, York, YO24 3AD

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme