Denise Patten

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BA Hons Counselling, PGDip Integrative Psychotherapy, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Preston PR25 & PR1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

How can counselling/psychotherapy help?

Does it sometimes feel that people don’t truly hear what you are saying to them? Do you often feel lost, abandoned or alone? Are you overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, fear, shame, or struggling to make sense of your life experiences? Would it be a surprise to know many of us feel the same way at some period in our lives? This is how I view being human within the fast-paced, unsympathetic, focus-driven world we live in that doesn’t allow for self-reflection and healing.

Counselling and/or psychotherapy can help when a therapist TRULY listens to you, helping you to make sense of your world, before guiding you to find ways to overcome the thoughts, feelings and behaviours you are unhappy with.

How do I work?

The development of a safe, trusting and honest therapeutic relationship can help us to make sense of our humanness and discover our personal needs to live a life of peace and fulfilment; to navigate our way through the maze (or rollercoaster) of life. My experience as an integrative psychotherapist/counsellor has contributed to my belief in the power of the relationship between a therapist and another human. My philosophy is Humanistic or Person Centred based yet I may draw upon Psychodynamic, Existential, Transactional Analysis, Polyvagal and Emotionally-focused theories depending on my client's needs and worldview. However, at the heart of my methodology is the creation of a healthy, trusting and facilitative relationship.

What may I help with?

Stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, family/relationship issues, trauma, attachment issues and so on.

I am unable to work with under 16's, eating disorders, pure OCD, adoption issues or couples.

Where am I based?

I work face-to-face from my discreet and safe room in Leyland, Preston offering short and long-term therapy for individuals aged 16+. I have evening and weekend sessions available in addition to standard office hours and will do my utmost to accommodate your life and/or working patterns.

Alternatively, I work via online platforms or telephone with persons from anywhere in the UK and many other countries. 

Free consultation

Please contact me for a free 20 minute telephone consultation to get to know more about myself, how therapy works and see if we feel we could establish a therapeutic relationship together to achieve your goals.

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Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA with First Class Honours in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • PGDip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy  (Distinction)
  • Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) Course with Janina Fisher

I have worked with survivors of sexual abuse and assault in addition to individuals with personality disorders, general anxiety, depression, loss and relationship difficulties.

I am unable to work with anyone who is adopted, under 16, with an active eating disorder or couples/families.

Full DBS held for the NHS and registration with the Information Commissioner's Office to ensure I am Data compliant.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 - £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Sessions cost £55 with limited concession slots available 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note I am on annual leave from:

18/5/2024 to 26/5/2024

15/6/2024 to 23/6/2024

9/8/2024 to 25/8/2024

55B Stanifield Lane, Leyland, Preston, PR25 4QA

Preston, Lancashire, PR1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My room is on the first floor with access to a toilet and small waiting area

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