Hello, my name is Denise and I am a registered BACP accredited counsellor with a background in nursing, hypnotherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, confidence issues, loss, grief or life in general, I will listen to you and not judge. I will adopt a holistic approach to your therapy and we will work together to find a way forward.
I am an integrative counsellor - which means I use various counselling styles to suit clients’ needs. These include: Person-Centred Counselling (PCA), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transaction Analysis (TA) and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Our sessions will take place in a warm and safe environment at a discrete location within a village in the heart of Shropshire. Parking facilities are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in private practice for many years as a counsellor, hypnotherapist and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner. I have also spent three years at a GP practice working with clients with mild to moderate mental health issues.
Prior to being a therapist I worked as a nurse for around 10 years at several NHS hospitals, and during that time gained invaluable experience at a forensic unit in a psychiatric hospital.
In addition, as a former journalist, I wrote a regular health column on a variety of topics for a daily newspaper.
My experience to date allows me to work with people from all walks of life, with wide ranging issues.
Training and Qualifications
- BA (Hons) International and Political Studies: at Coventry University
- Edexcel Level 5 diploma in therapeutic counselling
- Practitioner diploma in clinical hypnosis with London College of Clinical Hypnosis
- Diploma in clinical hypnosis - with London College of Clinical Hypnosis (validated by the University of Greenwich)
- ENB in intensive care nursing
- ENB in general nursing
- NVQ level 4 in newspaper journalism
- NCTJ newspaper journalism – two distinctions, one credit
- Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner – levels 1, 2 and 3
- NCFE level 3 in counselling skills and theory
- Cruse Bereavement Care foundation course.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
I continue by professional development through various activities. Most recently these have included:
- BACP webinar on Relationship Depth in Online Therapy
- BACP webinar on European Symposium on Addictive Disorders
- BACP webinar on Relationships: “Why do we bother?”
- BACP online course on Psychopharmacology and Counselling Psychotherapy; Conference on Interpersonal Psychotherapy
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I charge individual clients £45 and couples £50 for a 60 minute session between 9am-5pm on a Monday to Friday.
If clients require a session after 5pm or at weekends prices increase to £50.
Sessions are payable by cash at the time of the appointment or a BACs transfer prior to appointment.
I work Monday to Friday 10am-8pm and also Sundays 3-7pm.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and also The British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH). I abide by their codes of ethics.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist and am listed on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am a full member of the BSCH and am listed on its register.
I am fully insured for public liabilities and professional indemnity.