Denise Pia

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PgDip MBACP (accred)
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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1RZ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist with many years of experience. I offer short term and long term, one-to-one counselling, either in person or online. I provide you with a safe, confidential, empathic and supportive space to explore what is troubling you.

What Counselling do I offer
The counselling I offer is Psychosynthesis, which is a talking therapy .It is a sensitive, powerful and depth therapy . It takes an holistic approach, recognising the roles of the mind, body, feelings and spirituality in the process of personal growth.

How Counselling can help
Psychosynthesis looks forward, as well as back into your life experiences and helps you to understand the meaning of present patterns and situations which are no longer serving you. It helps to improve the relationship and connection with yourself and others. It can help to make sense of loss or prolonged grief, help with anxiety and depression , feeling sad, work, or any of life’s issues. It helps you to understand who you are and how to value and nourish yourself with the potential for self knowledge, healing and change.

How I work
Through talking, we have the space to look at what is troubling you and I can offer a different perspective. Where appropriate, I use techniques such as meditation, drawing and visualisations so that the unconscious will become more conscious. This awareness will help you to move forward with greater choice and purpose.

Getting started
Please either call, or email me, to find a convenient date and time for an initial consultation. This initial meeting gives you a chance to tell me what you want from counselling. If you are happy to continue, we will set up a regular weekly session.

Private Medical Insurance. If you would like to use your insurance, I am covered by the following company: Bupa, AXA and Aviva

I practise in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

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Training, qualifications & experience

PG Dip. in Psychosynthesis Counselling and psychotherapy at the University of East London/ Psychosynthesis and Education Trust.

Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis at Psychosynthesis and Education Trust.

Essentials in Psychosynthesis at Psychosynthesis and Education Trust.

Certificate in Person Centred counselling

Voluntary counselling at a carers centre

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Good Practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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)

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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£80.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Axa Health

Additional information

Counselling sessions take place once a week at a regular time and last for 50 minutes.

Working Hours:

Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm

Please check for current availability.

My consulting rooms are in:
St Albans, Hertfordshire. The fee is £80

When I work

Daytime and evening availability

Further information

I also offer counselling on Skype and Zoom

161 Riverside Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1RZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

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