Denise Reeves MA Adv Dip
Hello, if you are reading this you may simply be curious, have a concern, a problem or situation that is affecting your life. Perhaps this is a new realisation or a lifelong sense that 'something is not quite right'. There may be an unprocessed trauma that leaves you feeling ‘stuck’. You may be interested in therapy as a process of self development or a way to find your voice.
Understanding your vulnerability, detaching from an unhealthy relationship, or addressing an addiction, yours, a partner or loved one. Therapy and counselling can support you by us working together to shine a light on aspects of functioning, thinking and emotional states which you may not consciously be aware of or understand. In psychotherapy we look at how your experiences, choices and behaviours are contributing to where and how you feel.
Working with me:
A good therapeutic relationship is central to the process of change and transformation.
I work from a client led perspective, which means there is no prior agenda, you bring what you need to bring to the session. I work with your unique material using empathy and respect to support you through our work together. I have many years of experience working with a full range of emotional issues which include but are not limited to: addiction, loss, stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, relational difficulties.
Art therapy is used to deepen the understanding through harnessing the symbolic nature of the arts. Experience of art making or considering yourself creative in any way is not a requirement for art therapy, all that is required is an open mind.
Art materials are not always used as dreams, metaphors and symbols all contribute to the process of discovery. I offer a range of materials to support the exploration of the unconscious which can allow the client to become aware of their inner world, using this creative process.
If you have any questions at all, please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist using art materials to support the therapeutic exploration, working with adults, young people, couples and groups. My Masters degree was obtained at IATE (Institute Art Therapy in Education) in London, and subsequent trainings include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is valuable for PTSD, phobias, traumatic experiences, panic disorders, performance and other anxiety related disorders.
In addition to my private practice, I work with a low cost charity providing support for people suffering from a wide range of psychological issues. I have experience within the NHS Mental Health services; inpatient and community settings, offering 1:1 art psychotherapy and supporting a Dance Movement group. I attend regular supervision, Continual Professional Development seminars, training, workshops & lectures.
• Master of Arts - Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
• Advanced Diploma in The Therapeutic Application of the Arts
• Certificate in Counselling skills
• Certificate in Psychosynthesis
• EMDR level 1. All three levels will be completed by December 2020
• CATT [Children’s Accelerated Trauma Treatment]
• UKCP - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy
• HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council
• BAAT - British Association of Art Therapists
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
1:1 sessions £80-£120 fifty minutes
Couples: £160, ninety minutes
EMDR: £140, sixty minutes
Group: to be discussed
Non-therapeutic mentoring: £60, sixty minutes
Payments are made on the day by cash or bank transfer.
I offer a free twenty minute telephone consultation:
This is to discuss what you would like to focus on and the logistics of our first meeting, including location, session times and fees. I can answer your questions regarding how I work, however, I do suggest a first meeting to decide if we are a good fit for the therapeutic relationship that is necessary for building a trusting, safe environment for the work to progress. The first meeting will be charged at a lower rate, to be discussed during the telephone consultation.
Short, long term and open ended therapy are offered - together we can decide what suits your needs.
London NW1 - Marylebone or Edgware road station. Buses: 139, 189, 13, 13
London W1 - Regents park or Oxford Circus station. Buses: 6, 8, 13, 15, 73, 135, 139, 189, 390.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday and Saturday some availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|