Denise Richards BA(HONS) BACP/UKRCP
I hold a BA(HONS) degree in Transactional Analysis having trained at the Metanoia Institute and am accredited with BACP/UKRCP. I have worked in the voluntary sector, work place settings and private practice for over 20 years with people who are experiencing many different issues in their lives. I have also worked within the NHS IAPT service offering group therapy and facilitated training to organisations in the private/public sector.
Sometimes it is a crisis that brings people to seek support, or for some the cause of unhappiness and distress is not clear. I offer a safe, confidential and supportive relationship to explore and understand together, at your own pace, what issues both present and past could be influencing your life today.
I have a particular interest in abuse, anger/rage, shame and attachment issues.
I offer both long and short term face to face therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BA(HONS) Degree in Transactional Analysis and have experience of Person Centred, Egan and Solution Focussed therapy. I am committed to my continued professional development on many varied psychological issues. I have also facilitated on training courses for counsellors and have participated in viva exam panels. I undergo regular supervision on my work.
Areas of counselling I work with include:
Child Related Issues
Post Natal Depression
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Work Related Issues
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial session of 50 minutes for us to meet and discuss your concerns and explore whether it would be helpful for us to work together. My fees per session are £50.
There is some free and low cost parking available. My location has excellent public transport links, being a two minute walk from Raynes Park Railway Station and bus stops.