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About me

Hi I'm Denise, thanks for visiting my page!

Deciding to start counselling can be daunting, but with me you'll be safe.  I’ll walk with you on your journey of self-discovery while you explore the tangle of emotions, thoughts and feelings you’re experiencing.

I’ll support you in the safe place, the Therapy Room, where you have the freedom  to be You!  Together, we'll carefully uncover underlying emotions, hidden memories and patterns of behaviour from both the past and present.  You'll discover how to unpick and understand the impact they've had and may still be having on your life.  It’s a bit like peeling the layers off an onion!  While peeling your onion, there may be tears, anger, laughter and a plethora of other emotions, but the great thing is you’re not alone, I’ll be peeling it with you!

I work with people who may be struggling to cope with issues including anxiety, domestic abuse, depression and trauma.  You won't be judged, you'll be heard. I’ll support you while you make sense of WHERE you are, WHO you are and WHERE you want to be, so that you can truly be your ‘Best YOU' and live Your Best Life!

If you feel you're on an emotional roller coaster, why don't you get off the ride?  STOP!!  Take time to exhale and spend time with YOU!  Take a chance and Change your Life FOREVER!

Training, qualifications & experience

As an Integrative Counsellor, I believe that one size doesn't fit all, so I work by using different theories which I apply depending on your individual needs.

Core Qualifications

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • BACP – Registered Member

Developmental Training Courses:

  • Road Traffic Victims Training Course
  • Psychiatry, Psychodynamics and Psychopathology
  • Time-Limited Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Working with Children & Young People Parts 1 & 2

I have previous experience working therapeutically at:

  • 1 in 4  (Adult survivors of childhood Sexual Abuse)
  • CPPD Low-Cost Service  (General counselling, anxiety, depression etc)
  • Women’s Aid  (Sexual,Financial, Physical, Psychological, Emotional Abuse)
  • Potential Mentoring  (Counselling children & Young People)
  • Road Victims Trust (Bereaved and those affected by Traffic Collisions)

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free no-obligation consultation of 20 mins.

  • Individual sessions from £60.00 per 50 minutes session
  • Zoom/Skype sessions from: £60 per 50-minute session
  • Telephone sessions from: £60 per 50-minute session

I understand how hectic life can be, so I offer a flexible approach tailored to your availability and location.  To fully benefit from counselling I suggest weekly sessions. The minimum number of sessions is normally between 6-12 sessions, but some people choose to have counselling over a longer period of time.

Payments can be made via BACS, and a fee will be applied if an appointment is missed without 24 hours notice.

When I work

Mornings, daytime and evenings, please contact me to check availability.

Further information

I hold a current Enhanced DBS (Police Check) which allows me to work with vulnerable adults and children.

9 Manor Gardens, London, N7 6LA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults