Denise Richards PGDip, MBACP Reg
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.
- 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)
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 also offer Christian Counselling.
I offer a free no-obligation consultation of 15 mins.
- Individuals £65.00 per 50 minutes session
- Skype sessions: £55 per 50-minute session
- Telephone sessions: £55 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.
Concessions offered for
I hold a current Enhanced DBS (Police Check) which allows me to work with vulnerable adults and children.