About me

Counselling is a passive therapy which is becoming increasingly popular for individuals who find themselves struggling with the pressures of the modern world we live in. I believe everyone holds the answers to their own issues and relationships but sometimes need help and guidance in finding these answers. It may be a relationship that is challenging, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, financial or anger issues or you may have past experiences that are still impacting your life today. You may also have a child that is personally struggling with life at the moment. Talking to a trained therapist without any agenda other than trying to aid their client to find their way forward, enables the individual to thoroughly explore their feelings, thoughts and emotions in a safe, contained and non judgmental way. I work with the person as a whole, not just the problem.

I come from a integrative background however I will use different techniques and strategies that are best suited for each person and situation. Dependent on what your needs require I offer therapy long term and short term. We will agree that between us as I believe the relationship should be a joint, collaborative one where counsellor and client work together towards the client's ultimate goal.

I work with adults and have worked extensively with children professionally so have lots of relevant experience to draw upon and will often use alternative tools to aid the work such as art to all my clients - not just children.

I offer sessions Monday to Friday evenings and Saturday sessions for convenience.

I originally trained as a counsellor after struggling personally as a parent after my own child had difficulties. I myself received counselling and came to understand how powerful and helpful it could be and how receiving it is nothing to be ashamed of if you are finding life hard.

Please, get in touch with a call, text or email to set up a free 30 minute initial session. We can talk about you and what you want to get out of counselling. If you are happy to continue we can then agree a regular time for ongoing appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Prof.Dip.PsyC;MNCS (Accred)
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
  • I also work as a school counsellor working with 7 -18 year old's.
  • I have my own private practice based in Stevenage working with ADULTS and CHILDREN.
  • I am Enhanced DBS checked.
  • I have Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Accredited With The National Counselling Society

I have attended Training workshops & CPD courses on:-

  • Supporting patients with low self-esteem and lack of confidence
  • Working with eating disorders
  • First Aid
  • Dealing with the traumatic effects of the pandemic
  • Supporting students mental health (secondary)
  • Place2be Mental health champion
  • Peer on peer abuse
  • Use of reasonable force in schools
  • Child neglect Mental wellbeing in children and young adults
  • Safeguarding
  • Drawing and talking therapy

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

Additional information

Initial consultation (30 minutes) FREE

Regular sessions £45

Availability

I offer sessions Monday to Friday evenings and Saturday sessions for convenience.

Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Denise Sheelan

Denise Sheelan