About me

Hello, my name is Denise Smith.

I offer Psychotherapy and Counselling to Adults be it individual or couples. My work is grounded on a Humanistic modality of Psychotherapy- Transactional Analysis, a comprehensive system change and growth. My approach to Psychotherapy is proactive, I intervene, reflect and ask questions.

I am relaxed, empathic, straightforward and non-judgmental. I am passionate about what I do and feel strongly that although counselling can at times be challenging, it can also be life-enhancing. I am always open to questions, so please don't hesitate to get in touch if there is anything you would like to

How I work

I use the relationship between us as the vehicle of change. Primarily I will focus on understanding your needs, with the goal that you feel better, "symptom relief". Each client is invited to a free 30 minute consultation. This will be continued into a full session if we decide to work together.

Who I work with

People suffering not exclusively from:

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment disorders
  • Boundary issues
  • Survivors of childhood abuse
  • Depression
  • Domestic abuse
  • Grief
  • PTSD
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Trauma
  • Work-related issues

Training, qualifications & experience

UKATA Diploma

Certificate in Supervision

Registered General Nurse

Registered Midwife

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.


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.


£40per session

East Sussex

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Please contact me as I have different days available to work.

Types of client

Older adults
Denise Smith

Denise Smith