Denise Staniland Therapeutic Counsellor ADV.DIP(CPCAB)

Great Northern House
Great Northern Terrace

07734 957194

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About me

I am an independent Counsellor offering counselling services to the adult community, specialising in working with Children and Young people. My practice has included counselling children in secondary school, a youth offending service, The Ministry of Justice and working with the homeless just to name a few. I have experience in the areas of sexual abuse, self harm, depression, loss, bereavement, low self esteem, anxiety, anger management and supporting people in distress.

What is Therapy for?

You may be distressed by past events in your life, You may have persistent worries, fears or anxieties that you can't change.

You may have been hurt deeply by what has happened to you in the past.
There may be things that you don't get that will can all expect without asking.
Perhaps you want to change, but find that the more you try the more you stay the same.

People with problems like these can benefit from therapy.

Some people feel helpless and hopeless, and look to a therapist to help them find out more about the roots of their problem.

Maybe in past you were too scared, angry or sad to be the person you feel you can be.

You may need to grow. Not everyone who comes to therapy is in crisis.

What happens in Therapy?

I will encourage you to be just as you are, rather than as others think you should be. Paradoxically, this is how we change.

I'm there to create a place that's safe and supportive, so that you can explore your problems without being judged.

Why Counselling?

We all have unmet needs.

Unexpressed anger or sadness, even unexpected joy.

So often we deny our deepest needs and wishes, staying out of contact from others and ourselves.

If you are searching for direction, you may need a beacon, a guide that can help you discover how you want to be. You may know the direction you want to go, but need some help from someone who can support you as you take first steps.

Training, qualifications & experience

Introduction to Counselling (CPCAB)
Certificate in counselling Skills (CPCAB)
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
Certificate in Coping with Stress
Certificate in Adult Abuse Awareness
Certificate in Direct Work with Children
Certificate in Lets Talk Parenting (Training for Trainers)
Certificate in Learning to Deliver 'Let's Talk Parenting'
Certificate in Time out for Teenagers
Certificate in Mentoring
Certificate in Delivering Learning (City& Guilds Level 3)
Certificate in Training in Suicide Alertness
Certificate in Working with Self Harm

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer Anger Management sessions, play therapies, I also do family mediation session, and I can Supervise Student counsellors and qualified counsellors.


Adults  £40
Couples £50
Children and Young people £30
Student Counsellors £25
Concessions available

Further information


Your relationship with me is unique, I am here to listen and support you in a way, that is different from friends, neighbours, family and teachers. You will be offered a safe and confidential environment in which to talk about your feelings.

Whatever is discussed in the therapy room stays in the therapy room.(There can be exceptions to this)


I attend supervision every month - as required by my governing body, frequency is dependent on my caseload. Supervision is supplied by a fully Qualified professional Counsellor/Supervisor.


Therapy is usually conducted at my office in central Lincoln, free parking is available. However alternative community facilities (privacy is assured) can be identified where wanted.

Maps & Directions

Lincoln, LN5 8HJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday to Friday 10am until 6pm Saturday 11am until 4am If you require appoint Monday to Friday after 6pm this can be arranged.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme