My name is Denise, I am a BACP registered psychotherapist/counsellor and clinical supervisor. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I do understand it can be a daunting task looking for the right therapist. I believe the basis for any good therapy is a trusting and authentic relationship.
After many years of my own struggles trying to navigate the emotional turmoil of my chaotic life I made the decision to start therapy. The journey allowed me to unravel the complex emotions that had kept me a prisoner in my own head for many years. Therapy set me free and allowed me to understand the trauma of my childhood and the damaged inner child inside of me. I was able to let go of my past and live a more fulfilling life. As I finally healed i decided to become a therapist and help people just like you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have many years experience working within sectors such as homelessness and the probation service. I am currently working in the NHS offering therapy to people with complex issues/personality disorders. These various opportunities have allowed to gain extensive training, knowledge and an understanding of the emotional pain that often bring people into therapy. I gained my BA (Hons) in Person-centred and existential counselling.
My approach as an integrative psychotherapist and supervisor allows me to draw upon different modalities/theories to ensure the client receives therapy tailored to their own individual needs. I have continued my development and am in my final year of my Masters studying Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. The aim of this modality is to bring the unconscious mind in to the consciousness which will help a person unravel their experiences and understand their deep- rooted feelings, In order to resolve the conflict within.
I offer a safe space to understand and make sense of how things are for you now, so together we may explore a different future.
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
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
Sessions from £50 to £60
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Our first session is an opportunity for us to be introduced, and to explore the issues that bring you to therapy and your expectations of the therapeutic process. After this we can decide if we are a good fit, and if so arrange a day and time to suit us both.
Number of sessions is up to you some people get what they want from short term therapy which can be from 6 to 12 sessions, while other people may wish to work more long term exploring themselves on a deeper level.