Denise Sturges-Allard BSc (Hons) Psych, MBACP
I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts & feelings, to identify what you want, what might be holding you back and and how you can make positive changes in your life.
I don't believe in 'one size to fits all' so I use different approaches in response to the needs of each unique, client (including CBT, mindfulness as well as client centred therapy). I'm down to earth and while I will challenge you, I go by your lead as to what you want to work on and for how long. I have experience of working with clients who are experiencing a range of issues and have particular interest and experience of working with anxiety, low self confidence/esteem, grief/loss and relationship & parent to be issues/concerns (including fertility/miscarriage).
I offer a free, initial telephone consultation (around 30 mins). This enables us to explore what you may be looking for in a Counsellor, as well as for me to explain a little about how I work so that we can decide if I am able to meet your needs. If you would like to book a telephone consultation please do get in touch and let me know times to suit.
Please check out my website: www.pierremontcounselling.co.uk or give me a call for more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (with heart)
MBACP - Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and adhere to it's code of ethics.
British Mindfulness Institute - Professional Qualification in the Therapeutic use of Mindfulness
I am a Seasons for Growth companion and an approved MHFA England Mental Health First Aid Instructor. I have also trained in Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution focussed therapy and Creative therapy techniques (including sand tray work). I regularly attend additional workshops and training as part of my Continuing Professional Development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Perinatal mental health
Initial telephone consultation (approx 30 mins) - free ( I just ask that you call me at the agreed time).
Individual Counselling: £40 (50 mins) short or Long term - normally weekly
I accept cash, cheque or BACs
I offer evening sessions for individuals who work or have other commitments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
While my room is on the first floor I can accomodate clients on the ground floor with just one step if required.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|