Denise Sturges-Allard BSc (Hons) Psych, MBACP

Denise Sturges-Allard  BSc (Hons) Psych, MBACP

About me

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).

What next?

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: 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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Parent-to-be anxiety
Perinatal mental health

Photos & videos

  • My Matryoshka owls/dolls on my shelf


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

Concessions available

I accept cash, cheque or BACs

Further information

I offer evening sessions for individuals who work or have other commitments.

I am an Ageless Thanet business and offer concessionary rates to cardholders. Please mention this when getting in touch.

Maps & Directions

Broadstairs, CT10

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


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

While my room is on the first floor I can accomodate clients on the ground floor with just one step if required.


Weekdays (daytime & 2 evenings)

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme