Tizzie Dennett-Short

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BSc (Hons) MBACP reg and accredited. BAPAM. Infant Loss accr
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Banbury OX16 & London SW11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced university qualified BSc(Hons) Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and an Accredited and Registered Member of the BACP with clinics in Banbury Oxfordshire and South West London (Battersea). I am an accredited provider for The Foundation for Infant Loss Dip. and a health care provider for BUPA, AXA, WPA , Aviva and Help Musicians among others. I use my experience and integrative qualification of Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Existential, CBT and Mindfulness therapies depending on the clients' needs.

I can truly empathise with your issues. I believe in the importance of the client and therapist relationship and how vital it is to build trust and by working together, in total confidentiality,  to resolve stress and anxieties and help to establish a happier more positive life for you. I am a trained listener.

I see both individual clients for one to one counselling and also couples in South West London and Banbury Oxfordshire, both for short and long term treatment. I also use whatsapp for remote sessions. My practices are in Battersea, Wandsworth, London SW11  with easy access from:- Central London, Clapham, Tooting  (nearest tube Clapham Common) (nearest train Clapham Junction) and Banbury, Oxfordshire within easy reach of Oxford and Warwick via the M40 and  mainline trains to Banbury.

offer flexible hours Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm

Please note Currently I have no availability at my practice in London and some availability for clients at my practice in Banbury


Anger Management - Anxiety - Bereavement - Couples Counselling - Compulsive thoughts and behaviour- Complex Post Traumatic Stress - Depression - Embarrassment - Family Issues - Fear - Grief - Infant Loss - Loneliness - Loss - Low self esteem - Miscarriage - Performance nerves - Making sense of the past - Panic Attacks - Psychosomatic symptoms - Post natal depression - Relationship difficulties - Stress - Voice loss anxieties - Worry

"He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying."
Friedrich Nietzsche

You can contact me at: tizzie@chartiz.co.uk  or +44 (0) 7730 927672.

I have private practices in Battersea, Wandsworth, London SW11 and Banbury, Oxfordshire  

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my counselling training at South Thames College and then graduated from Roehampton University, London with a BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling. I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the BACP and BAPAM. Also an accredited provider for the Foundation of Infant Loss and a Health Provider for BUPA, AXA and WPA among others.

At my flourishing private Psychotherapy and Counselling practices in South West London I support clients, both individuals and couples, with their many varied life stresses and anxieties. I also offer help with relationship and/or marriage issues and difficulties.

I have extensive clinical experience working with both alcohol and drug addiction at CRI (Criminal Reduction Initiative) in Surrey and previously at ASCA (Addiction Support and Care Agency) in Surbiton, Surrey, supporting both the client and their family and working in group with the affected others.

I worked for 5 years with Carers Support Merton (CSM) in Mitcham assisting carers of close family members with all forms of anxiety, loss, stress and bereavement.

My background in the Performing Arts as a Classical Singer began by studying at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama followed by a 25 year successful career as a professional Opera Singer. This has given me a great respect for the therapeutic benefits of calm breathing and mindfulness, with a personal understanding of the strains and stress and fear, and anxieties that can overtake anyone in encountering severe pressures in life and work. (Please see my published article "Voice Trauma and Voicelessness" Therapy Today.)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have unique abilities in helping with Long Covid having both Skills as a former professional opera singer and now as a Batchelor of Science in Integrative Counselling and a published and accredited Psychotherapist. As an Opera Singer structured breathing was a part of everyday life both in preparation and during actually singing on stage. For the past nine years after graduation I have been a private practitioner as a Psychotherapist and counsellor. I have always encouraged my patients to embrace deep breathing techniques learned by me as an Opera Singer, for their therapeutic and physical well being.

I also specialise in complex post traumatic stress.

I also specialise in trauma caused by Dysphonia and voice loss.


£65.00 - £95.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information


individual one to one session : £65.00 (50 mins.)                                                         Initial assessment session £75 (1 hour)

Couple session: £90.00 (50 mins.)                                                                                 Initial assessment session £90 ( 1 hour )

All sessions by appointment only. (Cancellations: 24 hours prior notice please otherwise the fee will be required)


"As I sit in my room...eating well and feeling grateful for so much I have,I need to thank

R. As I sit in my room.....eating well and feeling grateful for so much I have, I need to thank you for helping me navigate the last year or so"

E. " I am a former University student that had sessions with Tizzie for my anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Tizzie's guidance and sympathetic ear during these difficult times were crucial on my road to recovery. I now feel much happier and positive, Thank you Tizzie"

H. "Tizzie.....I was just seeing a lot of stories online about WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY and wanted to say a massive thank you to you for helping me out when I felt so rubbish. I don't think I would have had the confidence to come on this trip"

KF "I just wanted to say really big thank you for the work that you have done with me. I feel so much more secure and happier since we have been talking, you really helped me gain a level of perspective which has helped me feel like the real me again"

R & S " My wife and I had several sessions with Tizzie and found her advice to be extremely helpful for our relationship...Her calm, sensible and well balanced approach to us as a couple....resulted in us having a much improved marriage....we would both thoroughly recommend her to anyone having troubles with their relationship....."

A & M "....We wanted to thank you for your support in getting us through a very difficult time; your counsel provided us with some good space to discuss some key issues....we both really feel that we have come out of this stronger..."

O.A "Tizzie was a great help to me when I was dealing with a significant period of anxiety my life.......after each session I got a far clearer understanding of why I was feeling the way I was and how best to get through this trying period. I have recommended Tizzie to friends and I have no hesitation in strongly recommending her to anyone who seeks a calming influence and a great listener in their lives"

J & S "...We have been getting on much better since we have seen you. Getting the small things out of the way, which get compounded, has been a great relief....your style and delivery is exactly what we needed to realise anything is surmountable..."

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available from 8.00am to 7.30pm Monday to Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday.

 Christmas 2023 and New Year 2024 opening times

Friday 22nd December 2023 to 4th January 2024 CLOSED

Further information

UNIQUE SKILLS in dealing with ''Long-Covid''. You may have heard on the news recently that The English National Opera recommends opera singing and structured breathing exercises. I am a former professional opera singer and therefore have unique skills to help with this. Within my work as an INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST within the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I draw on my knowledge of Person-centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Existential approaches combining any or all of these depending on my individual clients' needs during their sessions with me.

PERSON-CENTRED THERAPY encourages the client to tap into their own vast resources of self understanding to alter attitudes and behaviour and recognise their view of themselves and how that affects their life.

"When I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."
Carl Rogers

PSYCHODYNAMIC THERAPY focuses on helping the client understand how present behaviour or symptoms are influenced by the experiences of the past and the memories of which may be accessed deep in the subconscious.

"The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises."
Sigmund Freud

EXISTENTIAL THERAPY is a more philosophical method of therapy. It puts emphasis on the human condition as a whole using a positive approach and maintaining a genuine understanding of the human being, spirit and mind.

"There is nothing in the world...that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions, as the knowledge that there is meaning in one's life."
Viktor Frankl

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) focuses on the 'here and now', assisting by encouraging strategies to help address concerns, challenging negative patterns and beliefs and promoting more positive coping skills.

29 Albert Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5DG

20 Garfield Road, London, SW11 5PN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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