Tizzie Dennett-Short BSc (Hons) MBACP (Accred) Individuals and Couples

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About me

I am an experienced university qualified BSc Integrative Counsellor Psychotherapist and an Accredited and Registered Member of the BACP based in South West London. I am an accredited provider for The Foundation for Infant Loss and a health care provider including BUPA 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 these 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, both short and long term, at my practices in Tooting,Wandsworth, London SW16 and Battersea,Wandsworth, London SW11 with easy access from:-
Balham, Streatham,Clapham, Wimbledon and Wandsworth (nearest tubes Tooting Bec and Tooting Broadway) and also, for Battersea with excellent public transport from Clapham Common, Clapham Junction and six different buses including one from Sloane Square, Chelsea.

offer flexible hours from 8.00am to 9pm Monday to Friday.

2019 Christmas Holiday closing Monday 23rd December 6pm until Friday 3rd January 2020 9am


Addictions - 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 - Sexuality issues - 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 Tooting, Wandsworth, London SW16 and in Battersea London SW11

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 among others.

At my flourishing private Pyschotherapeutic Counselling practice 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,stresses,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


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in the considerable emotional trauma associated with dysphonia (loss of voice) and aim to support anyone going through a vocal crisis including singers and performers, both professional and amateur.

I have considerable experience with Complex Post Traumatic Stress.



individual one to one session : £60.00 (50 mins.)                                                         Initial assessment session £70 (1 hour 15mins)

Couple session: £80.00 (60 mins.)                                                                                 Initial assessment session £90 ( 1 hour 30 mins)

All sessions by appointment only.


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..."

OA "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..."

Further information

I 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.

Maps & Directions

London, SW11
London, SW16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Please phone me or email me to arrange a session during weekdays and evenings. I am available from 8.00am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 6pm on Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme