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

London SW16 & SW11
020 8696 0659 020 8696 0659 07730927672 07730927672 Registered / Accredited

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:

Monday - Friday 8.00am to 9pm

Saturday           10am to 1pm


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

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy



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.

45 Pendle Road
SW16 6RT

20 Garfield Road
Battersea, Wandsworth
SW11 5PN

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


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 1pm on Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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