Velma Dennis, MBACP BSc Hons,PGDip
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and coach, I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you in order to freely explore your situation and understand it better. We can work together to understand your past, see where you want to be in your life and explore the best way of getting there. My passion is helping people fulfil their potential and to help them through the difficult times.
My clinical approach is integrative including psychodynamic, gestalt, CBT, person-centred and solution-focused and as an integrative counsellor, I am able to use various counselling approaches within the integrative counselling framework to help clients to address issues that are holding them back in their life. This approach is client led and focuses on the best way to address the client’s needs.
I am aware of how harmful negative life experiences can be on an individual if left unaddressed and firmly believe that each person has their own solution to their own problem and therapy can enable the client to find their own way forward.
I offer both short term and long term therapy. The sessions will last 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a postgraduate Diploma in integrative Counselling and Coaching which was awarded to me by the University of East London. I have also obtained a BSc Hons in Community Development and Leadership.
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and am guided by their professional code of ethics.
I have past experience working as a manager and current experience working in the community providing emotional support and guidance as a coach for people who suffer from mental health issues. I also work as a IAPT Counsellor with the NHS and am currently offering counselling in my private practice. I feel this gives me the right balance, empathy and experience to assist clients in finding the best solution for solving the problems they face.
My private practice is based in Streatham High Road and is 5 minutes from Streatham train station.
I continue to develop my skills, knowledge and experience through volunteering in schools as a counsellor and community project charity focusing on the elderly. I have regular supervision, peer discussion and CPD workshops and am fully insured and DBS checked.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
Each session costs £50, however, I offer reduced concessionary fees for those on a low income and for students. Should you be interested, please contact me to arrange an introductory assessment appointment on 07508447824 or email.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Streatham SW16- Mondays from 3pm to 9pm SW16 - ad-hoc .& Balham SW12Thursday from 3pm to 9pm ad-hoc sessions are available
Types of client