Psychotherapy and EMDR therapy
For adult individuals and couples
You may feel that something is holding you back from living a more meaningful and fulfilling life, I can help you with this through compassionate understanding and insight.
For the past 20 years I have been dedicated to helping people, whether individually or in couples, to heal old wounds, to grow and to make positive changes as a result. It has been a privilege to do so.
I started my training at the University of Edinburgh studying psychodynamic and person centred counselling approaches. After qualification in 2006 I sought accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Pyshcotherapy. A requirement for annual re-accreditation is to complete a minimum of 30 hours of trainings annually. I have therefore completed many additional trainings over the years in a variety of disciplines. The depth and breadth of my training and experience allows me to find the approach that works best for my clients.
I have successfully worked with people through their personal and work relationship difficulties, stress and anxiety, depression and anger, bereavement and loss, abuse and trauma, infertility and miscarriage, narcissism, ASD and ADHD as well as addiction. To name but a few.
My interest in couples psychotherapy evolved from my individual work, and I did a psychodynamic couples training in 2009. To maintain my training I attend a psychoanalytic couples therapy study group quarterly. This training also informs my individual work - especially with clients who come for relationship help.
My most recent training is in EMDR therapy - Level 4 completed in 2022. It complements psychodynamic psychotherapy, or it can be offered as a stand alone therapeutic option.
As a Registered and Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I am committed to working within and, am accountable to, the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I maintain this standard of practice through regular supervision and continual professional development.
In addition to my private practice I am also a Staff Counsellor at the University of Edinburgh where I have been employed since 2008 providing short term counselling.
I have been offering telephone and video appointments regularly since 2020.
"As someone who has told Denise deeply personal things, I would say that I feel at ease and able to open up to her.
She offers sound, practical, non-judgemental insight and help to navigate through difficult emotional situations."