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Denise Gregory

Denise Gregory

in Yate

We can all experience difficulties at times and feel overwhelmed, anxious, confused, scared or alone. It is not always easy or practical to confide in friends or family. In such situations, counselling can often help.

I am a qualified Integrative and Relational Counsellor and Solution-Focused Hypnotherapist, working in Yate, South Gloucestershire. I have professional indemnity insurance and I am a registered accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the Association for Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH).

I embrace diversity and differences and I have been privileged to work with people from different walks of life, ethnicities, religions, cultures and sexualities. Difference does not have to mean isolation, misunderstanding or rejection. We can find a common language to work together by accepting and being curious about one another.

I have experience working with various issues, from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, to trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, pregnancy and infertility issues, gender and sexual diversity, amongst others. I have worked with various supporting agencies, such as Victim Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Hope's Place and Network Counselling as well as University Hospital Bristol Trust where I worked as an Occupational Health Counsellor and supported NHS staff with general and professional issues. Building on my Degree in Psychology, I am always fascinated to learn more about the workings of the brain and the mind. I am particularly interested in neuroscience, an ever changing area of research in the workings of the brain, thoughts, emotions, intelligence as well as their links with the body and its physical functions. Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy has therefore been a natural progression for me to develop further my understanding and to learn new ways to help clients to understand themselves and move towards a positive future. Please consult my website for more information.

Background & Qualifications

Diploma in Professional Studies in Counselling (Level 6 qualification, accredited by the BACP) (The University of the West of England)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Accredited by the BACP) (The University of the West of England)

First Degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (The Open University)

Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate (UKATA)

Diploma in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) (Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training)

Continuous Professional Development

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Accreditation

Association for Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy

My Specialisms

Here are some concerns that you may wish to explore with me in counselling:

- Anger
- Anxiety and related issues
- Assertiveness
- Attachment issues
- Childhood issues
- Crime
- Cultural differences and diversity
- Depression
- Dissociation, dissociative identity disorder
- Domestic violence, rape and sexual abuse (present and historic)
- Family issues and relationships
- Gender and sexual issues
- General counselling
- Infertility, pregnancy, loss, postnatal depression and related issues
- Isolation, loneliness
- Life changes (divorce, change of career, etc.)
- Loss, grief, bereavement
- Low self-esteem, self-worth, self-belief
- Mindfulness
- Self-harm
- Sexuality, sexuality diversity and intimacy issues
- Shame, guilt
- Stress
- Suicide
- Long-term and terminal illness and life change
- Trauma (including posttraumatic stress)
- Work related issues (stress, redundancy, change of job, redeployment, bullying)

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I passionately believe in the power of listening, empathy, acceptance and giving opportunities to clients to explore whatever they are experiencing patiently and supportively. With greater insight and care, clients can see their self-confidence improving and feel empowered to make the decisions that are right for them. My approach is non-directive, which means that YOU decide what and how much you tell me and together we can embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance and potential change.

I work in an integrative and relational way. I use different counselling models and techniques to adapt my approach to your unique needs and the most important aspect of our work together will be our relationship, based on trust, empathy and acceptance. I may also, if appropriate and desired, integrate aspects of Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy, such as deep relaxation and visualisation, to reduce anxiety and stress and to help you to make the necessary positive changes to your life to achieve your personal goals. Integrating various approaches allows therapy to be personalised to you and your needs.

I offer face-to-face, short-term, long-term and open-ended counselling. I am happy to work with organisations and companies who need periodic counselling but do not necessarily want to commit to a full-time in-house counsellor.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £40 per 60 minutes We have verified this therapists Counselling credentials!

Additional Rate Information

I also offer a free half-hour consultation to give opportunity to potential clients to meet me, discuss their therapeutic goal and ask me questions. Concessions for low-income clients, students and students counsellors are also available.