About

Denise Williams

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Counsellor and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Member of BACP, NCH and list on the accredited professional standards authority register.

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Hello, my name is Denise, my slogan though really more my metaphor is “Out from the Darkness into the light”

We often know there’s something wrong perhaps a feeling of dread, or anxiety but can’t quite put our finger on why we’re not feeling so good. Ever heard someone say “I feel like I’m in a dark place and can’t find my way out” Counselling, and hypnotherapy can help to identify what those issues are and often, where those issues originated, providing those much-needed tools to bring you into the light and make for a brighter future.

I have always been fascinated by hypnotherapy, it certainly helped me in an area of my life. It can work as a stand-alone therapy, but also combines well with counselling. I am always client led so I make sure I only offer what is appropriate for you. I work ethically and I pride myself on my confidentiality and the rapport I build with each client.

I would love to help and assist you on you on your journey.

Qualifications

Counselling

  • 1996 Basic Counselling Skills: Gwent Tertiary College

  • 1996 Certification in Counselling Skills stage 1: Gwent Tertiary College

  • 2002 Advanced Certificate in Counselling: Gwent Tertiary College

  • 2002 Diploma in Counselling: University of Wales

  • 2007 Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy University of Wales

 

Hypnotherapy

  • 2014 Clinical hypnosis: 20 credits at level 6 University of West London

  • 2016 Diploma in Clinical and Advanced Hypnosis: UK Academy of therapeutic arts and sciences

 

Mindfullness

  • 2021 Mindfulness Diploma: New Skills Academy

  • All certificates can be produced on request

Experience

I was lucky to work with an organisation form many years who recognised the wellbeing of their staff as being paramount. This is alongside my voluntary work (Aneurin Bevan Health board, NSPCC, and Women’s Aid), and more recently my own private practice.

From my extensive training I am experienced in most modalities of Counselling and presenting issues, no matter how uncomfortable they may seem.

Hypnotherapy and counselling seem completely different professions but actually the reason I became a hypnotherapist is because I believe there is a parallel. Whether combined, or used as separate therapies, both professions require high levels of subject knowledge, sensitivity, intuition, understanding, sense of perspective and client rapport, in order to produce thoroughly positive results. Both professions provide the path for change in habit, thought, limiting believes and behaviour.

Having a great rapport between client and therapist, has always been my aim and a positive outcome of course, I consider myself eclectic, however, I am always client led.

I offer a free 20 minute consultation via telephone to allow you time to get all your questions answered, to enable you to get a feeling for who I am and whether you feel you would like to work with me.

What do I cover?

 

Below is not an exhausted list but some of what I offer across both Counselling and Hypnotherapy.

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Addictions

  • Low self-esteem/confidence

  • Obsessive compulsive Disorder

  • Panic attacks

  • Phobias

  • PTSD

  • Relationship issues

  • Couple counselling

  • Relaxation

  • Stress 

Fees

Counselling fees are £50 per 50-60 minute session.

Hypnotherapy sessions start from £70.

I also provide packages combining both counselling and hypnotherapy, please ask for details.

 

Availability

 

4pm onwards Monday -Thursday. Friday afternoon from 1pm. Saturday Morning. This will change as from January 2023

Contact

Mobile: 07796522451

Email: d.williams3@ntlworld.com

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