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Is talking to friends and family exhausting? Do you get the feeling that they don't understand anyway?

Or does the feeling of burden prevent you from talking full stop?

If that's you, I am here to help.

 

I specialise in helping clients who have been bereaved,

 helping you to to look at the picture of your loved one without thinking you'd break down again. 

Would you like to be able to live without the excruciating every day pain?

I am here to help.

"Having suffered four very close bereavements in six months and after a year of trying to deal with it myself I needed help to make sense of it all. With Covid 19 and the restrictions that we all faced I could not go on anymore. I feel very lucky to have found Denisa. Her warm and welcoming nature was just what I needed. I felt listened to, understood and that I was not wrong to feel the way I was. We came to a point where I felt ready to face the world again. I felt happy, confident and would not have recognised the person that first walked into Denisa's therapy room. I 100% recommend Denisa to anyone who has suffered any kind of loss. She has changed my life in so many ways. I am so grateful, Denisa is an amazing therapist."

(Client S.P.)

 I know how complicated grief can be. I know what it is like to feel alone, isolated and not having anyone to talk to. I know that it is not uncommon to feel like burden or that talking is pointless because no one really understands anyway. You might feel guilt or anger. Or just utter shock and disbelief that this has happened to you. To get on with your life as your friends and family expect you to after certain amount of time might be harder than you have ever imagined. I know far too well how that feels. My own grief journey was far from straight forward. If you'd like to know more, please read my own grief story in my blog.

The first step is always the hardest.

 I am here to help.

Qualification and
Experience

It would be fair to say that it was my life experiences of childhood trauma and profound loss that eventually lead me to my counselling profession. 

Once entering the counselling profession, I have had the privilege to work with adults as well as youth. Two very different therapeutic approaches but equally rewarding.

I feel very proud to have been approached by and now working for a local charity  - supporting those who feel suicidal or lost their loved ones to suicide. Suicide grief can be more complex and prolonged. Trying to come to terms with all the "Why-s" and "If-s" is not easy. The shock of suicide can be long lasting and often people are not aware of this. Suicide can be a very difficult subject to talk about and it can create tension and uneasiness within the family and friends circle.

 

 My qualifications:

Foundation degree in Humanistic counselling FdSc,

NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling skills and theory,

NCFE Level 2 Award in helping skills,

NCFE Level 1 Award in interpersonal skills

  Further training includes:

Working with low mood, anxiety and resilience

Understanding and coping with Anxiety

Suicide awareness and prevention

Complex Bereavement

Creative intervention in trauma work

Absent fathers and the impact on Self

Infant Loss Training

Assisting clients with subsequent pregnancies after loss

Qualified in online and telephone counselling

To help me to be the best I can in my profession I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Being a member means I abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

 I undertake regular continuing professional development (CPD) and my work is regularly overseen by a clinical supervisor. My policies and practices meet the high standard for data privacy introduced by the new European Union data protection law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

I work to the UK jurisdiction. I only work with clients residing in the UK.

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