Denise Blake | Accredited Counsellor | Wantage | NCS

Denise Blake

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS16-03030

Location: Wantage

My name is Denise and I am an Integrative Counsellor who uses a combination of techniques in a warm and caring way to make you feel at ease when talking through your concerns. These include but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Transaction Analysis, Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic. I deliver therapy based on Person Centred Therapy to clients with its approach and values of integrity, empathy and unconditional positive regard and a holistic perspective towards mind, body and soul .

My approach works on how you feel in the present and to understand what you need to get your life back on track. I work collaboratively with my clients where you’ll be supported to enable you to feel seen, heard and valued. Therapy is flexible and tailored to each client to meet their needs and to reach their goals.

I am qualified to work with adults, teenagers, families and children over 10 years and I have worked as a volunteer in a secondary school as well as Cruse Bereavement. I have an Enhanced DBS Check certificate and I receive professional supervision. I ensure continuous professional development, work within the accordance, guidelines and code of ethics of NCS to keep my knowledge and understanding up to date and relevant.

Please feel you can contact me with any questions or would like clarification on anything you’ve read on my profile. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    • Certificate in Understanding Children & Young People’s Mental Health - TQUK Level 2 Ofqual
    • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip Psy C) Level 4
    • Couples Counselling Certificate - accredited by the International Society of Professional Counsellors & The Cherished Family Project
    • Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills - Level 3

    • Cruse Bereavement Foundation Certificate
    • Cruse Bereavement by Suicide Certificate
    • Cruse Bereavement CYP (Children, Young People) Certificate

    • Anxiety, Depression & Young People - Certificate with Nick Luxmoore OTSA Oxford Teaching Schools Alliance
    • Working with Troubled & Troublesome Boys - Certificate with Nick Luxmoore OTSA
    • Working with Difficult Girls - Certificate with Nick Luxmoore OTSA
    • Helping Young People Make Sense of their Parents, their Teachers & Authority, The Enemy in my Head - Certificate with Nick Luxmoore OTSA
    • Helping Young People Learn to Live with Feelings - Self-Harm & Disordered Eating - Certificate with Nick Luxmoore OTSA
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Prescribed Psychiatric Drug Dependence/Withdrawal
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Tinnitus
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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