Dido Denman, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Dido Denman

Thatcham RG18 English
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Dido Denman, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Dido Denman

Thatcham RG18 English
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My Approach

My approach is based on a comprehensive exploration of the major theoretical schools and training in a number of different disciplines. The therapy I offer is:

Holistic: the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the client are recognised as integral parts of the whole being. No part of the client’s experience is excluded from therapeutic consideration. Sexuality and gender orientation are fundamental to our sense of identity and these, too, can be explored and discussed in therapy in a way that is seldom possible elsewhere.

Humanistic: healing is seen as inherent in the client. The best understanding of an individual’s current condition, and what is needed for future health and happiness, resides within the individual him or herself. The therapist’s task is to help the client rediscover this innate understanding.

Practical: with proficiency in a number of disciplines, clients receive the therapy they need. It is also understood that, for most clients, financial circumstances need to be taken into account when considering therapy. Counselling and hypnotherapy clients are supported in making desired changes in the minimum number of sessions, while psychotherapy clients are assured of ongoing support for as long as it is required.

Psychodynamic: symptoms are viewed not as problems to be eradicated but as messages from the unconscious about underlying intra-psychic conflicts. Using techniques such as hypnosis, focusing, active imagination, dream work, regression and guided meditation, psychotherapy works towards interpreting and understanding these messages, with a view to resolving the underlying conflict from which they arise. With resolution of the underlying problem, symptoms melt away…they are no longer needed.

Relational: the client brings habitual expectations and ways of relating to therapy. The therapeutic relationship acts as a vessel in which this can be explored safely and through which new ways of being and acting can be integrated.

Transpersonal: the meaning we ascribe to our lives is central to our sense of purpose and fulfilment. In addressing our beliefs about ourselves and our place in the greater scheme of things we restore the spiritual dimension so sadly lacking in the prevailing cultural climate of ‘having and getting’.

About Me

I have been working, training and studying in the fields of psychotherapy and counselling for more than thirty years in a range of different settings including residential rehab for addictions, youth and schools counselling, and teaching psychotherapy and counselling for diploma and degree level courses. I currently have private practices online and in Thatcham, Berkshire.

In addition to my general qualifications, I am trained as a hypnotherapist and specialise in transpersonal psychotherapy, exploring altered states of consciousness and the spiritual dimension of our lives.

Clients who may be nervous, anxious or fearful, or who have already "tried everything" are particularly welcome.

I work with

  • Individuals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist
  • Hypno -Psychotherapist
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bulimia
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Gender
  • Identity Problems
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parents
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Home Visits
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Thatcham Office

The Granary,
Lower Henwick Farm, Lower Barn
Turnpike Road
Thatcham RG18 3AP

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£110 per one hour session
£60 per half hour follow up hypnotherapy session


A limited number of concessionary places are available for trainee counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Dido Denman

Dido Denman

Thatcham RG18

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