Welcome to my new website. My name is Denise Freeman and I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in North West England, predominately working in Manchester and Cheshire.
RealFocus Therapy and Broadcast Media Psychological Support Services provides counselling to individuals, couples and trainee counsellors. In addition, I also specialise in providing psychological support services to the broadcast media industry.
These are exciting times and I very much look forward to sharing news, views and ideas all aimed at supporting and inspiring your wellbeing.
We often trivialise the challenges we may be facing and regard the notion that we could benefit from therapy as something reserved for our friends over the pond. There seems to be a commonly held belief in our society that we should "keep a stiff upper lip" and deal with our problems independently and internally. I have had numerous clients apologise to me, fearing that they might be wasting my time with their problem, or state that they feel guilty for taking an appointment that someone else could have.
If something is constantly worrying us, or keeping us stuck with painful thoughts from the past, then it’s a real issue and no less valid because it's yours.
Choosing to engage in therapy is not easy and I am reminded of this when each new client who walks through my door appears to be filled with trepidation.
However much we like going to the gym, in order to keep our bodies fit, lean and healthy, I believe that we need to regard our mental wellbeing in much the same way... what's the point of having a healthy body without a healthy mind?
These pages aren't just for those who may be contemplating therapy. They are for anyone interested in supporting their mental wellbeing and spiritual growth.
RealFocus Therapy: your life re-imagined.