Start Feeling More Balanced

Welcome to Denise Ela Maley

Online UK Psychotherapist based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire UK

Do Any Of The Following Resonate With You?

You feel lost in life or depressed.

You've lost the happy moments you used to have in your life.

Your confidence is at an all-time low.

You wish you could just switch off feelings of anxiety and unplug from life's stresses.

You feel yourself sinking into increasingly negative feelings.

You have a big life decision or dilemma overshadowing your day to day functioning.

You're trapped in a battle with your body and eating and don't know how to change it.

You dread going to work and don't what how to turn it around.

You are grappling with with decisions around becoming a biological parent or to live a childfree life.

If so, I'm here to help.

Hi, I'm Denise Ela Maley

I am a goal-oriented, sensitive, warm hearted psychotherapist and counsellor that can help you discover presence and peace with yourself and others. I provide care for those experiencing anxiety, feeling low or depressed, emotions that feel out of control, or feeling stressed in life at work or at home.

Whether you are looking for support with a specific issue or want to find a confidential space to tend to your psychological health, my aim is to help you to feel more balanced and better able to live your best life with a blend of integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling approaches including specialisms in Couples Counselling & Psychotherapy, Health at Every Size® (HAES®) informed Therapy and Career Therapy

What makes me different: I listen carefully and read between the lines uncovering what might really be going on underneath. My specialist post qualification training in relationships, eating disorders and issues of weight means that I am also uniquely placed to help with these issues. Having a 20 year corporate career in HR means I have deep insight and skill in psychological health connected to career and work.

I am a fully accredited registered member of the BACP.

Clients Often Arrive Feeling Or Experiencing One Or More Of The Following:

Psychotherapy & Counselling

It’s natural to try and avoid painful feelings and seek out more pleasurable distractions in life. The way internal struggles tend to be handled is often due to momentary learnt coping mechanisms in early life.

Whilst it might have served you well then, you may be receiving signals that it no longer serves your emotional and psychological needs today.

So, when a persistent unhelpful response grows and starts impacting your behaviour, thoughts, emotions, self-worth, lifestyle or relationships, you know when it's time to take a different approach.

Couples Counselling & Psychotherapy

Most people who start Couples Counselling & Psychotherapy feel like they are stuck in a negative cycle unable to move forward. Perhaps you can relate? Maybe you feel like you want to escape your relationship problems or you know you'd be happier if you made changes but it feels safer and more comfortable to stay the same.

Couples Counselling & Psychotherapy helps your relationship to rise above the challenges and start moving towards your ideal life with less fighting and more loving.

You will get the effective skills you need to feel safer in your relationships and see patterns that you couldn't on your own.

HAES® Informed Therapy

Many people find coping with challenges around body size, weight issues and eating impossible to deal with. Most people who start psychotherapy and counselling feel stuck in a diet mindset repeating the same painful patterns of losing and regaining weight.

Perhaps you can relate? Maybe you feel like you want to escape your life or you find your body and eating a burden and long for relief from the constant diet mindset and comfort eating cycles.

The Health At Every Size® approach helps you rise above your challenges. Start moving towards your ideal life with less confusion and more confidence learning new skills, how to nourish well and intuitive eating approaches.

Career Therapy

The workplace and your career can be significant relationships in your life. From the first to your last job before retirement, these relationships can impact your psychological health and wellbeing for the better or the worse.

As a psychotherapist and former HR professional, I have deep insights and accrued experience into our psychological relationship with organisations and how we seek meaning and purpose through work. There may be issues relating to belonging, feeling good enough, performance anxiety, work related stress, relational difficulties with colleagues, career transitions, difficult starts and endings.

So if your job or experience at work is negatively impacting your quality of life and psychological health, I invite you to get in touch to explore how we can work together.


My Location

In the light of the pandemic, as well as my own positive experiences with online therapy and supervision, I have found that it is a safe way of regularly being engaged in therapy. So, I am committed to working with my clients online only until further notice.

You can find more information about online therapy here.

Let's Discover How I Can Help

Reach out to get your free phone/online consultation. During your free consultation, you can share a bit about what’s going on and I can answer any questions you may have so we both consider how well we might work together. I respond in 24 hours, Monday through Friday, to all calls and emails.

Call: +447950404990