Anne Murphy BACP Accredited Counsellor (MBACP Accred)
Sometimes life can feel very overwhelming and difficult to deal with on your own. My aim is to work together with you to discover why you feel the way you do and to support you in exploring choices.
I believe that often a difficult time in our lives can bring with it the possibility for growth and development, it can be a chance to become more who we truly are. I will work with you in a caring, confidential and non judgmental way to look at the issues that bring you to counselling.
I trained as an integrative person-centred counsellor. Person-centred means that I will not seek to direct our work together but to support you in exploring the things that you want to talk about; and it also means that I believe everyone has the ability to grow and develop as a person. Integrative means I can also offer you ways in which we could use aspects of other theories from within the humanistic way of working, if it seems they might be beneficial for your aims for growth.
I understand that making that first step to contact a counsellor can be difficult, and I think it is very important that you feel at ease and comfortable with the person you choose to work with. With this in mind you may wish to arrange a one-off appointment initially, for a reduced fee of £25. This gives you the chance to see how you feel about counselling and to decide whether you would like us to work together.
If you have any questions please do ring or email me for a chat.
My private practice is based in the centre of Derby.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (trained for 4 years in counselling skills, theory and practice)
BACP Accredited Counsellor (Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I work for the NHS and in private practice.
I also have considerable experience within the voluntary sector working with bereavement and eating disorders.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Individual clients £35 per session (1 hour)
First session £25
I have some spaces available for reduced-fees sessions (for example students, people on low incomes), please do contact me for further information.
I hold an enhanced CRB check having worked for some years with teenagers and young people. I am fully insured and adhere to the BACP's code of ethics.
Please note: as I am often with clients my mobile phone is usually on silent but I check it very regularly so please do leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments are available during the day (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) and some evenings.
Types of client