Derby Counselling Centre
We are a not-for-profit charity that has, since 1981, been offering professional counselling, at affordable rates, to local residents who would normally struggle to access talking therapies. We endeavour to make waiting times as short as possible, between initial assessment and first session (normallly about a week) and will offer fleixible contracts, tailored to the client's needs, with no limit to the number of sessions. Working in a safe and welcoming environment and always within professional and ethical guidelines, we offer regular 55-minute sessions, for people who are struggling with a variety of emotional and relational issues, including sexuality, abuse, addiction, self-harm, and self-esteem (though this list is not exhaustive).
We are also able to see couples and adolescents.
Training, qualifications & experience
We currently have 13 practitioners working at the Centre, who have a range of experience, from students on placement to qualified counsellors. All work within a professional code of ethics and offer a wide variety of counselling models, from Person-Centred and Psychodynamic to Gestalt and CBT. This means we are able to tailor our approach to our clients' needs. But despite these differences, the counsellors do have in common that they are all volunteers,who give up their time to support a service thay believe in: improving access to talking therapies for people on limited income, who would otherwise take the route of prescribed medication and worse.
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Areas of counselling we deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling we deal with
We are able to offer our therapy rooms for hire, for a modest charge. An agreement would need to be reached about cover, security, etc and viewing in advance would be advised.
Without funding or grants, our clients are our sole source of income . We therefore levy an affordable fee, but one that is based on the client's capacity to pay. The initial assessment is £10 and after that, the minimum fee is £15 per session. However, the average charge tends to be £20-25. We are able, in certain circumstances, to lower a fee if the client is unable to afford it. It is the avowed intent of the Centre to make counselling as accessible for the client as possible, without them worrying unduly over costs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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We open three days a week, from Tuesday till Thursday, 12 noon till 9pm.
Types of client