Helen Walley MBACP (Accredited), UKRCP

Helen Walley  MBACP (Accredited),  UKRCP



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About me

Maybe you are anxious, depressed, struggling in a relationship, or with some kind of loss, for example?
With me you can expect a safe, supportive and challenging environment in which it is my hope you will experience acceptance, empathy and genuineness to facilitate insight and understanding that can lead to change or enable you sometimes to come to terms with things you can't necessarily change.

I am a professionally qualified counsellor and have worked in a wide variety of settings including the NHS, general counselling agencies in Brussels, Birmingham and Tamworth and now in independent private practice. 
I work with individuals (over 18) in long, medium and short term work in a therapy room in Mickleover, Derby.

Talking to someone who is empathic and giving their full attention can lead to insight into sometimes confusing or difficult thoughts and feelings and help to work out what could change. I see this as a collaborative process, not something which you experience passively - for therapy to be effective, both of us need to be active participants in the process. During an initial free consultation we will work together to decide whether counselling or psychotherapy maybe an appropriate form of help for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling (2002)
  • Diploma in Person-centred counselling and psychotherapy (2007)
  • Advanced Diploma in CBT methods for person-centred therapists (2009)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (2009)
  • Accredited by British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • On UK register for Counselling and Psychotherapy

I have 13 years experience working as a therapist in general counselling agencies in an English speaking agency in Brussels, and centres in Birmingham and Tamworth, as well as in a GP Surgery in Staffordshire. I have run my own independent private practice for over seven years.

I am also a qualified Counselling supervisor and have supervised Counsellors working in a wide variety of contexts. I am person-centred though I have worked with counsellors from an integrative background due to my training in and understanding of other modalities. I am a member of APSE (Association for Pastoral Supervisors and Educators) and also have experience supervising people in church leadership.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

When it is appropriate I am able to work with creative tools to facilitate the client's process.

I offer supervision to therapists and counsellors.

Therapies offered


£40 for individuals
you may be eligible for a reduced rate, please enquire.

Further information

Over the last twenty four years I have lived in Asia, Europe and England and worked pastorally in a variety of settings, and have particular interest in relationship issues, loss, bereavement, cultural, and spiritual issues.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


8.30 am - 8.30 pm Monday to Thursday

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified person-centred Supervisor, and have a varied and interesting independent private practice covering many different issues in my client work.

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